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Written Testimony and Correspondence from Town Residents to the Town Council

The table at the bottom of this page includes all official correspondence from Town residents to the Town Council.  Don’t see your letter here? Contact the Town’s webmaster, Christine Dibble.

The views expressed in the following correspondences are solely that of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Town of Washington Grove, the mayor, the town council, or any other associated parties.

Which comments sent to the Council are considered "official correspondence"?

Official correspondence is any written submission to the mayor and town council, including

  • written comments sent from individual residents or past residents via mail or email to the full Council
  • written comments made as part of a public appearance at a meeting of the Council, and later submitted to the Town Clerk
  • petitions signed by 25 or more voting residents

that is delivered via one of the methods outlined in the Q&A immediately below this one.

 

How should I send my comments to the Council, in order for them to be considered official?

If you want your correspondence to be considered official, you MUST deliver it to the Council using one of the following methods:

  • by email sent to the email address [email protected]
    • NOTE:  the webmaster can process comments contained in a Word or PDF document and then attached to an email much more quickly than comments set forth in the email itself.  Comments set forth directly in the email, rather than in an attachment to the email, can take up to one week to post on the website. Submission in PDF format is preferred; to convert a Word document to PDF, look for a “Save as PDF” option in the File menu.
  • by sending multiple copies of a single letter directly to the mayor and all councilors, cc’ing the Town Clerk and the Town Webmaster.

All comments received by either of these methods are considered “official correspondence” and will be included in the table below.

 

What kinds of written comments are NOT considered “official correspondence”?

Comments that are not considered “official correspondence” include comments:

  • published only on the Town’s informal listserv.
  • sent as individual messages to the Mayor and/or Councilor(s).
  • sent only to the Town Clerk.
  • sent to the Mayor and Council from Town commissions or committees.
  • sent by non-residents (other than past residents) (note that comments from non-residents may be published elsewhere on this website).
  • submitted anonymously.

Any comments that fall into any of the categories above will not be published in the table below.

 

I would like to send official correspondence to the Town Council, but want to have it remain private (i.e., not listed in the table below). Can I do that?

Yes.  Send your correspondence to the same address, [email protected], but start the subject line of your email with the word “PRIVATE” in all caps.  If you do that, your correspondence will not appear in the table below.  Note, however, that under Maryland’s Public Information Act, anyone can request access to government records, and that government records include all correspondence with officials, not just correspondence shown in the table below.

 

I submitted comments and they are now on the website. However, I want to revise or retract these comments. Can I do that?

No. Your original comments, once submitted, stand.  The letter will not be removed from the website because it includes spelling or punctuation errors, because it doesn’t reflect everything you had to say, or for any other reason.  You are, however, free to submit a second letter on the same topic.

 

Notes about the table below:

  • The table includes all official correspondence from Town residents to the Town’s government dated August 1, 2021 or later. 
  • Items are added to the table as they become available to the webmaster.
  • The table is sortable by item number, date, author, and topic/key words. Click on the up and down arrows to the right of each term in order to sort by that term.
  • The search box at the upper right corner of the table searches words presented in the table, but not words contained in the PDF files that the table links to.

Item Number and LinkDateAuthorTopic / Key Words
2024-682024-06-17Quesada, VirginiaRASEC Committee
2024-672024-06-16Kokes, LisaRASEC Committee
2024-662024-05-26Philips, AnnDEI training, Town Council deliberating funding of
2024-652024-05-20Robertson, BillCommittees, Oversight of
2024-642024-05-19Zwaniecki, Urszula and AndrzejCommittees, Oversight of
2024-632024-05-19Souzon, JaneCommittees, Oversight of
2024-622024-05-19Schank, MariselCommittees, Oversight of
2024-612024-05-17Everhart, LizAnnual Town Meeting and RASEC budget request for hiring a DEI specialist
2024-602024-05-10McClelland, JohnOperations, Town
2024-592024-05-10McClelland, JohnOperations, Town
2024-582024-04-28Everhart, LizCommittees, Oversight/Membership of
2024-572024-04-25Greenway, KirkCommittees, Oversight of
2024-562024-04-22Brasunas, John and Kathleen McCannCommittees, Oversight of
2024-552024-04-21Land, TomCommittees, Oversight of
2024-542024-03-24Puglisi, PaulaAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2024-532024-02-29Aitel-Thompson, NanMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename, and Racism in General
2024-522024-03-11Patrone, EvaRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-512024-03-10Frey, MarilynnMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-502024-03-07Evans, KathieMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-492024-03-02Horlacher, GretchenMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-482024-03-07Lottero, Janet and Gary HaywardMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-472024-03-07Mahaffey, JoanMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-462024-03-08Winter, Phil (past resident)McCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-452024-03-08McCathran, KenMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-442024-03-06McCathran, Joe (past resident)McCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-432024-03-05Silton, RickMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-422024-03-06Greenway, KirkMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-402024-03-06Zwaniecki, Urszula and Andrzej McCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-392024-03-06Christin, BobMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-382024-03-05Gunaratne, MihiliMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-372024-03-05Puglisi, PaulaRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-362024-03-05Winkler, ShelleyRacist history of Montgomery County
2024-352024-03-05Everhart, LizMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-342024-03-05Everhart, JayShared Use Path - RASEC Recommendation
2024-332024-03-05Polston, EvaMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-322024-03-03French, LarryMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-312024-03-04Gillanders, ElizabethStormwater management - Identification and prioritization of areas for review
2024-302024-03-04Gillanders, ElizabethMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-292024-03-03Shapiro, Joel and Ken, and Ann PhilipsMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-282024-03-01Appleby, Tom and SylviaMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-272024-02-27Horan, MeredithRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-262024-03-01McCathran, Ken and Joli, and Joan MahaffeyMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-252024-02-29Christin, BobMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-242024-02-29Mento, LynnMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-232024-02-28Cavicchi, RichardMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-222024-02-28Werts, Cynthia and SteveRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-212024-02-28Kirschbaum, DennisRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-202024-02-27Nash, Kristen and Tyler HentzeMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-192024-02-27Klein, PatMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-182024-02-27Everhart, LizMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-172024-02-27Earl, BillMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-162024-02-27Jett, LutherRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-152024-02-27Cole, GeorgetteRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-142024-02-27Cosson, DaveMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-132024-02-25Brasunas, John and KathleenMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-122024-02-25Tomlin, JohnMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-112024-02-25Winkler, ShelleyRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-102024-02-24Land, TomRASEC recommendations to Council, including proposal to rename McCathran Hall
2024-092024-02-23Cavenagh, MargoMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-082024-02-20Bolotin, MimiMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-072024-02-18Horan, MeredithMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-062024-02-17Edwards, PhilMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-052024-02-12Horan, MeredithMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename
2024-042024-01-23Appleby, Tom and SylviaAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2024-032024-01-23French, LarryRASEC community survey
2024-022024-01-21McClelland, JohnAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2024-012024-01-04Aitel-Thompson, NanAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-442023-12-22Daggy, BruceConservation Meadow
2023-432023-10-04McClelland, JohnAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-422023-10-03Earl, BillAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-412023-10-01Philips, AnnAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-402023-10-01English, Craig and Mary LouAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-392023-09-28Bolotin, MimiAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-382023-09-25Clark, JoeAccessory Dwelling Units - proposed ZTA to allow
2023-372023-08-18Bolotin, MimiSpeed humps/bumps
2023-362023-07-1025+ residentsVacant/dilapidated houses petition
2023-352023-05-13Mahaffey, JoanRacism - resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-342023-04-13Gilmore, RobertRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-332023-04-09Cavicchi, DickRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-322023-04-09Kobrin, SarahRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-312023-04-09Schwartz, RachelRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-302023-04-09Winkler, ShelleyRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-292023-04-09Koniz-Booher, Peggy and Bob BooherRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-282023-04-08Patrone, EvaRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-272023-04-08Bolotin, MimiRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-262023-04-08Hansen, MarcRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-252023-03-30Mahaffey, JoanRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-242023-04-05Klinger, Betsy, Jane Klinger Strodel and Francis StrodelRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-232023-04-01Dibble, ChristineRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-222023-04-04Ingham, LeeRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-212023-04-02Gilmore, RobertRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-202023-04-01Land, TomRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-192023-03-30Brasunas, JohnRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-182023-03-28Winkler, ShelleyRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-172023-03-25Hansen, MarcRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-162023-03-25Ramos, OscarRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-152023-03-27Winkler, ShelleyRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-142023-03-26Brasunas, JohnRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-132023-03-27Strother, SitaRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-122023-03-24Horlacher, GretchenRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-112023-03-19Philips, Ann and Ken ShapiroRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-102023-03-23Quesada, VirginiaMcCathran Hall - Proposal to Rename; Racism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-092023-03-23McCathran, KenRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-082023-03-18Henninger, DonRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-072023-02-26McClelland, JohnPurpose and validity of the Town Code of Ordinances and business permits
2023-062023-02-21Seegal, JaneRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-052023-02-06Puglisi, PaulaRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-042023-02-06Mahaffey, JoanRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-032023-02-06Cavicchi, DickRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-022023-02-12Everhart, LizRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2023-012023-02-10McCathran, KenRacism - draft resolution acknowledging the Town’s racially exclusionary past
2022-182022-07-12Tomlin, JohnWater main - lower Ridge Road
2022-172022-07-06Tomlin, JohnWater main - lower Ridge Road
2022-162022-06-13Henninger, Don and BirgitWoodward Park - trash cans, bathrooms
2022-152022-06-13Horan, MeredithWoodward Park - trash cans, bathrooms
2022-142022-06-12Hotaling, AndrewRoadway improvements
2022-132022-05-02Cole, Georgette and Ernie KawasakiAnnual Town Meeting - holding it in person
2022-122022-04-27McCathran, JoliRoadway/path improvements
2022-112022-04-27Henninger, DonVegetative management
2022-102022-04-10Hansen, Marc and Peggy, and Mary and Charlie ChallstromComprehensive Plan - comments
2022-092022-03-31French, LarryBudget - climate change
2022-082022-02-23Woman's ClubMiller Drive - parking issues
2022-072022-02-14Seegal, JaneMiller Drive - parking issues
2022-062022-01-22Puglisi, PaulaMLK Holiday - celebrated in WG
2022-052022-01-22Woman's ClubElectric vehicle charging stations
2022-042022-01-21Henninger, DonTrees - Grove Ave. - request to assess
2022-032022-01-12Seegal, JaneElectric vehicle charging stations
2022-022022-01-11Gillis, KeithElectric vehicle charging stations
2022-012022-01-10Everhart, LizElectric vehicle charging stations
2021-272021-12-11Warfield, MaryShared use path
2021-262021-12-11Lottero, JanetShared use path - written testimony
2021-252021-12-06Wong, MimiShared use path - written testimony
2021-242021-12-04Shriner, DonnaShared use path - testimony at Special Town Meeting
2021-232021-12-02Everhart, JayShared use path
2021-222021-12-01Everhart, LizShared use path - Task Force Report
2021-212021-11-15Kirschbaum, DennisShared use path - procedural comment
2021-202021-11-14Everhart, JayShared use path - Task Force Report
2021-192021-11-14Everhart, LizTown Council meetings - limiting discussion of meeting minutes
2021-182021-11-11Blake, MaryTown Council meetings - using recordings as meeting minutes
2021-172021-11-08Cole, GeorgetteAmerican Rescue Plan funding
2021-162021-11-04Henninger, DonGrass/leaf recycling
2021-152021-10-29Seegal, JaneElectric vehicle charging stations
2021-142021-10-25Dibble, ChristineCorridor Forward
I-270 Transit Plan
2021-132021-10-25Harris, Wendy and Paul CampbellStormwater management - end of Brown Street
2021-122021-10-10Land, TomWoodward Park - request to add disc golf basket
2021-112021-10-05Tomlin, JohnAmerican Rescue Plan funding
2021-102021-10-04Puglisi, PaulaDraft of Resolution 2021-11: Establishing Rules for the Uses of the East and West Woods (PDF)
2021-092021-10-04Ambrose, KevinSignage, entrance
2021-082021-09-29Sturniolo, Emery "Rico"Speed humps - Ridge Road
2021-072021-09-13Land, TomCommunication from Council to residents - distribution of Council agendas
2021-062021-09-13Everhart, LizShared use path - correction to statement made at Council meeting
2021-052021-09-13Cole, Georgette and Ernie KawasakiSpeed humps - Ridge Road
2021-042021-09-12Hunter-Ceci, Holly and TonySpeed humps - Ridge Road
2021-032021-09-05Tomlin, JohnSpeed humps - Ridge Road
2021-022021-09-01Bolotin, Mimi and Jack FassettSpeed humps - Ridge Road
2021-012021-08-09Everhart, Liz and JaySpeed humps
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