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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 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.


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: