May 2018 – From the Mayor

June 6, 2018

The Town staff and I are working with Actualize Studio on the final touches of our new TOK.MD.GOV website. The new website should launch the first week of June, and we hope that you find it informative and user friendly. The new site will allow residents, and the business community, to submit service request forms, apply and pay for permits online, and will have ADA and mobile accessibility. I would also like to thank Council Member Conor Crimmins for his yeoman’s work to guide this project…

April 2018 Around Town Journal

April 23, 2018

  April 2018 Around Town Journal The Town will be hosting in cooperation with McCaffery Interests, the developer for the proposed Solera Senior Living project, a Community Meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, May 3rd, beginning at 7 pm. The Architect for the project will present a re-designed concept plan for the north façade of the building, along with new drawings of the south façade (including day and evening views), and an update for the transition between the two existing…

March 2018 Around Town Journal

March 16, 2018

  March 2018 Around Town Journal I am frequently asked about the old Huggins gas station property at 10619 Connecticut Avenue and if there are any future development plans for the site. I am happy to report that the property was recently sold to the Chuck Levin group, which also owns the adjacent property with 7-11. While the Levin group has yet to submit a long-term proposal for the property, they decided to provide two short-term lease agreements with Hawkins Produce and Cherner…

December 2017 Around Town Journal

December 1, 2017

December 2017 Around Town Journal The Town’s Annexation Committee will convene on Wednesday, December 6th, 7 pm, to discuss the proposed annexation of 35 homes and several commercial properties. Currently, the Committee is researching the proposal and providing information to the proposed annexed properties with regards to the Town of Kensington. If you have additional questions, pleas read Growing the Town of Kensington for the Better, or please contact us. Please join the Town on…

October 2017 Around Town Journal

October 26, 2017

October 2017 Around Town Journal In comparison to other local municipalities, Kensington is very fortunate to have a strong and vibrant business community that has blossomed over the last few years. In cooperation with our local business associations, along with the ExploreKensington campaign, we are becoming a resident destination not only for that unique gift, but a bottle of wine, yoga class, or even a great meal! With our shop local objective in mind, I encourage you to explore our…

September 2017 Around Town Journal

September 18, 2017

September 2017 Around Town Journal The 2017 Town Directory Co-chairs, Nicole Andrews and Helen Wilkes, are making one last appeal to Residents to submit their contact information before the Directory goes to print. Currently, there are over 200 households that have yet to return their information sheets. Even if nothing has changed, please send your information to Info.KTownLadies@gmail.com. Kensington’s first new redevelopment project, Knowles Station, has finally broken ground at the…

August 2017 Around Town Journal

August 9, 2017

August 2017 Around Town Journal The Council and I have created an ad-hoc Annexation Committee to explore the possibility of annexing certain streets, already within the Walter Johnson Cluster, into the Corporate Limits of the Town of Kensington. These addresses include: The north side of Perry Avenue (3507 – 3613), Decatur Avenue (3500 – 3610), Madison Street (10815 – 10819), St. Paul Street (10724 – 10728), and University Blvd. (3404 – 3700). The first Annexation Committee meeting…

June 2017 Around Town Journal

June 23, 2017

June 2017 Around Town Journal This July 1st will mark the one year anniversary since I was sworn in as the Mayor of Kensington, and I would like to thank everyone for the support that I have received during this time. I never imagined what a rewarding experience serving as your Mayor would become, and I am excited about the great things that have happened over the last year and what is on the horizon. We have seen the addition of two new restaurants, The Dish & Dram, along with Crisp and…

May 2017 Around Town Journal

May 12, 2017

May 2017 Around Town Journal The Town has been incredibly lucky to have such an active and supportive business community over the years. Many of our local businesses organize and sponsor events throughout the Town and volunteer their time and money to support local charitable organizations and our schools. Please remember to shop local whenever you can, which is the best way to say THANK YOU to our businesses. Upcoming Events: The Kensington Shopping Center will be hosting Carmen’s…

March 2017 Around Town Journal

March 24, 2017

March 2017 Around Town Journal The Mayor and Town Council introduced the Fiscal Year 2017-18 (FY18) Budget at the March 13th Council Meeting. The Public Hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, April 6th, 7 pm. The Budget is available to view beginning on Page 8. Arriving in mail boxes soon is the Town’s 2017 Events Calendar. I encourage Residents to post the schedule to your refrigerator or bulletin board, so you don’t miss any of our upcoming events! In just a few short weeks, Howard…

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