What's the Latest in Montgomery Village?

Hear what is happening in our own community.

Learn what’s happening in our own Montgomery Village community at a program presented by the Watkins Mill HS PTSA.

Representatives from our community will inform us of projects, construction, initiatives, events, etc. that are happening in Montgomery Village. We will have a community panel, including State Senator Nancy King; Bob Hydorn, president of the Montgomery Village Foundation board of directors; an officer from the Montgomery County Police Department's 6th District; and others who will speak on what's going on in the Village. There will also be a Q&A session. All are welcome!

Date: Tuesday, April 17

Time: 7 pm

Location: Watkins Mill HS Media Center

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jnrentz1 April 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM
The Salt Lick has been removed, permanently I hope. Thanks to whoever removed it.
Bob Hydorn April 26, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Don, I assure you that the MVF Board is running our Village.
Sally Joyner June 22, 2012 at 03:04 PM
What has happened to the State grant for the restrooms in South Valley Park. They would be nice to have there when I attend the Sunday evening concerts.
Don O'Neill June 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
The $125,000 in State funds have been earmarked for the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) for the South Valley Restroom and Concession Stand. However, the project has not been finalized. MVA is considered unsuitable as a grantee because it does not own property and doesn't possess the resources and wherewithal to pay its $125,000 share of the project and manage the project. In short, the MVSA is a free rider. The Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) and MVSA are attempting to attempting to structure two Memoranda of Understanding whereby MVF finances the community share, manages the project, and supplies indemnification for MVSA in the event of lawsuits stemming from usage of the facility. This last part on indemnification is troubling for Village residents since MVSA could be sued and with this agreement would have MVF and its millions in community resources to fall back on. Simply put, this project has been unwanted by residents and now introduces risks to MVF that far exceed any benefits. As for use of the restroom by Lawn Theatre Patrons, this is unlikely since MVSA is in control and the facility will be located far from from the Lawn Theatre, down behind the baseball backstop across the road from the elementary school, and most likely will be locked up and unavailable unless an MVSA sports event is taking place at the time.
Bob Hydorn June 25, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Don, Obviously you have not read the copy of the agenda item regarding the State Grant for the restrooms and concession in South Valley Park. I would suggest that you go on line to MVF.org, and read the Agenda item 7A-3 in the Board packet for this Thursday evenings meeting. It will clearly straighten out the misconceptions that you have regarding the MOU (Memo of Understanding) between the MVF and MVSA.


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