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A public hearing is set for Thursday, September 8th, at the Montgomery County Planning Board regarding the proposed relocation of the First Baptist Church of Wheaton (FBCW) to Emory Church Road in Olney. The entire meeting agenda can be found at and once on the site, click on agendas and then September 8, 2011. At this time, this issue is shown as agenda item number 9.

Many Olney residents and Olney community leaders have expressed serious concern about the ramifications of the proposed location of FBCW. For those of you who have been following this issue closely – this matter has been ongoing for the past 4 years. Here are some of the issues: Concerned citizens who wish to testify can sign up on line by clicking the website shown above and then clicking on the quicklinks shown on the page labeled Agendas & Staff Reports. If you cannot appear in person but wish to submit comments – the sign up page has instructions on how to submit written testimony at the bottom of the page. You may also call 301-495-4605 or email with any questions you may have. The Montgomery County Planning Board is located at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.
Please feel free to contact Matt Zaborsky with any questions you may have regarding this public hearing. he can be reached through the GOCA website ( by clicking on the contacts tab.