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Woman’s Club Community Outreach Continues

Community Outreach is an important part of our Club, and this year, we’re adding a call for help from the Interfaith Works Clothing Center for children’s new underpants for boys and girls, from toddlers to teens. Their rules prohibit them from giving out second-hand...

Resolution No. 2018-06 Public Hearing

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding Resolution No. 2018-06 with proposed Washington Grove Dog Park Rules and Regulations. A copy of Resolution...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Ordinance 2018-02

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave, Washington Grove, Maryland. The purpose of this hearing is to take public comment on proposed Ordinance 2018-02. This ordinance would...

Music Weekend is Coming!

Sweet Yonder Guts. Glory. Soul. All-women bluegrass band Friday, June 15, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. At the Gazebo, Zoe Wadsworth Park Pizza and snow cones provided! BYOB!! Youth Recital and Reception Come enjoy Washington Grove’s rising stars! Saturday, June 16, 10 – 11:30...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, June 21, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link...

Annual Progressive Porch Party

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The evening will begin at 5:00 PM with appetizers on the porch of Arlene & Jeff McCrehan (410 Brown Street); about 6:00 PM we will move to the main course at Mary & Charlie Challstrom’s (503 McCauley Street); and about 7:00...

Town Council News

Next meeting: Monday, June 11, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. The public is invited to attend. Actions at the May meeting included: approval of Ordinance 2018-03; Adopting Town Budget and Tax Rate for FY 2019. introduction of Ordinance 2018-04; A Zoning Text...

Thank You to the Audit Committee!

(From Mary Challstrom, Treasurer, Mayor John Compton (2018-19), Mayor Joli McCathran (2014-18) Just a note to clarify responsibilities of the Audit Committee as described at the annual Town Meeting. Members of the Committee, on a rotating basis, open and reconcile the...

Town Meeting Adopts FY 2019 Budget and Tax Rate

The property tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will increase to the constant yield rate of $0.262/$100 assessed valuation. The dwelling unit charge, tied to the cost of trash and recycling collection, will rise to $130 per dwelling per year, to reflect the...

Modification to the Building Permit Process

The Planning Commission is changing the building permit application deadline to the 2nd Wednesday of the month prior to the PC meeting at which the permit will be reviewed (this will be in the following month). This timing ensures the HPC will be able to complete a...

Lake Party Permits & Swim Lessons

Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link https://goo.gl/forms/g10fJ2Qo0oTJJFcN2 to make it official. New this year: permits will be issued via email and party hosts...

2018 ELECTION RESULTS

2018 Election Results.pdf Chairman of the Board of Election Supervisors Meredith Horan reported the results of the Town election at the Annual Meeting on May 12, 2018. 198 ballots were cast, including 31 absentee ballots. Mayor: John Compton 106 votes Joli McCathran...

Ordinance 2018-05 Public Hearing

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding Ordinance No. 2018-05 with proposed amendments to Article IV, Building Permit Regulations, to modify and...

Ordinance 2018-04 Public Hearing

The Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, July 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in McCathran Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding Ordinance No. 2018-04 with proposed amendments to the Washington Grove Zoning Ordinance to modify special...

Meet the Candidates and Town Leaders

On Sunday, May 6, six days before the Town elections, we hope to have a lively candidates forum in McCathran Hall at 3:00 P.M. Please join us! This is your chance to meet the candidates as well as officeholders not currently up for re-election. Come with your...

Woods Committee News

Next meeting: Monday, May 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Our June meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 4. The joint Woods Committee and Lake Committee workday on Saturday morning, April 21 was a huge success! Close to 30...

Maple Lake Meeting

Next meeting: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Party Permits Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link...

Town Elections

Town elections will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Any Town resident registered to vote in Montgomery County is qualified. This year there are four Council seats open: two three-year terms, one two-year term and one one-year term. Absentee ballots are...

Town Council Recommends FY 2019 Budget

Mayor Joli McCathran presented a draft budget to the Council for their March 26, 2018 work session. Priorities include continued implementation of the 2015 Forest Stewardship Plan, McCathran Hall foundation repairs, road resurfacing, restoration of walkways, and...

Party Permits @ the Lake

Summer is just around the corner! Maple Lake is a great venue for your party, wedding, or other assemblage. Just follow the link https://goo.gl/forms/g10fJ2Qo0oTJJFcN2 to make it official.

Shall We Dance?

Betsy and Al Taylor, callers for Taylor Made Squares, are starting a dance group in Town. Would Monday or Wednesday night be better for you? If you want to join our newly forming group, please email [email protected] and tell us your preference. Questions? Call...

Tai Chi Returns

Tai Chi continues on Saturday mornings, after the winter break. Wear comfortable shoes and come do Tai Chi in silence together at the basketball courts 9:00 am on Saturday mornings, beginning May 5th. Claire Rosser will provide some instruction, but the goal is to...

Planning Commission News

Next meeting: Wed, April 4, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Modification to Building Permit Process The Planning Commission is changing the building permit application deadline to the 2nd Wednesday of the month prior to the PC...

Maple Lake News

Next meeting: Thursday, April 19, 2018; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. Swimming Lessons Summer is coming fast! Free swimming lessons at Maple Lake will be held every weekday in July from 12-3pm! If you’re interested, please email...

Woods Committee News

Next meeting: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM in the Council Room. All meetings are open to the public. The May meeting will take place on the 7th. The Woods Committee and Lake Committee are planning a joint Arbor Day workday on Saturday morning, April 21. Please...

Please Help Us Help Needy Children

It’s time for the Woman’s Club’s annual Birthday Bags and Treasure Chest Rewards Outreach Program. Once again, we’re asking for donations to fill Birthday Bags and supply the Treasure Chest with Rewards. These Birthday Bags and Treasure Chest Rewards will be...

Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers

Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because our residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a challenge for the State Comptroller’s office when attributing the...

Firewood Policy

A question has been raised concerning the availability of firewood resulting from Town trees that have been removed due to age, or storm damage. The Town policy is “Town residents have first ‘pick’ of the wood for their own use.” The large pieces of wood will be...

From The Mayor

Bike Path: The Maryland National Park & Planning Commission (MNCPPC) has changed their recommendation for the Shady Grove Metro connection with Washington Grove and Gaithersburg from Tier 3, meaning construction between 15 and 25 years in to the future, to Tier 1...

Town Elections Will Be Here Soon

Town elections will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Any Town resident registered to vote in Montgomery County is qualified. Any qualified voter who has lived in Town for two years immediately preceding the election is eligible to run for a one-year...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Washington Grove Town Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m., in McCathran Hall, 300 Grove Ave, Washington Grove, Maryland. The purpose of this hearing is for public testimony regarding the Application for Local Map Amendment...

Woman’s Club News

Please join us for our Annual Egg Filling and Hunting! Thursday evening, March 15th, at 7:00 PM is our annual Egg Filling Night at the Clubhouse and as always, we need lots of help including many bags of small, wrapped candies (no bigger than Hershey’s kisses) to go...

WC Annual Egg Hunt

Please join us for our Annual Egg Hunt! Saturday, March 31st, at 12:30 PM is our annual Egg Hunt at McCathran Hall. This event is for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and young friends. Starting at noon, helping hands are needed to hide the eggs. Then we need...

Town Elections Will Be Here Soon

Town elections will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 4:00-7:00 PM. Any Town resident registered to vote in Montgomery County is qualified. Any qualified voter who has lived in Town for two years immediately preceding the election is eligible to run for a one-year...

From the Mayor

On March 22 I attended, along with approximately 75 Maryland Mayors, the hearing before the House of Delegate’s Environmental and Transportation Committee for the restoration for highway use revenues for municipalities throughout Maryland. Comments were well received,...

Film Society News

Last film of the season. On Sunday, March 11, at 7 PM, the Film Society will show Ida, nominated in 2015 for Oscars for best foreign film and cinematography. In post-Stalinist Poland, (1962), Anna, an orphan, is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her...

Maple Lake News

Lake Committee Meetings Third Thursday of each month starting March 15th at 7:30 at the Town Hall. We need to plan for swim lessons, life guards, and making the lake even better for this summer. New members welcome and encouraged! Call John Hutchinson if you have any...

Final Bulk Leaf Collection

Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2017/18 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 30, 2018. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be mindful not to block traffic...

Recyclable Yard Waste Pick Up Returns

Recyclable yard waste pick up by Potomac Disposal resumes on March 1, 2018. Our trash contractor will pick up recyclable yard waste from your properly marked containers and/or large brown bags. You may also bundle your brush and tie it with twine. Bundles should be no...
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