Brookdale Newsletter, June 1998
Hearings regarding GEICO's application to rezone 9.9 of their
26 acres will begin on July 6, 1998. The hearings will be
conducted by Philip Tierney as the Technical Administrative
Law Judge. Any and all interested citizens may testify at
these hearings. The hearings schedule is:
July 6-10, inclusive-Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Rockville
County Office Building. GEICO will present their case and
we will have the opportunity to cross-examine.
July 21 9:30 a.m., Rockville, Citizen Testimony
July 27 9:30 a.m., Rockville, Citizen Testimony
July 29 7:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Village Hall, Citizen Testimony
August 4 7:30 p.m., Chevy Chase Village Hall, Citizen Testimony
August 10-11 9:30 a.m., Rockville, Citizen Testimony
August 13 9:30 a.m., Rockville GEICO rebuttal
August 14 9:30 a.m., Rockville GEICO rebuttal
The above dates and times are subject to change.
Anyone who shows up for the hearing can sign up to speak.
Allison Fultz Is looking to coordinate the neighborhood
testimony. Please call her at 301-657-3710 if you are
interested in the coordinated effort. You can also write to
submit written correspondence to the hearing examiner as a
way of getting on the record on the issue. His address is:
Philip Tierney, Hearing Examiner
100 Maryland Ave. Rm. 200
Rockville, MD 20850
Office phone: 301-217-6660
Make sure your address is on the letter.
On a lighter Note
So much of our time as a neighborhood has been focused on
the GEICO battle that perhaps some positive aspects of our
neighborhood have been overlooked. The citizens association
is thinking of expanding the newsletter to include
introduction of new neighbors, oral histories, current events
within the neighborhood, articles written by and for children,
and interviews with interesting people here in Brookdale. A
Newsletter Committee will be forming and all interested people
are invited to attend the first meeting on August 20, 1998 at
7:30 p.m. at Joy Sexton's house at
5207 Andover Road. If you plan to attend,, please call her
at 301-986-1443. Other ideas being tossed about for
consideration are: A block party, a neighborhood trip to the
Bowie Bay Sox, a progressive dinner, and involvement in
the Little Falls Creek Clean-up.
The annual meeting of the Brookdale Citizens Association
was held on 5/27/98. The following slate of officers were
nominated and elected:
Allison Fultz -- President
Tom Reveaz -- Vice President, Orchardale
Mike Makuch -- Vice President, N. Brookdale
Jordan Harding -- Vice President, Wohlshire
Abner Oakes -- Vice President, S. Brookdale
Andy Colyer -- Treasurer
Joyce Sexton -- Secretary
Many thanks to outgoing board members, - President Dave
Montgomery, Vice President Ron Tripp (Orchardale), and
Recording Secretary Eric Sanne. Their time and effort on
behalf of our neighborhood is very much appreciated.
We have our own Website...
You can keep on top of neighborhood news by visiting the
Brookdale website at: www.capaccess.org/brookdale.
Funds are coming in well, but we have not yet reached our
goal of $10,000. Gifts of any amount are welcome, made
payable to Brookdale Citizens Association, c/o Andy Colyer,
Treasurer, 4625 River Rd. Bethesda 20816. Please indicate
that your donation is for the defense fund.
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