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The next meeting will be on August 11th at 7:30 PM in the Pump House at 401 South Horners Lane.

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.

How to contact ERCA

President - Suzan Pitman, president.erca@gmail.com

Vice President - Chas Hausheer, vp.erca@gmail.com

Secretary - Stephen Pollock, scpollock@gmail.com

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

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

Got a Code Enforcement issue in East Rockville?

Contact Tom Howley, Supervisor, Community Enhancement & Code Enforcement City of Rockville, (240) 314-8332 or send him an email at THowley@rockvillemd.gov.

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

Free Movies In The parks

Free Movies In The parks
Maryvale park, August 19th.

Free For All in The Parks

Free For All in The Parks
Coming soon to our neighborhood parks

Friday, June 26, 2015

City to Host 'Rockville 2040' Listening Sessions


Process to Update Comprehensive Master Plan is Underway

What do you want Rockville to be like in 2040?

The city is updating its 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan, which describes the vision for Rockville's future.

The plan's goal is to preserve and improve the quality of life in Rockville, by guiding development and conservation, and ensuring the city's ability to provide high-quality community facilities.

Community members, businesses and others are invited to get involved in Rockville 2040 -- the process to update the master plan -- to express their vision for the community's future.

The city will host listening sessions throughout Rockville over the next few months, at which city staff will share information about the master plan update and hear views regarding the future of Rockville neighborhoods. Participate in a session to learn more about Rockville 2040 and to share your thoughts on your area of the city and Rockville as a whole.

The two listening sessions scheduled for this summer are:
  • 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 for the Fallsgrove residential areas - meet at Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive
  • 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9 for the business areas along Research Boulevard and Piccard Drive as well as those areas in King Farm and Fallsgrove - meet at the Best Western Hotel, 1251 West Montgomery Ave.
The schedule of listening sessions and more Rockville 2040 information is atwww.rockvillemd.gov/rockville2040, where you can also sign up to receive email updates on the master plan update.

Questions? Contact Ann Wallas at awallas@rockvillemd.gov or Hjarman Cordero athcordero@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8200.

Highlights Rockville’s Animal Control Ordinance

Highlights of the city’s animal control ordinance that take effect July 1 include:

·         Licensing: Any dog, cat or ferret over 4 months old must be vaccinated, licensed and, when off premises, wear a tag and collar, unless they are microchipped.
·         Tethering and sheltering: Changes specify the weight, length and types of tethers that can be used and require, for animals kept outdoors, a weatherproof shelter that allows the animal to stand up and turn around inside.
·         Off-leash: The city may create an off-leash area for dogs in a public recreation area.
·         Trap-neuter-return program: Animal rescue or welfare organizations and animal control may establish a trap-neuter-return program for feral cats that includes vaccinating the cats against rabies when they are trapped and neutered.
·         Chickens: Up to five female chickens (no roosters) may be kept for each single-family dwelling (no multi-family dwellings or townhouses) after obtaining a $25 annual permit and providing written notice to neighbors. Chickens must be kept in predator-proof coops and cages that are at least 5 feet from the property line and 40 feet from adjacent homes. Coops and outdoor enclosures must be kept sanitary. Chickens may not be slaughtered on residential property.
·         Fees: Updated fees include a licensing fee for dogs, cats and ferrets of $1 per month (altered) or $2 per month (unaltered). Fees for dogs, cats and ferrets owned by a senior citizen or handicapped individual or person on public assistance are 50 cents per month (altered) or $2 per month (unaltered).

Additional information may be found at:  http://rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=249


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

City of Rockville - July 4th Celebration

Dear Homeowners and Civic Associations,
 
You are invited to the City of Rockville’s annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2015 (rain date: Sunday, July 5.)   The event will be held at a new location, Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, located at 1800 Piccard Drive. 

To access event parking, we ask that you take E. Gude Drive to Piccard Drive. By following this route you will be able to easily access onsite event parking.  Please share this information with your members. 

Schedule of Events
7 p.m.                The Nighthawks                                  Stars Stage 
7 p.m.                 The Fugitive Brass Quintet                Stripes Stage
8 p.m.                 Rockville Concert Band                      Stars Stage
8:45 p.m.            Mayor and Council Greeting               Stars Stage
9:15 p.m.            Fireworks                                            Football Field

We hope that you will join us for the Independence Day festivities. For more information about the event, please visit www.rockvillemd.gov/IndependenceDay 

Sincerely,
Amanda Smigelsky-Knox
Events Specialist
City of Rockville
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850 

Police Warn of Distraction Burglaries: Suspects Posing as Utility Workers and Salespersons

http://www.mymcpnews.com/2015/06/23/police-warn-of-distraction-burglaries-suspects-posing-as-utility-workers-and-salespersons/

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rockville City Police to offer Safe Haven for Craig's List Transactions

Buyers and sellers utilizing the popular Craig's List and other online services, hoping to carry out a potential transaction, can arrange to meet in the parking lot of the Rockville City  Police station located at 2 W. Montgomery Ave in Rockville effective immediately.  Well-lit and under constant video surveillance, the lot will be open to the public for transactions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The Rockville City Police also recommends anyone purchasing items from online sites consider the following recommendations: 
  • Ask questions. Ask as many questions as possible before going to buy the item. If the seller can’t answer questions, there is a strong possibility the seller may not actually have the item and could be “setting up” a potential buyer.
  • Consider not buying from sellers who only list an email address. This could be a “red flag” that the seller has something to hide.  Request a telephone number and be cautious if they refuse.
  • Meet in a public place, like a police station. Criminals do not want witnesses and are seeking easy targets.
  • Do not go alone: If you are selling or buying items, consider having a friend accompany you.
  • Never go to a second location. If you arrive to the predetermined meeting location and are asked to go to another place, this should raise serious “red flags.”
  • Trust your instincts. If it sounds too good to be true, it more than likely is.
  • Stay in communication. Let your spouse, friends, family or coworkers know where you are going, who you are meeting with and when you will be back.
  • Be on guard and be smart. Don’t wear expensive and “flashy” clothing. Doing so, can invite criminal activity.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the Rockville City Police at 240-314-8900.

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