Brookdale Newsletter, June 1998

        GEICO Update
        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.

        Annual Meeting
        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:

        Defense Fund
        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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