City News

City Awards Matching Grants

The city of Gaithersburg is awarding $46,448 in matching grants to local neighborhoods for improvements. The Mayor and Council approved the following grants at the August 2 meeting: Amberfield HOA Security system $2,937 Carolann Courts Condominium Signage $2,700 Dorsey Estates…

Hot Weather Reminders for Pet Owners

Whenever the National Weather Service issues an “Excessive Heat Warning” for Montgomery County and surrounding areas, the Director of the Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division may authorize enforcement of Executive Regulation 5-01, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs, Section 11-C. Executive…

Commission Defers Bank Signs

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission deferred an application for a revised sign package for Capital One Bank at its meeting on July 28 after a Kentlands resident called for a public hearing. Initially, the item was on the commission’s consent agenda…

Stairway to MedImmune on Hold

Construction of an exterior staircase up a grassy bank along Great Seneca Highway and leading to the MedImmune campus has been temporarily stopped after questions about the project were raised by The Town Courier. Gaithersburg’s Planning and Code Administration Director…

Knapp Attends City’s Economic Work Session

He didn’t testify, but Montgomery County Council member and Germantown resident Michael Knapp (District 2) was not missed as he sat in the front row of Gaithersburg’s economic development work session at City Hall on July 12. “I was curious…

City Hall Beat

Cash Popular with City Employees When it comes to taking time off or having more money in their wallets, cash is apparently king at Gaithersburg City Hall. According to City Manager Angel Jones, 226 staffers or 96 percent of the…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

City Renames Grant Program for Felton

The Gaithersburg City Council is renaming the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program in memory of Fred Felton, a former assistant city manager. The idea for the Frederick J. Felton Neighborhood Matching Grant Program originated with City Council member Michael Sesma, who…

Police Patrols Increased Around Transit Center

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka, not one week on the job, is directing more police patrols to the Lake Forest Transit Center following the city’s first murder of 2010. “In reviewing the calls for service in the vicinity of the…

Antenna Proposed for Lakelands Park

T-Mobile wants to install a telecommunications antenna in a light pole at Lakelands Park and Gaithersburg leaders want to know what you think about it. The project includes the replacement of an existing 70-foot tall field light with a new…