On behalf of the Town, I was pleased to accept three champion tree awards from the Montgomery County Forestry Board. Awards were given for the English yew, Taxus baccata, 96 points, in Knott Park; the Virginia pine, Pinus virginiana, 149 points (and also a state champion tree) in the playground in Woodward Park; and the swamp white oak Quercus bicolor, located at N39.14065 W77.17164, in the East Woods. The oak tree totals 259 points. The awards were presented by Casey Anderson, Chair, Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
Change in January TC Meeting Start Time
The January meeting of the Town Council is scheduled for January 11, 2016, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. in McCathran Hall. This time change is to allow our Town attorney to inform the Town Council of the Comcast agreement which must be in a Town Ordinance format. This meeting is open to the public.
Montgomery Municipal Cable
The Montgomery Municipal Cable (MMC) television channel is seeking volunteers for filming of activities in Town. The staff at the channel will process and edit tapings. Former Mayor, Carol Uhlendorf, was a founding member of this corporation. The purpose of the non-profit organization is to facilitate communications between municipal governments and the public. If anyone is interested in serving in this capacity, please contact me.
Again this winter, snow removal will be performed by our Town Maintenance Staff. We do have a backup contract in case the service cannot be done by our crew.