Category: City News

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…

City Leaders Announce Executive Session

The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council plan to meet in a closed executive session to discuss potential litigation and to consider land acquisition on July 19 after their regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall. “The purpose of the session is to…

Sroka Sworn In

Mark Sroka is sworn in as Gaithersburg’s new police chief at a special meeting of the Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council on July 12. Sroka comes to Gaithersburg having served most recently as Assistant Chief Field Operations Bureau, Western Command…

Gaithersburg 25th “Best Place to Live”

The city of Gaithersburg is ranked as the 25th best place to live on Money magazine’s 100 “Best Places to Live” list. On its website, CNN/Money magazine notes that “Gaithersburg’s ability to attract start-up companies has allowed it to rebound…

City Focuses on Economy

Economic development is the city’s number one priority, and to prove that, city leaders put aside $2 million in the 2011 budget. Now they are going to discuss how they will spend that money at the same time as they…

Skate Spots Open

It took almost three years, and construction was prolonged by wet weather this winter, but Gaithersburg skateboarders can now practice their sport at two new spots in the city. The long-awaited skate spots opened late last month at Lakelands Park…

Crown Farm House Demolished

The city of Gaithersburg approved a demolition permit for the green and white two-story house at Crown Farm on May 24 to the surprise of the city’s elected officials and some area residents. Although the house was not officially designated…