Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BRAC meeting rescheduled

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The next Base Realignment and Closure Implementation Committee meeting has been moved to 7:30 p.m., July 29, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

It will be the first meeting of the committee since ground was broken on the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda July 3.

Pedestrian and bike paths in and around the site will be discussed, and the State Highway Administration will make a presentation about the proposed off ramp to the center from Interstate 495.

There is no meeting of the committee in August. The next meeting is scheduled for Sept. 16.

For more information about BRAC and its consequences in Montgomery County, visit⁄brac.

Citizens advisory board welcomes fire chief

Thomas W. Carr, Jr., fire chief for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, will visit Monday’s meeting of the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board to discuss the county’s proposed ambulance fee.

Carr, and Patrick Lacefield, of the county’s Office of Public Information, will be on hand to answer questions about the fee, which has been proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett (D).

Jane Fairweather, from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, will also make a presentation about the county’s infill development legislation, currently being championed by Councilman Roger Berliner (D-Dist. 1) of Potomac.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.