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The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) in conjunction with the ICC team have made the following announcement a/o 3/22/2011:

The the MD 28 final traffic configuration to be implemented this Saturday evening into Sunday morning. The work will start with lane closures at 6:00 p.m., the signal will go dark at 10:00 and the Maryland State Police will be on site directing traffic. All work should be completed by 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

To further address your scheduling questions about work to be performed in the MD 97 area north of MD 28, all ramps, curb and gutter, sidewalks, the entrance associated with the Park and Ride lot, traffic signals and bike paths will be completed by the end of April. The milling, final surface paving and striping should be completed by mid May, weather permitting.

The new configuration for Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Route 28 (Norbeck Road) can be viewed by opening the below links:

MD 28 Final Configuration

MD 97 Final Configuration

We will strive to keep the community updated as information is given to us.

For further details regarding the ICC, please visit

Synopsis of March 8, 2011 GOCA Meeting

Synopsis of March 08, 2011 GOCA Meeting

Tim Rich, District Manager for Williams Gas Pipeline, explained through a graphic PowerPoint presentation the construction, inspection, maintenance, and public education of the company’s pipeline integrity management plan. Matt Zaborsky, in his president’s report, stated GOCA will address issues of education and environment in addition to
and stressed the importance of respect in meeting discourse. Experiences of the first week of the Intercounty Connector were discussed. No resolutions were composed, so no voting took place.

Upcoming Events and Information:

03/17/2011 – Hearing on House Bill 1246 at 1:00 p.m., Maryland State Government General Assembly, 90 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland

04/09/2011 – Good Counsel’s 4th Annual Falcon 5K Run beginning at 8:30 a.m. Register by April 1st to avoid the late fee. For further information, go to:

The February Minutes and March Agenda Are Now Available.

Special Presentation: Tim Rich, District Manager for Williams Gas Pipline – general informational presentation w/Q & A to follow.

Williams Gas Pipeline Asset Map

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 February 8, 2011

GOCA Agenda for March 8, 2011

Synopsis of February 8, 2011 GOCA Meeting

Matt Zaborsky announced that the minutes would be a succinct summary of the meeting rather than a verbatim document.

Don Feltman and Ed Kubis of Olney Assistive Living Partners described the memory care building planned for the Church of Christ at Olney property under contract. Of brick and stone, the building will be divided into four communities of 16 residents and designed with dignity and respect for the residents and surrounding community. Ron Ladue of REMAX Realty, representing Church of Christ, helped answer questions.

Melinda Peters and Carla Julian of the ICC Project gave us an update of Contract A, which will open February 22, weather permitting, and be free until March 6. After the ICC is built, an office at I 370 and the ICC will be available for questions. Please see below post on the website for complete details.

Brad Branch introduced the Prometheus Radio Project, and Arnie Gordon suggested a committee be formed to determine its feasibility. Barbara Falcigno untabled the motion to make a $250 donation to the Olney Boys and Girls Club, and after careful deliberation GOCA Delegates voted against this motion. Arnie Gordon’s resolution to support the Montgomery County’s Organizational Reform Commission’s recommendation to merge the park police and county police was passed unanimously.

GOCA Awards

GOCA Citizen of the Year: B’nai Shalom Synagogue of Olney
Contribution to the Community winners were: Lydia Rappolt, Fred Teal and Deborah Wagner, and The Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
GOCA Worker of the Year: Ruth Laughner
GOCA Heritage Award: Ron Berger

Results of the Elections for the 2011 GOCA Leadership Team

Matt Zaborsky, President; Jodi Finkelstein, Executive Vice President; Ellen Bogage, First Vice President; Lori Wilen, Second Vice President; Theresa Robinson, Recording Secretary; Kathy Curtis, Corresponding Secretary; and Ruth Laughner, Treasurer.

The January Minutes and February Agenda Are Now Available.

Special Presentation:

1) Olney Assisted Living Partners and their proposed development next to the
Olney Church of Christ on Georgia Avenue (near shopping center w/Roots)
2) ICC Update regarding opening of Contract A & Improvements to Georgia AvenueAll 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 Agenda for February 8, 2011

GOCA Minutes for January 11, 2011