Ordinance No. O-03-2021 – 20 MPH Speed Limit

The Mayor and Town Council introduced Ordinance No. O-03-2021 at the December 13, 2021 Council Meeting. The Public Hearing is been scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022, 7:00 pm.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL TO AMEND CHAPTER IV, “TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES”, ARTICLE 3, “TRAFFIC CONTROL”, SECTION 4-302, “SPEED LIMITS IN THE TOWN OF KENSINGTON”, TO REDUCE THE SPEED LIMIT ALONG TOWN MAINTAINED STREETS FROM 25 MILES PER HOUR TO 20 MILES PER HOUR.

Leaf Collection to begin Monday, November 8

The Town will begin our annual leaf collection the week of November 8 and run through December 10. There are no scheduled collection zones, as the Public Works Crew will monitor each street throughout the week.

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.

Town Survey

You are asked to provide a response on two questions which will provide feedback to the Mayor and Council about possible amendments to the Town Charter and Code with regards to Town elections.

Right click to print.

Town Survey

 

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://staging.tok.flywheelsites.com/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.