Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The full panel will makes its decision on the matter on Oct. 18.
A memo by a Maryland Healthcare Commissioner that suggested Washington Adventist Hospital stay in Takoma Park rather than make the move to a new White Oak campus prompted the Takoma Park City Council to discuss the move at Monday's Council meeting, but no firm stance was taken. "Our goal is to ensure Takoma Park residents have convenient access to quality healthcare," Mayor Bruce Williams said, "we are not taking a formal position" on the move. The Council will meet with Washington Adventist Hospital officials and have a public hearing regarding the sustainability of the move and what it means for healthcare in Takoma Park, Williams said. Commissioner Barbara McLean wants the hospital's application for relocation denied, according to a 174…
Monday, September 10, 2012
State Health Care commission will vote on Washington Adventist request Oct. 18.
The controversial Washington Adventist Hospital request to move from Takoma Park to White Oak will be top priority at tonight's Takoma Park City Council meeting. Maryland Health Care Commissioner Barbara McLean wants the hospital's application for relocation denied, according to a 174-page recommendation she sent to other commissioners. The Washington Adventist Hospital move from Takoma Park to Silver Spring is not financially feasible or viable in the future, according to McLean. The full commission will makes its decision on the matter on Oct. 18. The council meeting to discuss the proposal will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center auditorium.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Have your say in choosing the next city manager.
If you want to have more of say in what goes on in Takoma Park, here's your chance. The Takoma Park City Council is seeking 21 to 30 representatives to serve on the City Manager Selection Committee. The deadline to apply is noon on Sept. 7. To apply, or if you have questions, contact the Mayor or your City Councilmember, and fill out the standard City Committee Application Form, available from the City Clerk at 301-891-7267 or online.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Applications are due Sept. 24.
Takoma Park is handing out money. Seriously. But there is a catch, you have to give back to the community. The city is accepting proposals for the use of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis to community organizations for a wide range of activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services, according to the city's website. Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Sept. 24. The Program guidlines and FY14 application form are available online.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Ludlow has worked with Takoma Park since 1993.
Suzanne Ludlow, Deputy City Manager of Takoma Park, will take over as acting city manager starting Sept. 8 upon the departure of Barbara Matthews, who leaves that post to take a similar position in Rockville. Ludlow has a long history with Takoma Park. She has worked for the city since November 1993 and was appointed deputy city manager in January 2008. Ludlow has also held the positions of community and government liaison, economic and community development coordinator, and assistant housing and community development director for special projects. Ludlow also helped guide Takoma Park through being annexed into Montgomery County in 1997. The search for a permanent city manager has begun. A request for proposals for executive search firm …
The Takoma Junction Task Force recommended that the council let the Co-op expand.
The Takoma Junction Task Force recommended letting the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op expand at it's current location at the junction and the Takoma Park City Council will discuss the possible addition on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at its regular council meeting. According to a report from the task force, "the city should give priority to using the C1 parcel to support an addition to the TPSS Co-op (or a like business), especially if priority is also given to expanding the present building onto the parking lot east toward Sycamore Avenue." Letting the Co-op use the present parking lot would also help solve traffic bottlenecks at the junction and preserve space for C1 parcel to be used for public events, the task force wrote in its report. What …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape will also be discussed.
The Takoma Park Council will celebrate Ward 2 night at Monday night's council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Takoma Park Auditorium. Residents of Ward 2 can bring questions and concerns to the council before the official council meeting, which starts at 8 p.m. The council will also discuss the Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape Project. Three design alternatives have been developed for the Ethan Allen Gateway Streetscape, according to The New Ave website. They include: The primary differences between the three alternatives relate to traffic flow and lane configuration, according to The New Ave.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Jarrett Smith beat Eric Hensel by 17 votes in the instant runoff election.
It was a close race and more than double the voters turned out in this election than in last year's, but Jarrett Smith is the new Ward 5 councilman, according to unofficial results on the Takoma Park website. Smith took 97 votes and Eric Hensel was close behind with 80 votes. The election was done by instant runoff so the third candidate, Melinda Ulloa, did not receive any votes in the final tally, although she received 33 before she was eliminated. Only 76 people turned out for Ward 5 uncontested race in 2011 when Reuben Snipper was elected. Follow Takoma Park Patch on Facebook and Twitter for news and updates There will be a meeting at 7:30 p.m. on July 18 in the Community Center Auditorium to verify and make official the results of the …
Voter turnout is already higher than in 2011.
It's election day in Takoma Park. Special election day, that is. Only 76 people turned out for Ward 5 uncontested race in 2011 when Reuben Snipper was elected. This year that number has been beaten already. As of 3 p.m., 96 Ward 5 voters have come out to the polls to cast their ballot for one of three candidates. Who are you voting for and why? Let us know in comments below. Stay tuned to TakomaPark.Patch.com for election results.
Three candidates will face off for the Ward 5 seat.
With Reuben Snipper leaving the Takoma Park City Council to move to Italy with his wife, Cheryl Morden, the Ward 5 seat is open and for the taking. There are currently three registered candidates for the July 17 special election. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilkinson Hall, Washington Adventist University, at 7600 Flower Avenue. Here are the candidates and their platforms: Eric Hensal Jarrett K. Smith Melinda Ulloa -