August Town Meeting Update

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CPRC School Supply Drive

CPRC is organizing the annual back to school supply drive.  In addition to providing general supplies to the students at Spellman funds will also be used for copy paper and a few other school-wide items.

Cesar Chavez is our local Spanish-English Dual Language Immersion school.  They will be starting a new art lab, and asked for some supplies to get stocked up.

Seat Pleasant is a special needs school attended by some Cheverly kids.  Many of the parents there have a lot on their plate already, so we thought we could help out with some backup supplies as well as classroom cleaning materials so teachers don't have to worry about providing them.
 
Here's how you can help!
-Donate money online at our Square site:  https://squareup.com/store/cprc/
-Donate in person at the Market on Saturday, 8/25
-Donate classroom cleaning supplies for Spellman and Seat Pleasant
-Donate NEW backpacks (heavy duty, middle school size are needed!)
-Be a CPRC shopper - pick up a few extra items when you go to shop for your own kids.  You can either donate or be reimbursed!  Email Laura Freese with any questions or to arrange pickup.
It's back! The Cheverly Community Market is once again hosting it's fun Sip Local event on Saturday, September 15 from 8pm-11pm at Cheverly Community Center.  Learn more at the Cheverly Market Website and buy your tickets today online!
Town Administrator Update
1. Lake Ave Construction has completed.  Thank you for the patience!
2. The house that was burned down across from the gas station is getting closer to being torn down.  Once it comes down the land will be considered undeveloped but not sure about how the property will be maintained.
3. The Traffic Study will be presented in September or October.  There are still some concerns about if it covers all of the necessary points
Green Infrastructure Committee Update
BayWise Owl Certification is ongoing there are about 8 (up from 4 last month) houses certified and Ward 4 is leading the way to getting certified.
Check out greencheverly.org for more information
Planning Board Update
-The Planning Board is looking for more members.  If you are interested come to check out a meeting it's the second Tuesday of the Month at 7:30pm
They have only four members and need more. Please send any ideas of interested people to Margaret McDonald
Curbside Composting
Not discussed at the Town Meeting but we are currently looking into options to replace the county's pilot program.  The first two involve bringing in Compost Cab to either pick up the compost at residents home, but for a cost.  Or to have Compost Cab or another company to come to the community market to collect the compost. Additionally,, I have done some research on a new kind of compost called Bokashi.It is more of a fermentation than a traditional compost but the benefit of Bokashi (and curbside composting) is that even meat and dairy can be composted which is really helpful, especially with four year old selective vegetarians!  If you'd like to learn more about Bokashi here is the discussion draft I shared with the Mayor and Council.
Police Updates
The two street meets were a success.
1. A constituent has asked about carseat checks, Chief Robshaw suggested that we may be able to bring someone into town to do the inspections for residents.
2. There was less crime in July
3. The street meets got 60 new people signed up for Team Cheverly!
4. The interviews are happening for the new staff person.
5. Two new officers are starting!
6. The next Police Accountability Committee meeting i scheduled for Tuesday evening at the police station.  All are welcome!
7. Public Safety Day is Thursday Sept 20th 5:30 to 8:00pm at Town Park
 
Healthy Working Families Act
We held a second reading for the Healthy Working Families Act, it will be voted on for final passage in September
-One item that came up while looking into this is that we do not have a formal parental leave policy and so the council will be looking into that in a future worksession.
Hogan's BW Parkway Proposal
The Mayor is organizing with the BW Parkway Mayors to figure out a way to resist Governor Hogan's proposal to transfer the Parkway from the Dept. of the Interior to the State of Maryland.  The first step is to work with our Congressional delegation.  Once we know more we will share any actions that can be taken to assist with the efforts.
Tuxedo Boat
-A Constituent asked about the Boat that has been left on the side of Tuxedo Rd.  Coincidentally it was towed the next day.  So hopefully the Tuxedo Yacht club is shut down for awhile!
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