Community Bulletin Board
A New Vision for Glenmont
This Saturday, Montgomery County's Planning Department will hold a visioning workshop for Glenmont residents and business owners to discuss the future of Glenmont Shopping Center and the surrounding area.
The workshop is the first major community outreach activity for the Glenmont Sector Plan , which will evaluate the potential of the Glenmont Shopping Center and its immediate surroundings to become a mixed retail-residential focal point in the community. Planners also want to identify better pedestrian connections to the center and nearby Glenmont Metro station. The Planning Department will summarize the results of the workshop and present future development scenarios at a follow-up meeting in late February.
Planners develop master and sector plans to create a framework for each community designed to last 15 to 20 years. Those visions help planners and policy-makers - such as the Planning Board and County Council - develop land use strategies and decide on proposed development.
Spanish interpreters will be available at the meeting.
WHO: Montgomery County Planning Department
WHAT: Glenmont Sector Plan community visioning workshop
WHEN: Saturday, February 4, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Maryland-National Capital Park Police Headquarters/Saddlebrook
12751 Layhill Road Silver Spring, MD 20906
LEARN MORE: www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/glenmont
Spanish Speaking Election Judges Needed this April
The Montgomery County Board of Elections is seeking individuals with Spanish speaking fluency to serve as election judges at polling places on Primary Election Day, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.
Election Judges must be registered to vote in the State of Maryland, 18 years of age or older, and a U.S. citizen. Judges must also be able to speak, read, and write in English. Montgomery County residency is not a pre-requisite to serve.
All judges will be compensated for training and for Election Day service.
If you are interested in taking a leadership position in your community on Election Day, please contact the Montgomery County Board of Elections at
240-777-8532, download an election judge questionnaire or e-mail Dr. Gilberto Zelaya.
Get Help to Avoid Home Foreclosures
If you're facing foreclosure of are having trouble staying current on your mortgage, you are not alone. The Capital Area Foreclosure Network (CAFN) - a partnership between the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington - can help.
Text 'HOME' or 'CASA' to 877-877 or call the regional foreclosure hotline at (888) 794-8830 (English and Spanish) to connect to a free housing counselor in your area. Services are available in both English and Spanish. Find more information at www.cafn.org.
In these tough economic times, it is difficult to stomach making improvements to your home. But what if those improvements could pay for themselves and help the environment? Find incentives, programs and local resources to help you save money and "green" your lifestyle in one place: MyGreenMontgomery.org.