301-926-2256 [email protected]

Town Council News…

Next meeting: Monday, December 14, 2020; 7:30pm

The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/297850640?pwd=czh3ODBEdEpTeXdkRTc5bDFmLzN2UT09
Or Dial-in to 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 297 850 640
Password: 074385

Actions at the November Meeting Included:

  • Enactment of Ordinance 2020-11; Zoning Text Amendment Modifying Front Setback Requirements for Accessory Buildings
  • Approved Forestry & Beautification proposal for contract removal of non-native invasive species

Town Office Holiday Hours
The Town Office will be closed December 25 – January 3rd. Office will open on January 4, 2020.

Planning Commission News…

Next meeting: Wed., December 2, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. As part of the Town’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, this Planning Commission Meeting will be conducted online, rather than in person.

Residents and the public may access using Meeting ID: 781 347 688
By dialing in to: 301-715-8592 and following the audio instructions.
OR by joining the Zoom videoconference at: https://zoom.us/j/781347688

Building Permit Submission Deadline
The deadline to submit a building permit application for approval by the Planning Commission and review by the Historic Preservation Commission is 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 formal review before the PC meeting as this review is required for the PC to approve the permit in a timely fashion. If you are considering any renovation or building project at your house, be sure to get a copy of the procedures to apply for a Town Building Permit which will help you through the Town’s process.

Building Permits Up for Approval in December:
None

2020 Comprehensive Plan Work Session

Please note that the 2020 Master Plan is now the 2020 Comprehensive Plan which is the nomenclature recommended by the Maryland Department of Planning. The 2020 Comprehensive Plan draft versions are available on the Comprehensive Plan page of the Town website. The Agenda will be posted on the Town web site home page.

Work Session Notice: Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm. REMOTE ACCESS ONLY
As part of the Town’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, this Comprehensive Plan Work Session will be conducted online, rather than in person.

Work Session Access:
Residents and the public may access using Meeting ID: 781 347 688
By dialing in to 301-715-8592 and following the audio instructions.
OR by joining the Zoom videoconference at https://zoom.us/j/781347688

Historic Preservation Commission News…

Next meeting: Tuesday, December 15, 2020; 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. For a copy of the Agenda, email Chairman Bob Booher ([email protected]).

Join Zoom Meeting:
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Sheltering the Faithful at Camp Meeting

Once again, we acknowledge with appreciation the research of Robinson & Associates in preparation of the Updated and Expanded Washington Grove Historic District Nomination. Their research forms the basis of this month’s overview of shelter at camp meetings.

The earliest permanent building constructed at many campgrounds was a tabernacle. These were typically large, open, timber-frame pavilions located in a clearing at the center of camp to shelter both the pulpit and seating area. While the roof provided shade and shelter from the rain, its open sides offered natural ventilation, unrestricted sightlines, and clear transmission of the speaker’s voice. Wesleyan Grove, founded on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in 1836, had a canvas tabernacle until 1879, when it was replaced with a permanent iron structure that could seat thousands under its three-tiered roof. The tabernacle as a building form eliminated the distinction between interior and exterior space, recognizing the campground as divine space and encouraging man’s communion with nature.

Canvas tents provided the earliest and simplest form of shelter at camp meetings. They were inexpensive, easy to transport, and quick to set up and take down. Simple frame structures clad with weatherboard, known as “board tents,” were also used for temporary accommodation. Indian Fields, an active Methodist campground in Dorchester County, South Carolina, still features a ring of ninety-nine board tents around a central tabernacle. They are two-story, front-gable structures with simple, shed-roof porches and minimal window and door openings. However some leaders, such as Reverend B. W. Gorham, author of a camp meeting manual published in 1854, objected to the use of board tents, calling them “shanties,” and recommended cloth tents. Gorham described the construction of a 12-foot-wide tent with a 9-foot ridgepole that provided enough space for a family of six to eight. For society tents, he recommended a tent measuring 20 by 30 feet.

Most tents were modest constructions, reinforcing the idea of primitive simplicity. Sometimes tents were embellished – fly tarps with scalloped and sometimes embroidered front edges and tent walls hung with flags, bunting, and decorations fashioned out of tree branches or other vegetation. Often the tents were built on low, wood platforms to separate the tent floor from the damp earth. At Wesleyan Grove, some families erected wood-sided tents with canvas tops – a shelter form that bridged the gap between all-canvas tents and frame cottages.

When the canvas walls of individual tents were raised or pulled aside, interior spaces became semi-public, encouraging socialization. A print depicting the Sing Sing Camp Meeting in New York in 1838 illustrates this aspect of camp life and anticipates the proliferation of front porches as tents were replaced with cottages. The owners of tents that adjoined the assembly area or tabernacle could simply open their tent to participate in religious meetings and other revival activities. Tent walls could also be manipulated to regulate sun, shade, and the circulation of air.

Beginning in the 1840s, when the religious fervor that characterized the Second Great Awakening began to diminish, the camp meeting movement fell into a period of relative dormancy that lasted through the Civil War. Starting in the mid-1860s, however, scores of camp meeting sites were established in the East and the Midwest. This period of camp meeting development is known as the Religious Resort Period, because it parallels the resort/excursion phenomenon that extended from the Civil War to World War I, when middle-class city dwellers eager to escape urban conditions retreated to lake, ocean, and mountain destinations made accessible by new forms of transportation. The summer resort phenomenon had its origins in, and was advanced by, the development of American suburbs in the nineteenth century.

Given that they were often organized in locations that offered clean sources of water, fresh air, crisp breezes, and generally salubrious conditions, Methodist camp meetings were promoted as religious alternatives to secular summer resort communities in the years after the Civil War. The seaside resort of Ocean Grove, New Jersey, founded as a Methodist camp meeting in 1869, epitomized the trend. One hundred miles to the south of Ocean Grove was the South Jersey Camp Meeting Association (established in 1875), which was located on a stop of the Cape May and Millville Railroad. Camps such as Ocean Grove and South Jersey attracted cottage owners, cottage and tent renters, and hotel guests, as well as daily excursionists. The popularity of religious resorts is reflected in newspaper coverage of the period.

At the Methodist campgrounds that transitioned into summer resorts, tents, which were comfortable for temporary revivals but impractical for longer periods, were often quickly replaced with cottages. Although inherently distinct from tents due to their permanency and building material, camp meeting cottages carried over many of the key characteristics of the earlier form – the peaked shape, large front openings, uninsulated walls, and economical use of interior space. The Gothic Revival in architecture and the writings and works of landscape gardener Andrew Jackson Downing and architect Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892) had a profound impact on the design of camp cottages. The religious symbolism of Gothic Revival architecture made it ideally suited for the spiritual nature of Methodist camp meetings, and Carpenter Gothic-style cottages formed a logical step in the transition from tents to permanent buildings.

Typically, camp meeting cottages were built on existing tent lots, which placed restraints on the dimensions of the building footprint. Most cottages were equipped with front porches that simulated tent awnings, extended interior space into the public realm, and provided an area for socialization. Front-gable roofs evoked tent forms and created an additional half story that allowed for extra light and ventilation to the interior, and, in some cases, provided space for a sleeping loft. Cottages could be utilitarian or fanciful, depending on the period in which they were built, local traditions, and the socio-economic standing of the owner.

While at some campgrounds special sections of the site were set aside for cottages and platted with larger lots, it would not have been unusual for new cottages to stand side by side with their canvas neighbors. Some camp meetings, such as Ocean Grove, have retained their tent tradition. Approximately 100 family tents surround the auditorium there. Each consists of a canvas-covered porch, a tented living/sleeping area, and a frame structure at the rear with a kitchen/dining area and bathroom. The canvas is stored in the frame section over the winter.

Thanks to Sara M. Bettencourt, descendent of early Washington Grove camp meeting participants, we have visual evidence of a canvas structure erected adjacent to a simple cottage in the “Tent Department” (the Circle and its radiating avenues). The inscription on the back of the donated photograph reads “Taken Sat 21 Aug 1886 at Noon.” Follow the link to see the photograph. Washington Grove Jackson Family and Unidentified Others – 1886 (pastperfect-online.com)

Racial Equity Committee News…

Next Meeting: Sunday, December 13, 2020, 2:00 p.m. over ZOOM.
All are welcome! Folks who would like to attend should email [email protected] to get the Zoom link. And more information on how to join the committee, our goals, past meeting minutes, and historical resources can be found here: https://linktr.ee/RacialEquityGrover.

Forestry & Beautification News…

The Forestry and Beautification Committee is on hiatus for the winter. Our next meeting will be in March of 2021.

A total of 14 new trees were installed this fall. You can spot the “newbies” by looking for the stabilizing stakes on either side of them. These stakes will be in place for about six months as the trees get new roots established. In March, we will be choosing sites for spring tree planting. More info will be in the March Bulletin. We look forward to you joining us, all are welcome!

Woods Committee News…

The December Woods Committee (WC) meeting will be held by remote access via Zoom meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Our meetings are routinely held on the first Monday of each month. Our next online meeting will be held on Monday, January 4th.

To join the WC meeting, please use Meeting ID: 842 7903 6485
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84279036485?pwd=NWs0UnJ3TUFWdE5nVEh6RXkxNHkxZz09
By phone: 301 715 8592 / Passcode: 818893

The WC continues working to improve trail identification and maintenance. The WC has been in contact with a local sign company to create and install trail signs in the Woods Preserves. Concurrently, at the request of the WC, the Town Council is preparing a new Town Ordinance to clarify activities not permitted in the Woods Preserves, Town Parks, and other Town land.

A reminder that several of our resident red foxes continue to be seen in the East Woods and Woodward Park. Please keep your distance and do not leave food for them outside your homes. This only habituates these wild animals to human presence. Keeping dogs on leash and cats indoors protects their safety and further prevents uncontrolled interactions with foxes and other native wildlife. Pet-wildlife confrontations may result in bite injuries and unintended consequences for both.

The volunteer Bow Hunter Firefighters of Maryland (BHFFMD) continue a Town-approved managed deer hunt in the East and West Woods. The 2020-21 Maryland archery deer hunting season began, September 11, 2020 and extends until January 30, 2021.

BHFFMD are usually in the woods an hour before or after sunrise or sunset, at the beginning or end of the day. In November, one doe was harvested in the East Woods. Metrics to evaluate successful outcomes towards restoring the health of our forest ecosystem will include noting native plant re-establishment.

Please help us to preserve our forests for the enjoyment of current residents and future generations. We hope you continue to enjoy our Woods Preserves. Stay healthy and happy!

Recreation Committee News…

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The public is invited to attend this virtual meeting via ZOOM. Look on the Town website for more details.
No meetings will take place in November or December.

Holiday Show Tradition Continues!

Save December 12Th For This Year’s Virtual Holiday Show!

Make sure to tune in on December 12th at 7:30 PM for a livestream of Cottage Fever: A Virtually Real Holiday Show! It will be like nothing you have ever seen before!
Cottage Fever ProgramPDF

For the livestream, go to www.mmctv.org and click on Watch LIVE in the upper right-hand corner. Viewers can also watch this on TV on Channel 16 on Comcast, Verizon, and RCN. See Page 8 of this Bulletin for more information.

Shhhhhh! It’s a SECRET! No kids should read this!
The annual Grove Holiday Show (virtual, of course), Cottage Fever: A Virtually Real Holiday Show, will be livestreamed on December 12 at 7:30PM. Santa will pay his annual visit during the show but he has to make some special arrangements this year due to social distancing requirements. Therefore, he has delivered his goody bags early this year for distribution. Then they will be magically delivered by parents to the kiddos during the holiday show. Parents will want to have them hidden but handy during the show so when Santa prompts the magical delivery, you’ll be ready.

If you have kid(s) that are within that magical Santa age range, please stop by Missy Yachup’s porch at 211 Maple Ave on one of the following dates/times to pick up your goody bag(s). Our house is right across from the Acorn Library. I’ll be sitting on the porch on the walkway side of our house.

December 5: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
December 6: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
December 12: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

If you are unable to make these delivery dates/times, please contact Missy directly via cell (301-529-2421) and we can arrange a hands-free transfer.

Let’s keep the magic alive for our kids this difficult year by keeping this a SECRET!!

Virtual Holiday Show Details

Cottage Fever ProgramPDF

Join your friends and neighbors at 7:30pm on Saturday, December 12, to enjoy “Cottage Fever: A Virtually Real Holiday Show.” It may be a virtual format, but it will be real fun.

Here’s what you need to do:
(1) Before the show, print the program, attached to the December Town bulletin (and take time to admire the artwork and design, thanks to Leigh Partington and Keith Gillis). It will also give you a sneak preview of the Grand Finale sing-along “The Grove Sleeps Tonight.”

(2) If you are a parent of a child of a certain age, be sure to pick up from Missy Yachup a gift bag from Santa. (She made special arrangements with him this year to coordinate his arrival in the Grove with parental distribution of his gifts.) See pick-up information under Recreation Committee news.

(3) The holiday show presents us with a perfect time to embrace the spirits of good will to man and of generosity, heightened this year by the COVID crisis. If you are so moved, we invite you — now or after the show — to make a donation to Manna Food Center, https://www.mannafood.org/, Gaithersburg HELP https://www.gaithersburghelp.org/, or FrontlineWorkersDC, www.FrontlineworkersDC.org.

(4) At 7:30 p.m., December 12, for the livestream, go to www.mmctv.org and click on Watch LIVE in the upper right-hand corner. Or you can watch on TV on Channel 16 on Comcast, Verizon and RCN. Get yourself set up with your TV or computer and your snack and drink of choice in advance — you won’t want to miss a minute of the show!

(5) When the show ends (about 9 p.m.) sign into Zoom for an after-party with cast, crew, and fans.

Topic: WG Post-Holiday Show Party!

Time: Dec 12, 2020 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 839 1617 6416
Passcode: WGHoliday

HO, HO, HO!!

July 4th Parade Video

I would very much like to upload the July 4th parade onto YouTube as well, but I want to allow people time to pull out of the video if you do not want to be on YouTube. The link will be an unlisted link which means that a search on YouTube will not bring up the video. One must have the link in order to view the video which means it has to have been shared with them in order to click on the link. If you stood out for the parade but you do not want your video in the YouTube July 4th video, please contact me at [email protected] or via phone or text at 240-838-1840 by December 15th.

Halloween Parade Video

Thank you to those to participated in the Halloween parade, which has now been uploaded to YouTube in an unlisted link and shared on the listserv. If you’d like the link, please let me know.

Emily Cavey

Film Society News…

The Film Society is taking a break in December from hosting a Zoom movie discussion. We plan to return in the new year with discussions of entertaining and thought-provoking movies. We thank our loyal audience for their participation in discussions this year and invite them and other Grovers to join in 2021.

Washington Grove Cares News

As a COVID-19 precaution, WGC suggests ways to avoid trips to the grocery store or pharmacy:

We have a volunteer making a weekly shopping trip:
MONDAY: (notify by Sun. 5 pm) Shopping at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, MOM’s or Aldi’s; text or email Caitlin Bethepu at 414-208-8661 [email protected]

Post your own impromptu grocery/shopping trips: If you are going to a particular grocery store/pharmacy and can pick up items for others, consider posting a message to the listserv ([email protected]) – note the new address for the town listserv.

If you are low-risk and willing to provide a weekly trip to a particular grocery on a specific day, please email [email protected] with your name and phone number, and we’ll call you to get the details.

Not on the new WG neighborhood Google Groups listserv? Get notices of impromptu shopping trips (and very occasional WGC-sponsored events) sent directly to your email.
Email [email protected]

WG United Methodist Church News…

Washington Grove United Methodist Church…Sunday services continue to be online

This year our Christmas Eve Service will be over Zoom. Pastor Andy Peck-McClain invites you to join our Christmas Eve Zoom Service at 7:00 PM on December 24th. The following link will open at 6:30 and worship will start at 7:00 PM.

https://umcom.zoom.us/j/96298597586?pwd=VzZ0dE44Y2doNndIa1h5RVZhcFk5dz09
Meeting ID: 962 9859 7586
Passcode: 744209

As we continue to Stay at Home during the COVID-19 crises, the Church has been enjoying Sunday morning Zoom services. If you would like to join us, please contact Pastor Andrew Peck-McClain at [email protected] to be included.

We are collecting non-perishable food donations to support the St. Martin’s food bank. Your contributions can be dropped off on the screened-in porch at Peggy Hansen’s house, 201 Chestnut Avenue, in Washington Grove.

Once we can again go out into the world, please join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am at the Washington Grove United Methodist Church, 303 Chestnut Road, Washington Grove, MD 20880 (301-869-3753).

Washington Grove United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation, which means we believe that each person is a precious creation of God and is of sacred worth. We welcome and celebrate persons of every gender identity, racial or ethnic background, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability into full participation in the life of this faith community. We celebrate the gift of love and affirm all loving relations and marriages. Our mission is to follow Jesus, worship God, and provide loving service to our community and the world.

Woman’s Club News…

The Washington Grove Woman’s Club A Year of Giving…

During this 2020 pandemic year, Washington Grove has once again proved itself to be The Little Town with the Big Heart. With your help, the Woman’s Club has been able to help these groups meet many of their needs. We collect all things all year, so if something pulls at your heart strings, you can drop off your donations on the Clubhouse porch or in the bins at 119 Grove Road. Money is of course always welcomed and put to good use. Just note in the memo if you want it to go to a specific program.

Washington Grove Elementary School

  • $50 donation to the Music Fund.
  • Assorted School Supplies.
  • $115 spent on markers as requested by the school.
  • Coat Drive: 32 hats, 21 sets of hats and gloves, 12 pair of mittens, 20 pair of gloves, 8 scarves and 36 jackets. There were also 5 pair of jeans that the school said they could use for the children.

Seneca Heights Apt. Complex run by Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

  • 100 Halloween goody bags filled with candy. 3 boxes of teething biscuits for the littlest kids. They were used as the refreshments for their virtual Halloween party.
  • 14 Linus Blankets – usually these are donated to Foster care. However, they were closed for months and did not use up all the blankets that they had in storage and did not need our blankets. So, this year our blankets were given to Seneca Heights Apartments.
  • In June, we provided assorted ice creams for the graduation party that the apt. complex was having for 5 graduates. We also provided a gift for each student that graduated. There were 2 from kindergarten, 1 from elementary school, 1 from middle school and 1 from high school.

Interfaith Works

  • 131 packages of underwear from toddler size through adult.
  • 7 packages of diapers.
  • Many birthday gifts and treasure chest items.
  • For the clothing center: 3 large bags of men’s clothing, 6 extra-large bags of women’s clothing, household items, 1 extra-large bag of shoes/boots, 2 extra-large bags of pocketbooks and one kitchen medium size bag of children’s clothing.
  • Travel Sized Toiletries – used in Silver Spring for people who are homeless and come there to take a shower.

Priscilla House and Becky’s House
(permanent housing for 8 women with mental health challenges each run by Interfaith Works)

  • Halloween candy.
  • Full size toiletries.

Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless Men’s Shelter

  • Toiletries – bars of soap, 19 toothpastes, 32 men’s razors, 5 non-alcohol mouthwash, 27 toothbrushes.
  • 120 pairs of men’s socks.

Hold The Date for White Elephant Auction!

The Woman’s Club will be doing an online White Elephant Auction via Zoom, on Saturday, January 23rd at 7:00 PM. Watch next month’s Bulletin for more information!

Emergency Preparedness Committee News…

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89522276727?pwd=U25vdnFHN1E4aGhLRUc4R2FReStYZz09
By Phone: 301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 895 2227 6727 Passcode: 914877

CDC Alert: COVID-19 Cases are Rising: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths across the United States are rising. As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate the holidays is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Stay vigilant Washington Grove!

For more CDC information see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html. Please also see Maryland and Montgomery County COVID-19 webpages for the latest information on related executive orders and other guidance at: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/ and https://montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/.

Traffic Safety: Recently, there have been several reports of cars speeding on our Town Roads and Railroad Street. Two weeks ago, a motorist lost control on wet roads while turning onto Washington Grove Lane from East Diamond Ave and crashed into a utility pole landing on a neighbor’s front lawn. The Town Council is again discussing options for vehicle speed control. We remind everyone to please comply with Town speed limits and road conditions.

Lighting Committee News…

The next TWG Lighting Committee meeting will be on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:30p.m.

Dog Owners

Please be mindful of where your dog does his/her “business.” No one likes stepping in it. This includes the Washington Grove Meadow Park and the Town woods. Thank you!

Leaves Are Almost Finished Falling

New and long-time residents alike are reminded of the Town contract for bulk leaf removal each autumn. The contractor, Green Earth, Inc., will make regular but unscheduled pickups of leaves raked or blown into windrows within six (6) feet of any roadway or walkway, excluding Railroad Street, 2nd Ave., 3rd Ave., 4th Ave., 5th Ave., and Boundary Street. Also this year, from Grove Avenue between Center and Brown (details below). This service begins October 31, 2020 and ends January 4, 2021, or as soon thereafter as we agree the work is complete.

This is the only time to have leaves removed without bagging for recycling. The contractor will time pickups based on the availability of full truckloads for vacuuming. One or two spectacular fall weekends in November or early December usually have most of us raking at the same time. If you rake when most others are raking, the windrows will probably disappear relatively quickly.

Please place your windrows within six (6) feet of the road or walkway (keeping in mind car & pedestrian traffic).

Green Earth will collect leaves by working from one end of the Town to the other, typically starting with Ridge Road working their way across the community, first removing piles along roads for safety reasons. After making one pass along roads, they will focus on walkways. If roads become obstructed before walkways are completed, roads will be cleared until they are safe. Then collection will resume along walkways. Weather may affect this process. Rain can restrict movement of large trucks on the avenues and accumulated snow or freezing rain may make piles too heavy to vacuum.

The contractor will not remove leaf piles that contain branches, brush, pruned limbs, and cut ornamental grasses. Please do not add these to leaf piles. They foul the vacuum and Green Earth will not collect piles containing this material.

If a particular leaf pile has lingered for an inordinate amount of time, please call Kathy Lehman at the Town Office, 301-926-2256, or by e-mail [email protected].

Happy raking! It’s the rite of autumn, particularly in a town graced by so many beautiful deciduous trees.
No Leaf Collection this Year on Grove Avenue between Brown and Center Streets.

Unfortunately, the WSSC sewer replacement project on Grove Avenue will continue well into this year’s leaf collection season. Consequently, residents of the Avenue between Center and Brown should place leaf rows for pickup only on Grove Road or Chestnut Road, and not on the Avenue where there will be no leaf pickup.

While the project is in progress, equipment and the disturbed walkway surface will make access for the leaf collection trucks (our contractor Green Earth) problematic. Even after the project is completed, the disturbed walkway surface will be soft, seeded for new grass and overlaid with straw for protection. New gravel will be needed, which will be placed by Town maintenance to insure the best outcome.

For adequate restoration of Grove Avenue, the walkway should be disturbed as little as possible into next Spring.

Recyclable Yard Waste Collection Ends

Please note that THURSDAY December 31, 2020 will be the last date for collection of recyclable yard waste by Potomac Disposal this year. This service will resume in early March.

Christmas Tree Disposal

Beginning in late December, Christmas trees will be picked up roadside by Town Maintenance staff. When you place your tree out for collection, please remove all tinsel, ornaments, the stand and any other metal.

Deer Fences Down…

Residents are reminded that deer fencing must be down by November 30th per Town Ordinance 3.328(g). Thanks!

Happy Holidays!!

December Coming Events Calendar

(All meetings via ZOOM Conference)

December 2 »  Planning Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 7 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 9 »  Building Permit Submission Deadline 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 12 »  **Holiday Show www.mmctv.org 7:30 pm OR TV Channel 16
December 14 »  Town Council Meeting 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 15 »  Historic Preservation Commission 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 16 »  Comprehensive Plan Work Session 7:30 pm ZOOM
December 20 »  Racial Equity Committee 2:00 pm ZOOM
December 17 »  Emergency Preparedness & Safety 7:30 pm ZOOM
January 4, 2021 »  Woods Committee 7:30 pm ZOOM

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