Recap of CPSC Tour and Discussion

Hello Neighbors,

As mentioned previously, last Monday, 6/30/14, the Mayor & Gaithersburg City Council held a public tour and discussion at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) site that backs up to our community.  The purpose of this meeting was to begin discussing how the property could be used as a recreational area.

For those of you that have not yet already seen the excellent recap of that meeting in the Gaithersburg Gazette, you can find it here.

Additionally, several of our neighbors including myself attended the meeting.  Neighbor Liz Rubenstein’s thorough meeting notes can also be found here, for your review.

The next step in the process will be the establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee to determine how best to design and develop this property moving forward.  Once the City Council has established the Committee and its formal Charge, the City will advertise the opportunity for volunteers to express interest in joining the Committee.  In the meantime, however, if any neighbors would like to proactively express interest in serving on the Committee, please feel free to reach out to Assistant City Manager, Dennis Enslinger ([email protected]) and he will let you know when the official request for volunteers goes out to the public.

This is a great opportunity for members of our community to engage with the City and directly influence the use of this land that borders our neighborhood.

Thank you,
Glenn Watts
Board of Directors, Washingtonian Woods HOA