Handouts from Community Safety Meeting

Below are links to scanned copies of handouts provided by Officer Dana Stroman of District 2, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) at this evening’s Community Safety Meeting.

Take A Stand Against Crime (information on joining a Neighborhood Watch)

Make The Right Call (List of phone numbers to call, advice on when to call 9-1-1, or 3-1-1, questions you will be asked, what to expect when you call 9-1-1 or 3-1-1)

Home Security (Safety tips to keep your home and valuables safe).

www.nextdoor.com (web site for sharing / communicating with others in the local neighborhood)



Community Safety Meeting

Hi neighbors,

In response to a number of recent crime events in the neighborhood, the HTCA invites you to a community safety meeting on March 11th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room at Bradley Hills Elementary School.

In Huntington Terrace and surrounding neighborhoods incidents of car breakins and theft have escalated recently. The HTCA reached out to the Montgomery County Police Department and invited a representative to our community meeting to help address our concerns.

Community safety is a top priority for the HTCA and we hope all can attend.

Please contact boardhtca@gmail.com if you have any questions.

We hope to see you March 11th,

HTCA Board of Directors

**Please see the attached flyer for full details. As everyone in Huntington Terrace is not on this platform please spread the word to neighbors and feel free to print out the flyer and distribute**community safety meeting

Community Tour of Old Georgetown Rd (MD 187) at Beech Avenue

Community Safety Tour

You are cordially invited to a community tour of the Old Georgetown Road corridor near Beech Avenue with representatives of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA). Potential safety improvements to the corridor will be discussed.

An internal review and evaluation of engineering enhancements is underway. Before making final recommendations for physical changes to the roadway, MDOT SHA would like to receive input from elected officials, community representatives and members of the public.

Participants are asked to meet at the YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase Parking Lot at 9 a.m. In the interest of safety, three groups of no more than 20 people each will tour the route. Groups will be formed on a first-come, first-served, basis.


What: Community Tour

When: Friday, December 13, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Where: YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase Parking Lot

9401 Old Georgetown Road

Bethesda, MD 20814

Fall Triangle Garden Clean Up

Come one, come all to the Fall Triangle Garden Community Clean Up!

On Saturday, October 19th from 9:30am to 12:30pm, we invite you to participate in the annual Fall Triangle Garden clean up. You don’t need a green thumb to help, anyone and everyone are invited. Bring your gardening gloves, rakes and tools, or come as you are!

We are thrilled to announce that Bradley Hills Village has joined forces with the HTCA in a collaboration to help maintain and continue to beautify the Triangle Garden. A huge thank you to Bradley Hills Village for helping us organize and plan this Fall clean up event!

Hope to see you all in a few weeks!

John and Maggie Bree

P.S. There will definitely be donuts and coffee…

Storm Water Status

Dear Huntington Terrace Neighbors,

In recent years, many of us have noticed the increase of rainwater runoff on our roads and sidewalks. Recent construction at Suburban Hospital (SH) has exacerbated the problem. With construction drawing to a close we will need to observe whether the water management systems mandated by the county and implemented by the hospital adequately deal with runoff from the hospital property. We would need clear evidence and careful analysis of problems in order to approach the county with requests for remedies to be considered.

At this time, however, we do want to approach the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make a case that there are measures the county can take to ameliorate our runoff problems.

During the storm on May 23, I drove around the neighborhood to assess where the most severe problems are occurring. Roosevelt Street between Grant and Jefferson appears to be the worst. Water from SH, McKinley, and Grant run into and then down Roosevelt to storm drains at Jefferson. The water in the street was well over my ankles as I walked to the car. A storm drain on Roosevelt at the bottom of Grant would help reduce the amount of water further down the street.

Another problem area is the intersection of Grant and Southwick where waters flowing north on Grant and west on Southwick (some from SH) meet. A storm drain at this intersection, perhaps at the southeast corner, would reduce the ponding of water and the flow continuing west on Southwick.

Some of you may be aware of other runoff problems that were not apparent to me during my brief drive through the neighborhood. To assist our ability to present a comprehensive picture to DEP, please inform us of issues that affect you and might be addressed by work on roads, sidewalks and drains. Also, please let the board know whether you would be willing to make a statement or sign a petition in support of our case that action needs to be taken.

Thank you,

Alex Jamison

HTCA Board Member