March 2020 – From the Mayor

While this winter has been a disappointment for snow enthusiasts anxiously awaiting their next snow day adventure, our mild winter has allowed the Town’s Public Works Crew get a jump start on the spring cleanup. The Crew has been busy cleaning and mulching flower beds, laying sod and grass seed, and preparing for the spring mowing season. The Town will also schedule a street sweeping for early April and the Town staff will be circulating information later this month. The Town’s 2020 municipal Election is scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2020, and I would like to announce that I have formally submitted my nomination to serve as your Mayor for a third term. Nominations to run for Mayor or Town Council are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020. Additional Election information may be found on the Town’s website: https://tok.md.gov/town-government/town-elections/ The Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) announced last fall that they plan to relocate to Silver Spring in three years. The HOC building is located at the old Kensington Elementary School site (10400 Detrick Avenue) and will return to Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) once HOC officially departs. In speaking with MCPS’s Facilities Director, Seth Adams, the current plan is to renovate the facility and use it for Pre-K education while including a recreational component for the community. The concept of keeping the facility with MCPS with a recreational component is great aspect for our Town, as the facility would be available to reserve for events and meetings, while also providing access to the gymnasium.   The Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD) held their annual Chili Cook-Off on March 7th and I would like to extend a special thank you to Strosniders Hardware for their sponsorship of the event.