Know When to Shovel
Although Rockville has not experienced a big winter storm yet, it is still possible that snow will accumulate this winter and you’ll want to be sure you know and understand Rockville’s snow ordinance.
During a snow or ice storm, residents and business
owners have the responsibility to clear the snow from sidewalks, steps, driveways and parking spaces, and areas that are for public use. The following outlines the snow policy:
For more information about the City’s severe weather policies visit the City’s website, www.rockville md.gov.
- Snow and ice must be cleared within 24 hours when the accumulation is three inches or below, within 48 hours if accumulation is three to 10 inches and within 72 hours when the accumulation is above 10 inches.
- Rockville residents are required, during a City declared
snow emergency, to park and leave their cars on the even-numbered side of the street throughout
the snow emergency.
- If residents living next to a fire hydrant are able to do so, they should clear snow from the hydrant when the accumulation is above 10 inches.
Helps Victims of Crime
The Victim Advocate works in collaboration with the Rockville City police officers to provide free educational
services and referrals to counseling, court accompaniment, financial compensation and crime prevention services.
For more information about the Victim Advocate program visit www.rockvillemd.gov/police and click on Community Programs or contact Diane Charles, victim advocate, at 240-314-8917 or dcharles@rockvillemd.
Pepco has removed 86 trees from a stretch of Wootton Parkway between Falls Road and Fallsmead Way in an effort to reduce future power outages.
Pepco will replace trees within the City’s right-of-way on a one-to-one basis, and replace the larger removals
on a two-to-one basis if adequate space allows. City and Pepco forestry staffs will meet with interested
residents to develop a tree replacement plan.
During most storms, large branches or entire trees along this section of Wootton Parkway fell on the power lines, adjacent bike path or into the road. Replacing the trees will improve electric line reliability and public safety.
This project will save tax payer dollars in the long run because City crews will no longer have to clean up the downed trees and branches in this area during storms, according to City Forester Wayne Noll.
Pepco has also agreed to plant on private property or provide vouchers to residents to purchase trees on their own. Species will be selected that will help replace the lost screening and that are compatible for planting near power lines. The entire project is expected to be completed by early spring, weather permitting.
The City of Rockville provides after school programs at local elementary schools and community centers that will help your child complete their homework and stay physically active.
Programs are offered at Lincoln Park Community Center, Maryvale Elementary School, Meadow Hall Elementary School, Twinbrook Community Recreation Center and Twinbrook Elementary School.
Transportation is available between local elementary schools and community centers for program participants.
The program cost varies by location and the hours of operation. Financial aid is available.
For more information visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation/afterschool.