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Germantown Grows Most -- and Most Diverse -- in Last Decade, Per 2010 Census

Germantown Grows Most -- and Most Diverse -- in Last Decade, Per 2010 Census

SILVER SPRING, MD – The largest leap in Montgomery County’s population occurred in Germantown, which added close to 20,000 residents in the last decade. Germantown’s 2010 population was 86,395, and includes a 149-percent jump in the Hispanic population. Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the county.

Demographic experts in the county Planning Department analyzing the 2010 Census data released Tuesday identified population characteristics for communities such as Germantown, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Fairland and Silver Spring to create a snapshot of the people who live in the county.

Montgomery County Map of Snow Plow Process

DOT crews worked overnight clearing Emergency Roads. At present all Emergency Roads are open and cleared full-width with exception of isolated areas of abandoned vehicles. Even though Emergency Roads are cleared, many areas exhibit isolated icy spots; therefore extreme caution must be exercised.

Crews mobilized to Secondary neighborhood streets and are clearing Secondary streets best characterized as snow covered and hard packed. This phase of the snow clearing operation can be tracked on the Snow Map. Plow crews will immediately move into neighborhood plowing operations immediately following plowing of Secondary roads.

Downed Trees and Power Outages Accompany Storm; Residents Should Call 311

Downed Trees and Power Outages Accompany Storm; Residents Should Call 311

A number of downed trees and multiple power outages have already been reported in Montgomery County -- the result of heavy, wet snow associated with the major winter storm in the area.

To report downed trees on public property, residents should call 311. To report live wires, call 911.

The 311 self-service website is available around the clock at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311 . For non-emergency police assistance, call the police non-emergency number, 301-279-8000.

To report power outages, residents should contact their local power company:

PEPCO, call 1-877-737-2662 or go to the PEPCO website

Baltimore Gas and Electric, call 1-877-778-2222 or go to the BG&E website

Allegheny Power, call 1-800-255-3443 or go to the Allegheny Power website.

Montgomery County Public Libraries To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries  To Host Lunar New Year Celebrations

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will welcome the Year of the Golden Rabbit with a variety of programs in January and February marking the New Lunar Year 4709.

 Lunar New Year, which starts with the new moon on the first day of the New Year, falls this year on February 3.

Department of Recreation and Department of Parks To Host Two Community Meetings

Department of Recreation and Department of Parks  To Host Two Community Meetings

Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation and the Montgomery County Department of Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will co-host two community meetings to gather input from the public on the draft plans for Vision 2030, the County’s 20-year vision planning process as it relates to facilities and programs offered by each agency.  The two departments hosted a number of community meetings last year to solicit the public’s comments regarding the delivery of recreational services and programs being offered by both agencies.  Comments received at these meetings helped guide the agencies in developing the draft plan.

THE MARYLAND TRIBUTE TO DR. KING AND ARIZONA VICTIMS-SATURDAY

 THE MARYLAND TRIBUTE TO DR. KING AND ARIZONA  VICTIMS-SATURDAY

Citizens are urged to come and honor Dr King and victims through bringing canned goods for the Manna Food Bank in Rockville that is struggling.

The tragedy in  Arizona has devastated citizens in Montgomery County.   On this Saturday, January 15, over 100 individuals from around the Washington metropolitan area will hold a Community Tribute for Dr. King and the Arizona victims at the Rockville Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 727 West Montgomery Avenue in  Rockville(Exit 6 off of 270) from 11 AM to 1:15 PM.

Two of Five Public Forums on the FY12 Operating Budget to be Held Next Week

Two of Five Public Forums on the FY12 Operating Budget  to be Held Next Week

Residents’ Input Crucial in Light of $300 Million Budget Gap

January 10