Thursday, November 15, 2012
Gaithersburg's Transportation Committee told the mayor and City Council it is hoping to bring Capital Bikeshare to the city within the next year.
Members of Gaithersburg's Transportation Committee told the mayor and City Council Tuesday they are considering bringing the Capital Bikeshare program to the city within the next year. Montgomery County is slated to get 29 Capital Bikeshare stations in Spring 2013, with 200 bikes in Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Takoma Park and Silver Spring, Chevy Chase Patch reported. The Capital Bikeshare program allows participants to check out bikes from a docking station rack using a special key card (mailed to bikeshare users when they sign up for the program online). Casual users who have not purchased a key card in advance can pay at the docking stations by credit card. Membership fees vary based on usage time. Bikeshare members …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
This new video premiered at the mayor's recent State of Gaithersburg address.
This 15-minute video highlights some of the results of a recent resident survey. It made its big debut at Mayor Sidney Katz's State of Gaithersburg address. In his speech, Katz said the video, "includes testimonials of the involved and passionate people who live, work, learn and play here."
Monday, April 23, 2012
Mayor Sidney Katz delivered the State of Gaithersburg address on April 19.
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz delivered the annual State of Gaithersburg address last week, calling the city "an innovator in environmental stewardship" and "a strong, sustainable community." The addess was given at Asbury Methodist Village on April 19. Katz touched on several topics, including: A full copy of the speech is available on the city's website.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The school hosted a pep rally at the City Concert Pavillion and Mayor Katz gave a proclamation in the team's honor.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The agreement between the City and the County Police Departments has been months in the making.
It may surprise some to know that if you call the police in Gaithersburg, a Gaithersburg Police officer is not automatically the first to respond. Even within the city, Montgomery County Police are first responders. But on March 1 that's going to change thanks to Gaithersburg Chief Mark P. Sroka. "If you call the police [in the city], you're going to get one of our officers first," said Officer Dan Lane, a spokesman for the Gaithersburg Police Department. "If one of our officers is unavailable, then a County officer will respond." "This demonstrates our cooperative working relationship with the County," he added. Lane explained that the city used to be primary responders, but the department was "uncontrolled and that officers were …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Klingler was named the Employee of Quarter for her outstanding work serving as the staff coordinator for Gaithersburg’s municipal elections on November 8, 2011.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
They say the proposed plaza misses what they had in mind.
The City Council and members of the community Monday night told staff and an architect in charge of designing a public plaza in Olde Towne to go back to the drawing board. The plan for the Olde Towne Plaza redevelopment at the corner of E. Diamond and S. Summit Ave. calls for a building that officials worry would block the view of the rolling stock exhibit at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. The building and plaza would be built on what is known as the Fishman site. The Mayor and Council voted to authorize the redevelopment in September 2010. On Monday night Vic Bryant, the Vice President of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Macris, Hendricks, and Glascock, briefed the council on their plans before their preliminary site plan review…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Despite the linked crimes, the Kentlands is still a safe neighborhood, Gaithersburg Police Chief assured the community.
The investigation into two armed robberies on Main Street last month is moving slowly, detectives told a community meeting last night, but the Kentlands is still a safe neighborhood. Sgt. Brian Labatt and Det. Dave Woolsey from Montgomery County Police told a crowd of about 100 residents and business owners gathered at the Kentlands Stadium 8 theatre that there is "very little physical evidence" in the case. The robberies, which police believe were done by the same masked and gloved man, were carried out at O'Hair Salon on Jan. 18 and Salon G on Jan. 30. During each incident, a man believed to be an African American of average build, about 5'8 to 6', entered the salon at closing time when there was one person at the register. He displayed …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Ross and Rowse waited too long to file their complaint, board finds.
Tom Rowse and Paula Ross, two former candidates for City Council who lost their election bids, waited too long to file their complaint against the Mayor and three winning candidates, the Gaithersburg election board found earlier this week. At their meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors of Elections dismissed the complaint, which alleged that Council members Jud Ashman, Cathy Drzyzgula and Ryan Spiegel formed a secret political committee with Mayor Sidney Katz and sent out misleading mailers to voters. Ashman, Drzyzgula and Spiegel all vehemently deny the allegations. According to City Attorney Lynn Board, who was not at the meeting, the BOSE determined that the complaint, filed on Jan. 20, was not filed within 30 days of the alleged…
Friday, January 27, 2012
State and local agencies offered some free tax advice this morning in Gaithersburg.
It's official, tax season is upon us. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Family Services, Inc. in Gaithersburg this morning to encourage taxpayers to use all the resources available to them when they file their taxes, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. "The EITC is an effective anti-poverty tool," Franchot said. "It helps people move up the economic ladder." Franchot was joined by Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz, Family Services, Inc. Executive Director Thomas Harr and Melvin Hardy, the IRS Territory Manager for Maryland. Together they encouraged Maryland residents to use the Montgomery County Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help get the maximum return on their taxes through…