News & Announcements From Takoma Park

SHA Meeting on Thursday, October 15

Thursday, October 15, 2015

From the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highways Administration (SHA):

The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) invites interested persons to attend an informational meeting about the Roadway and Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project for MD 195. The meeting will cover the design alternatives being developed to improve roadway alignment and pedestrian facilities along MD 195 in Takoma Park, Montgomery County. SHA representatives will present two possible alternatives for roadway improvement. Those alternatives include features such as widened travel lanes, added bicycle lanes and sidewalks, and upgrades to the signalized intersection at MD 195 and Flower Avenue. The project limits extend approximately one-third mile from the bridge over Sligo Creek Parkway to just north of Garland Avenue.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Meeting Location:
Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department
7201 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Meeting details are availalbe on SHA's website.

Results of Nominating Caucus

At the Nominating Caucus on September 29, 2015 the following candidates were nominated for office:


  • Warren Holmes
  • Kate Stewart

City Council Ward 1

  • Peter Kovar
  • Victor Thuronyi
  • Elizabeth Forbes Wallace

City Council Ward 2

  • Tim Male

City Council Ward 3

  • Rizzy Qureshi

City Council Ward 4

  • Terry Seamens

City Council Ward 5

  • Jarrett Smith

City Council Ward 6

  • Fred Schultz

These names will be on the ballot for the November 3 City Election. There will also be an advisory question on changing the date of future elections. Sample ballots will be posted shortly. Absentee ballots will be available on October 9.

2nd Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Event

Saturday, October 10, 2015

2nd Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Event

October 10
11 AM to 5 PM
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue

"One Community—engaged & inclusive”

City of Takoma Park residents join us at this annual social connection and wellness event! We’d love to have you join in the fun! It's an intergenerational thing. Whether you’re coming for the classes, workshops, karaoke, community conversation, or snow cones - feel free to bring your neighbor, friend or family! Brought to you by the Lifelong Takoma Program.

Visit the Lifelong Takoma page or download the flier for more information on the event.

Volunteers Needed

The 2nd Annual Lifelong Takoma Day Event needs volunteers! Details are available on this flier.

Election Helpers Wanted - Apply Now

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Applicants should be Takoma Park registered voters, detail oriented, and impartial for this election. Those who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to consider helping, as are 16 or 17 year old voters and non-U.S. citizen voters. Opportunities include:
  • Voter Registrars - to assist with voter registration at various locations and events in Takoma Park. This is not a paid position.
  • Election Judges - to work during early voting (Oct. 28 – Nov.1) and/or for the day of the election (Nov. 3). Hours will vary. Stipend.

Notice of Street Work

Notice of Street Work

The City of Takoma Park yearly resurfacing work has now begun. The milling and paving schedule for next week is listed below:
Streets to be Milled:
10/5 Monday - Houston Court
10/6 Tuesday - Garland Avenue
Streets to be Paved:
10/5 Monday - Albany Avenue, Hodges Lane, and possibly the 7500 Block of Holly
10/6 Tuesday - Holly Avenue (from Hodges Lane to Eastern Avenue)

Energy Challenge Update

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Community Center Auditorium

Sustainability Manager Gina Mathias will reveal the city's ranking against the other 49 communities competing for the $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize, and what the city is doing to increase our chances. Where each neighborhood team ranks currently in the Neighborhood Energy Challenge will also be shared, along with some ideas to encourage more neighbors to participate. Gina will cover rebates and best bets for home upgrades. If you've recently had an energy audit, bring the report to share or stay after for a second opinion on what your contractor is suggesting. There will also be door prizes!

Project Update: Bridge Work on Carroll Avenue

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Project Update from SHA

The project was recently awarded to Kiewit Infrastructure South Construction Company. Work on the project is anticipated to start later this summer. Work over the first few months will be focused on constructing the temporary pedestrian bridge, relocating utility poles, and installing the temporary traffic signals at Maple Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway and at the Maple Avenue hospital entrance. The Carroll Avenue Bridge will remain open during this time. All this preliminary work must be complete before the contractor will be allowed to close bridge. The Contractor is in the process of preparing a construction schedule which will include an anticipated date for closing and starting work on the Carroll Avenue Bridge. We anticipate holding a community meeting in late August and sending out an informational flyer just prior to start construction to provide updated information on the project.


Project Discussion at City Council Meeting 

The City Council has scheduled a discussion of local traffic calming measures for adjacent neighborhood streets for Tuesday September 8 at their Council meeting.

2015 City Election Information

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The next City of Takoma Park election for mayor and members of the city council will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. There will also be an advisory question on the ballot regarding a change to the date of city elections. Complete election information can be found at material continues to be updated so be sure to check back for new information.

Interested in serving as an election judge or volunteer? Complete our online application as soon as possible.