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The next meeting will be our annual holiday pot-luck treats "meeting" on December 9th, 2014 at 7:30 PM in The Pump House at 401 South Horners Lane. Bring a treat to share. Drinks will be provided.

General ERCA Information

If you cannot attend please email us your thoughts by clicking the "email ERCA" link on this page.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. Do I live in East Rockville? Follow this link for a map.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 nearly twenty years, ERCA has been working for our community.When We MeetWe 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 please send an email to president.erca@gmail.com You can also SUBSCRIBE to this site by entering your email in the box at the very bottom of this page. This will get you automatic email updates when changes are made to this site.Thank you for visiting.

ERCA's Officers and Email

President - Chas Hausheer president.erca@gmail.com

Vice President/Secretary - Charles Littlefield vp.erca@gmail.com

Treasurer - Marilyn Al-Mansoor treas.erca@gmail.com

Our Neighbor Housing Inspector

Do you have a complaint or question about a possible code violation in the neighborhood? If so please contact Aaron Porter our current Housing Inspector. Aaron can be contacted at APorter@rockvillemd.govor 240-314-8338.

Do you have an issue with the Rockville 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

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Alert form The Police

The Rockville City Police Department has received information from the Fairfax and Howard County Police Department's alerting us of home burglaries occurring in communities. The target households appear to be those of of Asian/Middle Eastern descent. Witnesses have described seeing Hispanic males knocking on doors continuously. A gold van has also been seen in at least two burglary incidents. While we have not had any reports of these incidents happening here in Rockville, we remind citizens to stay alert. NEVER open the door to anyone you do not know. Keep all doors and windows to your home and garage locked at all times. With the holiday season upon us, now is the time to be as vigilant as ever with not leaving holiday deliveries and packages on your doorstep or visible in your vehicle. If you see something suspicious, such as an unknown person in the area of your community knocking on doors or acting suspiciously, or an unknown vehicle driving around the community, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at 240-314-8900 or call 911. Put these phone number into your mobile device, this way if you are traveling around your community, you can quickly contact police. 

Cpl. Ken Matney
Rockville City Police
#2 W. Montgomery  Ave.
Rockville Md. 20850
240-314-8922


PS From ERCA - Shortly before 8:00 PM Thursday evening (11/20) two men dressed possibly in military fatigues were observed knocking on windows and doors and shining flashlights into residences that appeared to be vacant. This happened in the 300 block of South Horners Lane.
Keep your eyes and ears open and call the police immediately when you see anything suspicious.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

City News and Upcoming Agenda Items

Discussions of the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS) and the draft Rockville Pike plan, and previews of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget are on upcoming agendas for Rockville’s Mayor and Council.
The Mayor and Council are scheduled to review the City’s APFS as they relate to school facilities, beginning with a preliminary discussion on Nov. 17. The APFS are designed to ensure adequate public facilities are in place in time to keep up with the demands of new development.

A public hearing on the topic is scheduled for Jan. 5, with discussion continuing throughout January. A vote on whether to adopt any proposed changes to the standards is scheduled for Jan 26.


Other important Mayor and Council agenda items scheduled in the coming months include:
• Continued discussion of the City’s utility rates. A public hearing on water and sewer rates is scheduled for Nov. 10, with a discussion of the rates and rate structure on Nov. 24.
• Previews of the FY16 budget on Nov. 17, Jan. 5 and Feb. 9.
• Presentations on Dec. 8 of the Popular Annual Financial Report and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2014.
• The Planning Commission’s annual presentation on Dec. 8.
• A discussion on Nov. 17 of Duball Rockville LLC’s proposal to add 178 apartments and reduce required parking by 25 percent at its planned mixed-use building at 198 East Montgomery Ave.
• Public hearings and work sessions on the draft “Rockville’s Pike Plan” on Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. For more information, visit 
www.rockvillemd.gov/rockvillespike.
• An update on the King Farm Farmstead project on Nov. 24.
• A discussion on Dec. 8 of the compensation and classification study of City positions.
• A presentation on Nov. 24 of a Rockville Swim and Fitness Center facility conditions assessment and recommendations for enhancements.
• A discussion on Jan. 5 of “mansionization”—the impact of building or remodeling houses that are much larger than homes in the surrounding neighborhood.
Meetings for the 5th Richard Montgomery Elementary SchoolMontgomery County Public Schools is scheduled to begin Schematic Design Meetings for a new elementary school at the Hungerford Park site.The purpose of these meetings is to develop a preliminary design for the school project . This is an evolving process whereby input from the previous meeting is incorporated into the ongoing proposed design.

Schematic Design Meetings Dates and Locations:
Work Session Meeting #2
Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Beall Elementary School
451 Beall Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
Work Session Meeting #3
Thursday November 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Ritchie Park Elementary School
1514 Dunster Road
Rockville, MD 20854

Tuesday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Bus Rapid Transit System
Montgomery County is in the process of establishing advisory committees to assist in making recommendations in the planning and design of corridors where bus rapid transit (BRT) improvements are planned. A master plan amendment adopted by the Montgomery County Council last November identified 10 corridors that may be improved with high capacity BRT service to enhance mobility throughout the county. Adoption of the master plan also required the formation of advisory committees for each of the corridors.
In Rockville, advisory committees are being created for Veirs Mill Road, MD 355 from Rockville Town Center and continuing north, and MD 355 from the Town Center and continuing south.  The county was expected to accept nominations in October and November from two broad categories of representation:
Direct corridor representatives, which includes those areas adjacent to or within 150’ of the corridor. In this category, each civic, homeowners, condo and similar association will nominate their own representative to serve. The Chamber of Commerce is nominating representatives of business, major employers and property owners along the corridor.  
At-large representatives, which includes applications from groups that have the potential to experience impacts from the project, but are not located directly on the corridor. This may include residents, businesses, property owners, institutions and other groups that ideally represent a larger group of constituents who are frequent users of the corridor, or will add diversity to the committee. Applicants who wish to apply for an at-large position should apply directly with the county. More information, along with the application form, is available on the county’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rts/.
The committees will be formed by winter 2014, and each will contain up to (but no more than) 40 representatives. They will meet quarterly as long as the corridor project is funded and active.
If you have questions, contact Tom Pogue, Montgomery County Department of Transportation Community Relations, at 240-777-7170 or tom.pogue@montgomerycountymd.gov
Please let me know if you have any questions about the information on here. Please pass on to your communities!
Rocio Snowdy
Neighborhood Resources Coordinator
City Manager's Office
240.314.8345

Friday, July 11, 2014

New Facebook Page for East Rockville Parents

Attention all East Rockville parents: A new Facebook group has been created for parents of young children in the East Rockville neighborhood. The page will serve as a place to share news, ask questions, and coordinate occasional gatherings (we're also open to other suggestions for this group). A few parents from the area have noted a lack of interactive online places where families with young kids could interact - so here it is. If you're interested in joining the group, please search Maryvale Park Area Families on Facebook. Please feel free to invite others you know.

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