On the Agenda |
Rockville City Council: Historic Designation for Jehovah’s Witness Property,
The Rockville City Council meets 7 p.m. Monday at Rockville City Hall. Tonight, the council is expected to vote on an ordinance that would place a historic designation on a West End property owned by a Jehovah’s Witness congregation—a designation the congregation has said it doesn’t want. The council will also be presented with a resolution to amend the city’s land use rules, changes scaled back after considerable push-back from residents during a three-hour public hearing.
>>> Agenda: RockvilleMD.gov
City news | City
bids farewell to Mayor Marcuccio, Councilman Hall
The City of Rockville will host a farewell reception Monday night for Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio and Councilman John Hall Jr., who will complete their city government terms. Marcuccio is retiring after her second term as mayor, which followed her two terms as a councilwoman. Hall served two terms as councilman from 2001-05, was re-elected to the council in 2011. He is not running for re-election this fall. The reception is 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Rockville City Hall.
>>> Details: RockvilleMD.gov
Public Notice | Corridor
Cities Transitway Public Open House
The Maryland Transit Administration will host an open house Wednesday for the Corridor Cities Tansitway (CCT) Project. The CCT is a bus transit line expected to connect the northern and central portions of Montgomery County, stretching from the COMSAT facility near Clarksburg to the Shady Grove Metro Station. The open house is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Universities at Shady Grove conference center,9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville.
Give | Rockville
kicks off holiday drive
The city of Rockville will kick off its yearly holiday drive during tonight’s Mayor and Council meeting. Last year, with the help of 129 donors and 231 volunteers, the holiday drive provided:
- Thanksgiving meals for 564 households
- Toys for 939 children
- Thanksgiving luncheon for 104 seniors
- Forty-eight Thanksgiving gift cards for senior households
- Gift cards for 271 teens in December
Donations of food items such as canned fruit and vegetables, canned soup, canned cranberry sauce, jars of turkey gravy, boxed stuffing and macaroni and cheese will be accepted until Thursday, Nov. 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Donations of food and grocery store gift cards can be dropped off at the following City facilities:
- City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave.
- Community Services Division, 20 Courthouse Square, Suite 205
- Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr.
- Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins Ln.
- Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Dr.
- Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy.
- In December, monetary donations and $15-$20 gift certificates to Giant, Safeway, Target, Best Buy and Old Navy are used to purchase gifts for children and teens. They can be mailed to or dropped off at City of Rockville Community Services, 20 Courthouse Square, Suite 205, Rockville, 20850.
For more information, contact the Community Services Division at 240-314-8310.