Leaf Collection to begin Monday, Nov 4

Leaf collection will begin Monday, November 4 2019 and run through Monday, December 9.

The Town will begin our annual leaf collection the week of November 4th and run through the week of December 9th. There are no scheduled collection zones, as the Public Works Crew will monitor each street on a daily basis.

Please do not include grass clippings, mulch, twigs, or small branches within leaf piles, as this may damage our leaf vacuum. If your leaf pile contains any materials besides leaves, the Crew will not collect your pile, and you will be responsible for bagging the leaves on your own.

Gather leaves inside curb as shown below.


October 2019 – From the Mayor

The Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings with Montgomery County issued a decision of denial on October 8, 2019 with regards to CU19-03, an application for conditional use (self-storage) at 10619 Connecticut Avenue. The applicant, 1784 Capital Holdings, has appealed the decision of the Hearing Examiner to the Board of Appeals.

While we are disappointed that the applicant has chosen to appeal the Hearing Examiner’s decision, the Council and I are prepared to provide the necessary testimony to uphold both the Planning Board and Hearing Examiner’s denial.

The  contractor  for the Modena  Reserve-Kensington  on Metropolitan Avenue has completed their site demolition and the official groundbreaking for the project was held on October 22, 2019. The $75 million project is the largest redevelopment project in Kensington’s history, and we are looking forward to the completion of the project in 2021. The project will rehabilitate two existing historic structures, Mizell Hardware and the old service station. Additional information on the project may be found at the following link: mccafferyinc.com/portfolio/modena-reserve-kensington

The Council will be holding a Work Session on Monday, October 28, 2019 to discuss proposed amendments to the Town’s Sign and Commercial Regulations, along with drafting language and possible restrictions with regards to adopting Montgomery County’s alcohol regulations. Any proposed amendments to the Town’s Sign Ordinance, along with drafted language for adopting the County’s alcohol regulations will be discussed at the November 18, 2019 Town Council Meeting to allow for public comment.

52nd Annual Labor Day Parade & Festival

The 52nd Annual Labor Day Parade & Festival is Monday, September 2, 2019.

At 10am the parade start at St. Paul Park and heads toward Connecticut Avenue. You’ll enjoy marching bands, equestrian show groups, dance teams, floats, ambassadors and more! The parade makes its way through town, ending at the grandstand at Noyes Children’s Library. Click here for the parade map and here for the street closings.

From 9am to 2pm the festival comes alive on Armory Avenue and Mitchell Street with food trucks, a beer & wine garden, live music, a moon bounce, and tents full of fun and entertainment. Click here for the festival map.

Click here for more information.

We want to thank our sponsors, who all make this event not only possible, but totally awesome!

Platinum Sponsor:

Fitzgerald Auto Malls – FitzMall.com

Gold Sponsors:

Kensington Jewelers – KensingtonJewelers.com

ESPN Radio – SportsCapitolDC.com


Silver Sponsors:

Car Wash Coffee – CarWashCoffee.net
Mr Wash Car Wash – MrWash.com
Strosniders Hardware – Strosniders.com

Bronze Sponsors:

Gori Voice Studios – GoriVoiceStudios.com
Kensington Nursery School – KNScoop.org
Villages of Kensington – VillagesOfKensingtonMD.org
Sports and Orthopaedic Therapy Serives, LLD – Sports-pt.com

Day of the Book Festival

The Kensington Day of the Book Festival has been a tradition in the town of Kensington for over a decade. What makes this festival so special is its connection to the past while bringing loved ones together. Day of the Book is an International holiday that is celebrated through the gifts of books and roses.

Learn about this popular Kensington event in this YouTube video created and produced by Montgomery Municipal Cable.