Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools

You are here: Home / Governance / Minutes / 2022 / March


Date: March 8, 2022

Place: Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 7:30 PM

Present: Greg Chernack, Phillip Giordano, Maryann Luongo, and Ashley Kavanaugh. Vice-Chair Pat Xeller and Josh Galper joined by phone along with several Section residents.

Agenda Item: Greetings and Introductions

Chairman Greg Chernack called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.

Agenda Item: Review and Approval of February Council Meeting Minutes

Chairman Chernack moved that the minutes from the February meeting be approved; there was a second, and the motion passed.

Agenda Item: Residents comments

There were no resident comments.

Agenda Item: Thrive Montgomery 2050 Update

Chairman Chernack provided an update on the Section’s efforts on Thrive Montgomery. The Section Council sent a letter to all the County Council members noting specific concerns with the proposed initiative. A copy of the letter was circulated to all residents, and residents again were encouraged to reach out directly to the County Council. Council member Sidney Katz has asked for a follow-up meeting. Chairman Chernack and the Town Manager will meet with him in mid-March. The Section will continue to keep residents updated on the latest developments.

Agenda Item: Monthly Financial Report

The Town Manager presented an overview of the Section’s current financial status, and entertained questions from the Council.

Agenda Item: Manager’s Report

-There were four private tree permits issued this month and six public tree removals. Several of the removals were initiated by Pepco after the trees had been identified as hazardous. Dr. Feather, the Section arborist, was consulted and agreed with each of the removals.

-There were six building permits issued.

-On February 17, the new owners of the 4-H property, Galerie Living and Community Three, presented an initial concept plan for redevelopment of the property. Planning and construction are estimated to take four and a half years so the earliest the property will be open for occupancy is September 2026. The presentation video and slideshow are linked on the on the Town of Chevy’s website. Residents are encouraged to review it and submit comments to the Town.

-Julie Sparacino has finished her review of the Town files. They have been organized and catalogued and are now ready for permanent storage. The Manager is looking at offsite storage options.

-The Manager met with representatives from WSSC today and walked the identified work areas for the upcoming water main replacement project. Work will begin on Brookville Road and Windsor Place. Crews will be on site from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. The Manager will notify residents when a start date is confirmed.

-The Manager spoke with the Village of Martin’s Additions Manager today regarding the latest on the speed hump that will be placed on Thornapple Street, east of Brookville. Due to supply issues, the temporary speed hump is not currently available. VMA has decided to instead move forward with a permanent speed hump. They also plan to put in an additional speed hump further down Thornapple closer to Summit. VMA is also in the process of preparing a proposal for a potential sidewalk in the same areas.

-Sidewalk shaving work will take place throughout the Section this Thursday, March 10.

-The Manager spoke with an official with Montgomery County Transportation regarding the crosswalk on Connecticut Avenue between Williams Lane and Woodbine Street. The County is going to adjust the timing on the pedestrian walk signal to see if this might help address some of the pedestrian safety issues.


Chairman Chernack adjourned the meeting. The next meeting will be held April 5, 2022, at 7:30 PM at the Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue. The Village Hall has handicapped access. Everyone is welcome.