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The May Minutes and June Agenda Are Now Available

Special Presentations:

1) Montgomery County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice – Olney Issues
2) MCPS – James Song, Director of The Department of Facilities Management, Adrienne Karamihas, Facility Planner, and Ray Marhamati, Project Manager- Update on farquhar Middle School Modernization Plans

All GOCA meetings are open to the public and take place at the Community Room of the Buffington RE/MAX Building, 3300 Olney-Laytonsville Road.

The meetings begin at 7:30
p.m. and end at approximately 9:35 p.m.

GOCA Minutes for May 10, 2011

GOCA Agenda for June 14, 2011

Synopsis of May 10, 2011 GOCA Meeting

District 14 and 19 Legislators of the Maryland Assembly, Senators Karen Montgomery and Roger Manno and Delegates Eric Ludtke, Sam Arora, Craig Zucker, Bonnie Cullison, Anne Kaiser, and Ben Kramer gave brief summaries of their work this spring. In a difficult year they balanced the $34 billion budget with cuts and some taxes while delivering >$800 million to Montgomery County and passing bills in health, safety, privacy, banks, and education.

In the president’s and committee members’ reports, the funding of the police substation, the arrival of new businesses to Olney, zoning text amendment 110, bag tax, lien priority bill, and traffic issues were discussed.

The resolution to oppose the Brookeville Preserve was approved, as were the water and sewer category changes for the Danshes property. Our letters of opposition can be viewed under the GOCA 2011 Correspondence Tab on the left hand side of our home page.

Upcoming Events and Information:

05/19/11 – County Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) and Councilwoman Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) or members of their staffs will join Natalie Cantor, director of the Mid-County Regional Service Center, to meet with residents and business people in Olney on May 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Starbucks, 16800 Georgia Ave

06/04/2011 – Sandy Spring Museum Strawberry Festival – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the museum grounds with crafters, demonstrations, entertainment, children’s games, petting zoo, hayrides, food, and strawberry shortcakes

06/11/2011 – American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Sherwood High School – Begins 7:00 a.m. Go to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=33333&pg=entry for more information.

The April Minutes and May Agenda Are Now Available.

 

Special Presentation(s): Legislative Update by Elected Representatives from Maryland Districts 14 & 19


GOCA Minutes for April 12, 2011

GOCA Agenda for May 10, 2011

All GOCA meetings are open to the public and take place at the Community Room of the Buffington RE/MAX Building, 3300 Olney-Laytonsville Road.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at approximately 9:35 p.m

Synopsis of April 12, 2011 GOCA Meeting

Chris Garland, Director of Development & Construction at Carl M. Freeman Company, described the Brookville Preserve development plans for 16 homes on the 13-acre property at Georgia Avenue and Owens, and Deborah Maselka of Manor Oaks expressed the residents’ concerns about traffic safety and the environmental impact. Sue Carter, an Attorney with Miller, Miller & Canby, presented Norbeck Montessori Day School’s case for relocating the school to Emory Lane. The community expressed concern about safety along busy and windy Emory Lane.

Arnie Gordon in his Civic Federation reported on local bills designed to reduce panhandling, permit accessory apartments, and reduce bag litter, and Matt Zaborsky gave us the minimally helpful details of the lien priority bill.

Although a resolution to oppose the Brookeville Preserve was proposed, it was tabled, and no resolution was proposed regarding the Montessori school.

 

Upcoming Events and Information:

04/27/11 – Opening at Harris Teeters with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Ike Leggett and Carl M. Freeman Companies Leadership Team. Please arrive before 11:00 a.m.

04/29/11 – Grand Opening Event sponsored by Carl M. Freeman Company, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Continues on Saturday with events for children

05/08/2011 – Olney Farmers and Artists Market kicks off its 5th season with a demonstration by Chef Charlie Redden, former White House chef, live music, fitness tent, and children’s tent. Visit http://www.olneyfarmersmarket.org/index.html for more information.

05/10/2011 – May Meeting – Annual “Legislative Wrap-up” is scheduled

Late June – Panera Bread and Grill Marx scheduled to open

The March Minutes and April Agenda Are Now Available.

 

Special Presentation(s):

1. Carl Freeman Company – Proposed “Brookeville Preserve” development

2. Norbeck Montesssori Day School – Proposed relocation from Muncaster Mill Road to Emory Lane

3. The Olney Farmers and Artists Market – May 8th re-opening

GOCA Minutes for March 8, 2011

GOCA Agenda for April 12, 2011

All GOCA meetings are open to the public and take place at the Community Room of the Buffington RE/MAX Building, 3300 Olney-Laytonsville Road.

The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at approximately 9:35 p.m.