Proposed Summit Avenue Sidewalk Reconstruction

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is proposing to reconstruct the existing sidewalk along Summit Avenue from Prospect Street to Knowles Avenue. The proposed new sidewalk will be six-feet-wide with a variable of 0 to 3-foot wide greenspace buffer bewteen the sidewalk and roadway.

Project Site Plan

MCDOT Letter and Arborist Report

At this time, MCDOT is requesting feedback, specifically from residents along Summit Avenue, of the proposal. If you wish to comment, please see the above MCDOT Letter and Arborist Report.

 

Kensington Crossing (10619 Connecticut Avenue) Community Meeting

The Developer for the proposed Kensington Crossing project (10619 Connecticut Avenue) will be holding a virtual Community Meeting to review the plans for the redevelopment of the property. The project proposes to redevelop the property with up to approximately 11,007 square feet of commercial/retail use, including a drive-thru, and associated surface parking.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Location: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/689764605

Call in Number: 224-501-3412     Access Code: 689-764-605

Presentation Materials

The Community Meeting is a pre-submission requirement in accordance with the County’s Zoning Ordinance and is being held independent of the Town of Kensington.

The Developer is requesting that those wishing to participate within the Community Meeting signup prior to the meeting here.

Additional information on the Community Meeting and project may be found here.

Candidate Forum Video

A Candidate Forum was held, via Zoom, on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm. Click here to watch the forum, or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0139udcFHtI

The Candidate Forum was moderated by Sean McMullen and Rob Sachs. The moderators accepted questions in advance of the Candidate Forum.

During this Town Council Candidates Forum Darin R. Bartram, Conor D. Crimmins, and Tim Willard answered questions from Kensington residents. There are two council positions open. The 2021 Kensington Town Election will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021. For more information about the candidates and the voting process please visit https://tok.md.gov/town-government/town-elections/.

The term of Council Members Darin Bartram and Conor Crimmins are set to expire June 30, 2021.  The following individuals are candidates for the term of July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023:

Town Council Candidates for Two Council Positions

Darin R. Bartram

Conor D. Crimmins

Tim Willard

Public Notice – Temporary Sidewalk Closure (4000 Block of Knowles Avenue)

PUBLIC NOTICE – Temporary Sidewalk Closure (4000 block of Knowles Avenue) 

As part of the previous public hearings and approval processes for the 4000 Knowles Avenue Townhouse project known as The Towns at Knowles Station, 4000 Knowles Venture, LLC, will be Closing a segment of sidewalk on the Southside of Knowles Avenue between Summit Ave. and Detrick Ave.  However, the community will be able to cross Knowles Avenue at Summit and Connecticut Avenues, thereby keeping the desired pedestrian movements to and from the retail core in place without stoppage.  This continued flow was requested by the State and Town leadership at the previous public hearings.

The minor segment of sidewalk closure may be seen on the attached plan.

This sidewalk closure will start at 9:00 AM Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 and end by 3:00 the same day.   The intent is to conclude the utility work in one day and not need any further time.  This notice is being sent to include two extra days if problems occur.  Therefore, the maximum time this single segment of closure could include the same time frame from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM also on May 12, 2021 and May 19, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please send emails to the Town or to gyuan.woodside@gmail.com.

Assistant to the Town Manager

Assistant to the Town Manager – The Town of Kensington, Maryland, seeks a dynamic professional to serve as our Assistant to the Town Manager. This position will be tasked to perform intermediate professional and administrative work in support of the Town Manager. The skill set will require excellent problem analysis, research, writing, project management, and communication while working with residents and community stakeholders. The community will value your professionalism and accessibility while serving our Town.

Kensington is an active and friendly community consisting of 2,100 residents and 250 businesses within a picturesque historic town located approximately five miles north of Washington, DC.

Well qualified applicants will have at least two (2) years of municipal experience; excellent leadership and communication skills; and a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with a Masters (MPA) preferred. The position has a starting salary range of $61,675 – $70,000; actual salary to be based on experience/qualifications.

Please submit a one-page letter of interest and resume to Susan Engels, Clerk-Treasurer, at Susan.Engels@tok.md.gov. Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021. The full job description may be viewed at the following link:

Assistant to the Town Manager – Position Description

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) Budget Ordinance Introduced

The Mayor and Town Council Introduced Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) Budget Ordinance No. O-02-2021 at the March 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting. The Public Hearing has been set for Monday, April 12, 2021, 7:00 pm. 

AN ORDINANCE TO APPROPRIATE AND ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 – 2022 (FY22) BUDGET AND TO LEVY A TAX ON CERTAIN REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF §6-203 OF THE TAX-PROPERTY ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND, AS AMENDED.

 

 

Ordinance No. O-01-2021 Adopted

The Mayor and Town Council Adopted Ordinance No. O-01-2021 at the March 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting. The Public Hearing was held on Monday, February 8, 2021, 7:00 pm.

An Ordinance of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Kensington Amending Chapter 2,  “Government and Administration”, Article 2, “Elections”, Section 2-201, “General Voter Registration”, Section 2-202, “Distribution of Absentee Ballots”, Section 2-203, “Procedures of Absentee Voting”, and Section 2-204, “Canvassing of Absentee Ballots” of the Town Code to delete any requirement that a voter provide a reason for voting by Absentee Ballot and to delete an invalid provision with respect to eliminating voters from the supplemental list.

Ordinance No. O-03-2020 Adopted – County Pesticide Law

The Kensington Town Council adopted Ordinance No. O-3-2020 at the February 8, 2021 Town Council Meeting.

  • Ordinance No. O-03-2020 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF KENSINGTON TO AMEND CHAPTER VIII, “HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS”, BY ENACTING ARTICLE 9, “PESTICIDES”, TO INCORPORATE CHAPTER 33B, of the Montgomery County Code entitled “Pesticides”, which contains various provisions to protect the health of the public AND TO MAKE CONFORMING CHANGES.
  • The Ordinance will take effect on March 1, 2021.