Category: City News

Frick Runs for District 17

Craig Frick knows what it’s like to compromise. The youngest of 10 children, Frick has fine-tuned his negotiating skills. Now Frick, 38, of Lake Varuna Drive in Lakelands, wants to use his apply his abilities as a Maryland State Delegate…

Leaders Meet in Closed Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council met 15 times behind closed doors in the last 12 months. In the last month, leaders convened behind closed doors twice to discuss potential litigation and to obtain legal advice. On July 19, Gaithersburg…

City Changes Notification Methods

Gaithersburg Spokesperson Britta Monaco said city officials expect to save $20,000 by not advertising public hearings for ordinances, the budget and the levy of special assessment in local newspapers. Instead these notices will be posted on the city’s web site…

County Considers Soccer Fields

Montgomery County is exploring a concept to build more soccer fields on 4 acres adjacent to Lakelands Park. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney Katz and other city officials learned of the idea at a meeting in late July with county officials about…

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…