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Our Meetings

Our next meeting will be in the Pump House at 401 S. Horners Lane on
Tuesday December 10th at 7:00 PM.
This will be our Holiday Dessert Potluck. Bring something sweet to share.

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General Information

The subdivisions of East Rockville are Burgandy Hills, Burgundy Knolls, Burgundy Village, Croydon Park, England’s Second Addition, Harriet Park, Janeta, Maryvale, Redgate Farms, and Rockville Park.

The East Rockville Civic Association (ERCA) was established in 1981 to represent the ten subdivisions of East Rockville. Our purpose is to provide members of this community with a voice on matters that impact our neighborhood. For over thirty years, ERCA has been working for our community. We meet every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 in the Pump House at 401 South Horners Lane.

If you would like to know more about ERCA or get on our neighborhood email list send an email to ercaerca@gmail.com


Do I live in East Rockville? Follow this link for a map.
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Contact

How to Contact ERCA:

President - Deborah Landau, president.erca@gmail.com
Vice President - Chas Hausheer
Secretary - Jamie Keller
Treasurer - Kashi Way

ERCA email: ERCAERCA@gmail.com

Snail Mail: ERCA, PO BOX 10126, Rockville, MD 20849

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Have a code enforcement problem?

Contact Tony Cyrus at 240-314-8333 or send an email to tcyrus@rockvillemd.gov
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Have a problem with the Metro station?

Address all issues and questions about the Rockville Metro Station by sending an email to both csvc@wmata.com and HCordero@rockvillemd.gov.
You can also call 202-637-7000 or fill in the form here
http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/contact_us/ridercomment.cfm
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You can pay your annual dues of $10. by:

· Snail mailing a check to ERCA, PO BOX 10126, Rockville, MD 20849

· Or bring a check to the next meeting

· Or click the DONATE button below and pay with your PayPal
account

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POSTS

Update on Stonestreet Corridor Study

This message is an update on the recommendations from the 2018 Stonestreet Corridor Study (2018 Study).  In July, the Mayor and Council directed staff to start working on the recommendations for the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Ave area, one of the five key opportunity areas identified as part of the 2018 Study.  Toward the bottom of this message is a map of the subject area.

On October 23, staff presented a draft of the Park Road and North/South Stonestreet Ave Area Comprehensive Master Plan Amendment to the Planning Commission, and they set a public hearing for Wednesday, January 8, 2020 to take testimony on the draft plan amendment. 

The draft report is available on the City’s website at:  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/2004/Stonestreet-Corridor.

There are several ways in which to provide testimony to the Planning Commission on or before the public hearing on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Rockville City Hall.  They are as follows:

  1. In writing, to the City of Rockville Planning Commission, c/o Comprehensive Planning, PDS, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850;
  2. By email, to planning.commission@rockvillemd.gov; or
  3. In person, at the January 8 public hearing at 7 PM, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

If you would prefer to view a hard copy of the report, one is available for review at the Planning and Development Services counter at City Hall.

Plan Amendment Area (outlined in blue)

I-270 Public Workshops

The State Highway Administration will host a series of public workshops in Frederick and Montgomery counties in mid-November to provide an overview of plans for Interstate 270 between interstates 370 and 70. The workshops will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Lincoln Recreation Center, Lincoln Elementary School, 200 Madison Street, Frederick.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Urbana Fire Department Banquet Hall, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick.

Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg.

The workshops will provide an overview of the pre-National Environmental Policy Act activities and the NEPA process; discuss the transportation needs of the corridor; and identify potential solutions and existing environmental considerations. 

Pre-NEPA activities include a review of existing and future traffic, roadway, and environmental conditions to inform the development of alternatives. There will be a brief presentation at 7 p.m. during each workshop. Attendees will be able to review display boards and meet with SHA staff. 

Meeting materials, including an online presentation, will be available at https://495-270-p3.com.

Updated 11/9/2019: East Rockville Guidelines

This is a friendly reminder that if you would like to provide comments (support or critiques) on the final draft but have not had the chance, please send comments through the survey by 5:00 pm on Friday, November 15.  That is one week from today.  After that date, I will finalize a staff draft and start scheduling dates with the Mayor and Council and the Planning Commission to present the draft. 

The draft document can be found at this link.  The survey about each of the issues in the document can be accessed here.  If you have any problems with either of the links, please contact me.  Both links, along with additional information, can be found on the project website at:  https://www.rockvillemd.gov/2249/East-Rockville-Design-Guidelines-Standar.

There will be opportunities for a new round of comments when the document is with the Mayor and Council (M&C) and the Planning Commission (PC), but this is your opportunity to help shape the initial draft.  I want to also note, that if you do not see your specific comment in the draft, it may be that others weighed in differently, and I had to balance multiple ideas.  When I present to the Mayor and Council and the Planning Commission, I will highlight where counterpoints existed so that there may be additional discussion.  Your testimony to M&C and PC, when the time comes, will also add to this.

Thank you, all, for your continued work on this project!

Andrea

Andrea Gilles
Principal Planner | Comprehensive Planning
Planning and Development Services
111 Maryland Avenue | Rockville, MD 20850
Direct: 240-314-8273 Email: agilles@rockvillemd.gov

Leaf Pick Up

The City of Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 14.

An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected.

Rake leaves next to, but out of, roadways, gutters and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles. Leaves should be raked by 6 a.m. on the first day of their collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. Remove sticks and other objects from leaf piles. Avoid parking near leaf piles or other vehicles.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your refuse and recycling collection day. Use alternative disposal methods such as mulching or composting. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains, along stream banks or directly into streams, where they can cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding or release nutrients that lead to fish kills.
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