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Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Greater Olney Civic Association meeting was postponed to Aug 26.

President John Webster said that normally August is an off-month due to vacations, but because the July 8 meeting was canceled because of a power outage, the group had tried to reschedule it for this week.

“We ran in to scheduling conflicts due to lack of availability,” he said.

Webster said the representative from the county’s Department of Environmental Protection scheduled to discuss stormwater management pond regulations, and the attorney representing Chick-fil-A, both on the agenda for July, were not available this week.

A homeowners association forum also was scheduled, but Webster said several of the key facilitators were not available.

“It didn’t make sense to have it,” Webster said. “By Aug. 26, school is back in session, so we should have a full deck on hand.”

The meeting will take place in the Community Room of the Re/Max Realty Centre, 3300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney. Webster said the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a closed executive session for voting representatives only.

“This is just to discuss organizational issues and recent changes, and so that the delegates can get behind us and we can move forward,” he said.

The general business meeting, open to the public, will start at 8:45 p.m.

Webster said the Sept. 9 meeting will include a resolution on the proposed bus rapid transit system proposed for Olney.

“I’m just looking forward to getting the [bus] issue behind us so we can begin pushing for the community to have an active role in communicating with county and state officials,” he said. “That has been the key missing link, and why everyone is up in arms about this.”

The Chick-fil-A presentation and the association’s Traffic Camera Task Force findings also are on the September agenda.

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