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The next meeting will be November 11th, 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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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baltimore Road Project Status Update

This is  a quick update on the Baltimore Rd. project. Here is the link on the City's website for the Baltimore Road Project:  http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?nid=687

Our project team is coordinating with individual property owners to collect the temporary easements and right of way that will be necessary to construct the project.  The design is on hold while we work through the property acquisition phase of the project, and we expect that we will be in a position to resume design before year's end.

Hjarman Cordero
Senior Neighborhood Resource Coordinator


For much more detailed information click here

Monday, October 20, 2014

ESTATE AND TRUST PLANNING WORKSHOP

ESTATE AND TRUST PLANNING WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
11:00AM TO 1:00PM
FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
25 West Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850     301-340-2020

FREE 15 MINUTE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION TO ANSWER YOUR PERSONAL QUESTIONS
FROM STEIN, SPERLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SPEAKER: STEVEN WIDDES, PRINCIPAL AND
ERIC ROLLINGER, ASSOCIATE
Steve is Co-Chair of the firm’s Estates and Trusts practice group and works with clients in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax and business succession planning.  He also assists them in protecting assets for future generations through long-term trusts for children, as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements. The link for more information on Steve is
 RSVP BY EMAIL TO: richgott3@verizon.net
 Richard Gottfried, CPA, LLC

Friday, October 17, 2014

Public Hearing on Duball Project

DUBALL ROCKVILLE, LLC
Project Plan Amendment PJT2014-00003
Amendment to Building 2
October 17, 2014

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 a public hearing before the Mayor and Council on its Project Plan Amendment application for proposed changes to the second building in their project. The Duball Rockville Project received Mayor & Council approval of two buildings for multi-family residential, a hotel, and street level commercial in 2005 in Preliminary Development Plan Amendment PDP94-0001E. The Planning Commission approved the detailed site plan in 2007 for both Building 1 and Building 2 in Use Permit USE2006-00699. Thereafter a minor amendment to Building 1 to conform the floor plans to a Cambria Suites hotel for Choice Hotels was approved in Site Plan STP2012-00105. Both Building 1 and Building 2 are fully approved. As you are aware, Building 1 next to Maryland Avenue has been under construction 
since November 2012 and Building 1 is expected to open sometime in early 2015. Construction on Building 2 is not proposed to start immediately.
No changes to Building 2's footprint, architecture, massing, height, or finishes are proposed. No changes to the street level commercial, sidewalks, or landscaping are proposed. The proposed amendment updates the residential floor plans to right-size the dwelling units for size, type and mix to meet the current market, demographics, and consumer demands, and it requests: 1) conditional approval of 178 additional dwelling units until the APFO school test can be satisfied per APFO Section 25.20.02.d, and 2) a 25% parking waiver during certain times of day for the residential use in Building 2 in a shared parking facility that will accommodate both residential and commercial parking demands as each respective demand increases and decreases over the day to avoid over-building structured parking<>. <">A location map and the proposed amendment to the Preliminary Development Plan are enclosed. We appreciate your interest. After a Project Plan Amendment is approved, a site plan amendment for Building 2 would need to be approved by the Planning Commission at the time when APFO for the additional units can be satisfied. Satisfaction of APFO is anticipated with the construction of proposed Rockville/Richard Montgomery Elementary School #5 now planned to be open in August 2018.

MAYOR & COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING

DATE/TIME
: Monday November 3, 2014 7:00pm
LOCATION: Rockville City Hall, Mayor and Council Chambers, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Md 20850
Members of the public may attend and provide public comment. "A Citizen's Guide to Development Review in Rockville"
is enclosed and is available online at http:/bndrockville.civicplus.com/documentcenter/view/1167.

The City's Planning Academy video is available at www.rockvillemd.gov. You may track status on the City's website at http://www.rockvillemd.gov/index.aspx?NID=695.

To submit written testimony to the Mayor and Council for the public record, email cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov or mail to City Clerk's Office, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. Should you have questions on the application please contact: Cas Chasten, Planner, Rockville Dept. of Community Planning and Development, 240-314-8200, cpds@rockvillemd.gov

Marc Dubick, President, Duball Rockville, LLC

Nancy Regelin, Esquire, 301-230-5224, nregelin@shulmanrogers.com

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'Mansionization,' Utility Rates and More on the Mayor and Council's Agenda

'Rockville's Pike Plan,' Animal Control and the Budget Are Among Agenda Items

Rockville, Md., Oct. 14--Mansionization, utility rates, the draft Rockville Pike plan and a preview of the Fiscal Year 2016 budget are on upcoming agendas for Rockville's Mayor and Council.

The Mayor and Council are scheduled to discuss "mansionization"--the impact of building or remodeling houses that are much larger than homes in the surrounding neighborhood--at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Oct. 20.

Other important Mayor and Council agenda items over the next two months include:
  • Public hearings and work sessions on the draft "Rockville's Pike Plan" on Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. A walking town meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1. For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rockvillespike.
  • 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.
  • A town hall meeting about the City's animal control ordinance, hosted by Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr, on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black-Eyed Susan conference room at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
  • A preview of the FY16 budget on Nov. 17.
  • The annual presentation of the City's Good Neighbor Awards on Oct. 20.
  • A proclamation marking the kickoff of the City's 2014 Holiday Drive on Oct. 27.
Rockville's Mayor and Council meet at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Mayor and Council Chambers at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. For a schedule of upcoming meetings, please refer to the calendar at www.rockvillemd.gov.

Find Mayor and Council agendas, minutes and video on demand atwww.rockvillemd.gov/agendacenter.

Meetings are broadcast live on Rockville 11 and are available via live streaming and on demand at 
www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11.

Meetings are open to the public and include a community forum during which community members may address the Mayor and Council. Speakers are asked to keep their remarks to three minutes. Priority is given to speakers who sign up in advance by calling the clerk's office at 240-314-8280 by 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting and to those who are speaking on an agenda item.

"Drop-in" sessions, during which the mayor and one councilmember take appointments with community members, are held once a month before a Mayor and Council meeting, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and Councilmember Julie Palakovich Carr will host a drop-in session on Nov. 10. Mayor Newton will be joined by Councilmember Beryl L. Feinberg on Dec. 8. To make an appointment, call the clerk's office at 240-314-8280. Find future drop-in dates at www.rockvillemd.gov/mayorcouncil.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

East Rockville Sanitary Sewer Improvements – Design Phase

Purpose: The City of Rockville will provide information on the proposed Rock Creek Sanitary
Sewer Improvement project during the East Rockville Civic Association meeting at 7:30
p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Pump House, at 401 South Horners Lane.
Project
Description:
The improvements involve replacing the existing sanitary sewer pipes and manholes with
new, larger pipes. The pipes and manholes to be replaced are located in roadways and
within easements that traverse private property. During construction, lane closures will
be necessary and traffic patterns may be altered. Please see the back of this advisory for a
map of the project area. The improvements are needed due to limited capacity in the
existing sewers. This project was adopted in the Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Improvements
Program.
Location: Beginning at the intersection of East Middle Lane and Monroe Street and ending in
Maryvale Park near Taylor Avenue. Additional streets affected are Hungerford Drive,
Park Road, North Stonestreet Avenue, Grandin Avenue, Highland Avenue, South
Horners Lane, Seth Place and Charles Street (see map here).
Timeline: Design will continue through spring 2015 with construction planned to begin in fall
2015.
Cost: Design: $101,310. Construction: $1.9 million (estimated). The City received a developer
contribution to fund a portion of this project.
Contact: Jim Woods, Rockville Project Manager, at 240-314-8521 or jwoods@rockvillemd.gov

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