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 requesting Forest and Recreational Zoning (FR Zone) Classification for the entirety of the East Woods property. The East Woods property comprises 41.28873 acres of land as shown on Plat No. 25307 filed in the Land Records for Montgomery County in September 2017, the same as shown on the Identification Plat filed with this Application. The East Woods property is owned by the Town of Washington Grove, and currently has a combination of Forest and Recreational Zoning (FR Zone) and Residential One Family Detached Zoning (RR-1 Zone) Classification. A copy of the Application and Identification Plat will be available for public examination in McCathran Hall during Town Office hours for the 14-day period prior to the public hearing by contacting the Town Office at 301-926-4498.
This Application from the Woods Committee follows Planning Commission approval of the East Woods Plat of Subdivision, Plat No. 25307, which removed the previous lot and block pattern, and established the East Woods as one property. The intent of this rezoning is to protect and maintain the integrity of this Town forest preserve, enhance recognition of the East Woods in its entirety, and ensure a consistent management policy for this property.
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 taxes collected to Washington Grove. It is critical that all Washington Grove residents (including renters!) designate “Washington Grove.” For Maryland iFile, under “Name of county and incorporated city, town, or special taxing area in which you were a resident on the last day of the taxable period”, select “Montgomery, Washington Grove” from the drop down menu. This block is separate from the address blocks. Turbo Tax and H&R Block software also include drop down menus where you may select “Montgomery County” and then “Washington Grove.” Please share this information with your renters and your tax preparer if appropriate. This DOES NOT increase your taxes, but DOES help ensure that the Town receives its proper share of local income tax revenue. Thanks for your help! Questions, call Treasurer Mary Challstrom at 301-926-4498.