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Posted on: January 24, 2021

A New Way to Pay Utility Bills

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Pay utility bills using the city's new payment portal at www.rockvillemd.gov/utilitybilling.

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Complete the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Survey

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A budget survey, in English and Spanish, allows Rockville residents to identify budget priorities, initiatives for reducing the negative impacts of COVID-19, and options for maintaining a balanced budget.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Rockville Mayor and Council Stand with Asian American Pacific Islanders

Statement Offers Condolences and ‘Strong Solidarity’ with Community and Immigrants

Rockville, Maryland, March 23 –  Rockville’s Mayor and Council issued a statement Monday supporting the Asian American Pacif...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Take the Survey and Help Plan the Future of RedGate Park

What should RedGate Park look like in 10 years? Twenty years?   The city has launched a new website — and a survey — at engagerockville.com/redgate-park to gather thoughts and ideas about RedGate Park&rsq...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Second Rockville Business Forum Will Discuss Available Resources for Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous stress on local businesses, and the City of Rockville has partnered with the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, Rockville Economic Development, Inc., and Maryland Women’s Business Center to help.

Business ope...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Planning Commission Recommends Comprehensive Plan Draft to Mayor and Council

Public Hearing Scheduled for April 12

Rockville, Maryland, March 16 — The Mayor and Council will begin their review of the Planning Commission’s draft comprehensive plan update, starting this month.

After an extensive public input proces...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Rockville Ranks Highly in Latest WalletHub Diversity Study

Rockville ranked seventh overall and fourth among small cities in the U.S. for its ethnic diversity, placing highly again in an annual WalletHub study. Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown and Silver Spring occupy the top four spots on WalletHub&a...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Winter Weather Impacts Rockville’s Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule

City of Rockville recycling and trash collection will not take place today. Montgomery County’s transfer station is closed due to the weather emergency. 

With collections previously scheduled for a day later than usual this week due to t...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

City of Rockville Declares a Snow Emergency

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 10 P.M. Wednesday

Rockville, Maryland, Feb. 17 — The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, when a winter storm is forecast to bring an accumulation of sn...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Sunday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

UPDATE: The City of Rockville will collect trash and recycling as scheduled, Monday, Feb. 1. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be closed Monday.

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Wednesday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

Rockville, Maryland, Dec. 15 -- The City of Rockville declared a snow emergency for Wednesday, Dec. 16 as a storm is forecast to bring snow and ice to the region.

The emergency declaration requires that all vehicle...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

City Seeks Input on Short-Term Residential Rentals at Second Public Hearing

The Mayor and Council will hold a second public hearing virtually, Monday, Jan. 11, to gather input on whether to develop recommendations to regulate short-term residential rentals in Rockville.

A short-term rental is when a dwelling a unit, or part of a d...

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Rockville News
Posted on: October 27, 2020

City to Join Great American Smokeout

Make No Smoking a Reality in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 27 — Rockville will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19 with a Mayor and Council proclamation to mark the day, and&...

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Posted on: October 2, 2020

Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies After Series of Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct 2 – After three attacks yesterday, the Rockville City Police Department, with the assistance of Montgomery County’s Managed Search Operations Team, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, put down a coyote.

On Oct. 1, at ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Locate and Put Down Coyote Following Attacks in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – Officers have located and put down a coyote that attacked three people today in Rockville. A stay-at-home order that was temporarily in place for some Rockville neighborhoods has been lifted.

The animal’s body will be sent to ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Police Looking for an Animal, Possibly a Coyote, Following Attack in Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, Oct. 1 – The Rockville City Police Department is asking community members to be on the lookout for an animal, believed to be a coyote, that attacked a woman walking her dog on Winder Court in Rockville today.

Anyone who sees ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Art Installations in Rockville Emphasize Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 22 — Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall an...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Mayor and Council: State Song Must Be Replaced

Does Not Reflect Maryland’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Unity

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 17 — The Mayor and Council on Monday unanimously agreed to send a letter urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland General Assembly leadership to w...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

DOPESICK: A Conversation on the Opioid Crisis in America With Best-Selling Author Beth Macy

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 11 – Author and journalist Beth Macy will take part in an online discussion of her “New York Times” bestselling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Rockville Goes Purple in September with Events to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 1 — September is National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact of opioid addiction and educate the community a...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

ParkMobile to Provide for Contactless Parking Payments in Rockville

Replaces MobileNOW! App, Which Stopped Operating in May

Rockville, Maryland, Aug. 31 – Beginning today, motorists can use the ParkMobile app to pay for parking at the more than 500 publicly metered spaces throughout the City of Rockville.

ParkMobi...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Rockville’s Mayor and Council Declare Juneteenth a City Holiday

Rockville, Maryland, July 21 — On Monday, the Mayor and Council voted unanimously to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday in the City of Rockville.

The holiday commemorates June 19, 1865, when the Union army arrived in Texas bearing federal orders p...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Feinberg to Serve on MML Board of Directors

Ashton Elected to County Chapter

Rockville, Maryland, July 15 — City of Rockville Councilmember Beryl L. Feinberg has been elected at large to serve on the Maryland Municipal League’s board of directors.

The league, founded in 1936, repr...

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Posted on: July 13, 2020

Fair and Impartial Policing Training Returns to Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, July 13 —  The Rockville City Police Department is offering free Fair and Impartial Policing training for community members in August.

Community members are encouraged to participate in this important and timely trai...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor and Council Adopt Vision Zero Action Plan for Rockville

Rockville, Maryland, July 9 — Rockville’s Mayor and Council put the city on a course for zero traffic-related deaths or serious injuries with adoption of the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.

The plan, adopted July 6, includes s...

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Rockville News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Rockville Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Rockville, Maryland, July 1 – Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infr...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rockville Receives ‘Banner City’ Recognition from MML Once More

Rockville, Maryland, June 18 — Rockville has been named a “Banner City” by the Maryland Municipal League. Sponsored by Comcast, the program recognizes municipalities whose elected and appointed officials are the league&rs...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Traffic Advisory: Road Closures, Delays Anticipated in Rockville on June 5

A planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in downtown Rockville at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5.

The protest will begin in front of the Montgomery County Judicial Center (Montgomery County Circuit Court), 50 Maryland Ave., and is expected to continue ont...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

City of Rockville Facilities Remain Closed, Many Services Continue

Staff Preparing Plans and Facilities as County Eases Some Restrictions

Rockville, Maryland, May 29 — City of Rockville facilities remain closed to the public as city staff plans and prepares facilities for the eventual return of employees and the...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Safer Shopping in Store for Rockville Farmers Market’s June 6 Opening

Preordering Service Provided for Quicker, Safer Shopping 

Rockville, Maryland, May 29 – The City of Rockville’s Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6, with market rules and regulations and a pre...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Rockville’s Festing in Place Presents Plenty of Ways to Participate

City is Soliciting Photos of Community Celebrating Hometown Holidays at Home

Rockville, Maryland, May 15 – The City of Rockville will show its hometown pride beginning next week, despite the cancellation of the Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Me...

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Rockville News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Rockville to Open Some Park Amenities, Following Revised Governor’s Order

Rockville, Maryland, May 8 — Rockville’s tennis and pickleball courts, and the dog park at King Farm, will open Saturday, May 9 as the city begins reopening some of its park amenities for individual and small group sports that allow fo...

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Party at Home with Hometown Holidays Festing in Place

Rockville, Maryland, May 6 – The COVID-19 emergency forced the cancellation of the Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, but the city is determined to keep calm and party on by changing up the plan in order to safely...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Rockville Farmers Market Scheduled to Return June 6

Market Rules and Regulations to Provide for Safer Shopping 

Rockville, Maryland, May 4 – The City of Rockville’s Farmers Market is scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, June 6.

The market’s opening, traditional...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Residents Sought for Service on Charter Review Commission

The Mayor and Council are seeking Rockville residents to serve on a Charter Review Commission that will review and recommend changes to Rockville’s founding document — the charter. The charter, established in 1860 with Rockville&rs...

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Rockville News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Rockville Extends Closures at Facilities, Continues Services to Community

Rockville, Maryland, April 23 – City of Rockville facilities will remain closed to the public through Friday, May 15, in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive orders related to COVID-19 in Maryland.

City events, in-person classes, pr...

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