Mayor & City Council Reject Proposed AT&T Cell Tower Location
AT&T proposed a 159-foot cell tower for the wooded area off of Great Seneca Highway, north of Washingtonian Woods’ Upshire Circle, to improve coverage to the surrounding neighborhoods. The Mayor and City Council considered the proposed location at a July 8 work session and directed city staff and AT&T to find a more suitable spot for the tower.
Councilmembers noted the proposed tower’s adverse visual impact to homes in Washingtonian Woods and Lakelands, as well as potential negative environmental impacts.
The tower would have impacted 50 homes on Upshire Circle and 100-plus homes in Lakelands, especially those on Linslade Close.
Arts Barn Temporarily Closes in August
Beginning Aug. 5, the Arts Barn will be closed for facility improvements that include a new HVAC system and roof. A late September or early October re-opening is anticipated. Although the doors to the Arts Barn will be closed, staff can be reached at 301.258.6394.
National Night Out Planned
The Kentlands/Lakelands National Night Out is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6 to 9 p.m. on the Kentlands Clubhouse lawn. Visit with local law enforcement, first responders and elected officials and enjoy DJ music, food vendors, inflatables, face painting and the opportunity to explore a fire truck. You can even meet Gruff, the Crime Dog. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.
Free Kidney Health Screenings at Bohrer Park
Free kidney health screenings will be offered on Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m. to noon at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S. Frederick Road. The screenings are sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Council Vice President Sidney Katz.
Film Society Subscriptions Going Fast
Kentlands Film Society subscriptions for the 2019-20 run of five films from the U.S. and around the globe are almost sold out. Subscriptions are $40 for the season. For details on films and dates, visit kentlandsfoundation.org/home/about/programs/film-society or email KentlandsFilmSociety@gmail.com.