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The next meeting will be October 14th, 2014 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.

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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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Proposed storage facility to be built near Maryvale school

This is an open letter from a concerned neighbor expressing his thoughts about this proposed building and addressing efforts to stop it
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If everyone were doing their part on City Council, the Planning Commission, and at the City Planning Department,  I wouldn't have to email you.
Our approved East Rockville Neighborhood Plan, calling to "retain our existing sense of identity as a quiet, secure, residential neighborhood", and "reduce the impacts of industrial properties on the East Rockville community" would have prevented this 109,764 sq ft. proposed ezStorage self-storage facility (to be 19% larger than Maryvale Elementary School).

We were recently told by Councilor Tom Moore the first petition is invalid, since the 100’ distance listed is actually about 220 feet from school grounds, and ‘it is possible many people would not have signed if they knew the distance were over 100 feet’. If you have not signed the new petition, clarifying the distances and asking City Council and the Planning Commission to follow the City’s own approved East Rockville Neighborhood Plan, please do so right away!

If you have signed the new petition, there is one more significant thing you can do.

Call Mayor Bridget Newton and City Councilors Beryl Feinberg and Virginia Onley, and ask them to follow the approved East Rockville Neighborhood Plan (created with resident input) and stop industrial use of adjacent properties that negatively impact our East Rockville community.
  • Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton: 240-314-8291
  • Councilor Virginia D. Onley: 240-314-8294
  • Councilor Beryl L. Feinberg: 240-314-8293
After you've made the calls, please click this link to let us know how it went.
http://petitions.moveon.org/tools/call.html?id=24992-2241246-n7njs9

P.S.  Did you notice the City staff email response to our petition states they reviewed the plan for “compliance with the various city codes”?  Yet, records indicate, staff did not review for compliance with the East Rockville  Neighborhood Plan, as REQUIRED. An out-of-town developer is receiving better treatment than residents. Help us get our approved neighborhood plan back on the table! Call Mayor Newton, Councilors Feinberg and Onley right now. Let us know how the call went by clicking this link. 

P.P.S Please forward this email to any residents of Rockville who you think agree that the City should follow our Neighborhood Plan, not an out of town developers plan.  

Thanks,
Peter Witzler

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rockville’s Pike Plan Update

The Mayor and Council will host an open house and briefing for the public to obtain information and ask questions about the draft on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. in City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.

Mayor and Council Schedules Public Hearings on Draft Rockville Pike Plan and Code
• The Mayor and Council will hold public hearings on the Planning Commission's draft Rockville
    Pike Plan at their regularly scheduled meetings on September 29, October 27, November 17
    and December 8, 2014 in the Mayor and Council Chambers.Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and
    may be viewed live on Comcast, Verizon and RCN channel 11 or streamed online anytime.
    Additional public hearing dates may be added.
• Read the Current Draft of the Rockville Pike Plan and Draft District Code
 To submit testimony to the Mayor and Council on the plan for the public record, email cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov or mail to City Clerk's Office, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
Read Previous Versions of the Planning Commission Draft Plan and Code

• View previous Draft Rockville Pike Plan and Draft Code versions

Find Out More
• View a timeline of past meetings held for the Rockville Pike Plan update, including links to staff report memos, meeting videos, exhibits and presentation slides. Anticipated future meeting dates are also listed on the timeline.
• Watch Rockville Channel 11 online videos about the Plan update and planning process
• Read Frequently Asked Questions about plan area and planning process

• View a map of the approximately 382-acre study area
• Call City planning staff at 240-314-8200 for more information

How you can get involved?
Sign up to receive e-mail updates from the Rockville's Pike Interest Group

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rescheduled: Duball Rockville, Planning Commission Hearing

Duball Rockville, the owner of the property at 198 East Montgomery Avenue (the parking lot across from the Regal Theatre in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of East Montgomery Avenue and Monroe Street), is providing notice of the rescheduled hearing date for a recommendation from the Planning Commission on its Project Plan Amendment application for proposed changes to the second building in their project. 

PLANNING COMMISSION HEARING
DATE/TIME:        Wednesday, September 17, 2014  7:00 PM  RESCHEDULED to Wednesday October 8, 2014 7:00 pm
LOCATION:         Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Md 20850
               
Members of the public may attend and provide public comment.  Please see the full notice attached.

  
NANCY P. REGELINATTORNEY AT LAW
nregelin@shulmanrogers.com  |  T  301.230.5224  |  F 301.230.2891SHULMAN, ROGERS, GANDAL, PORDY & ECKER, P.A.12505 PARK POTOMAC AVENUE, 6TH FLOOR, POTOMAC, MD 20854





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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