Archived Public Notice

Political Signs in the Public Right-of-Way

Monday, May 12, 2014

As the June 24 primary election approaches, residents are reminded that campaign signs must be placed on private property and NOT on public rights-of-way.  If you have a sign on display in support of your favorite candidate or taking a position for or against an issue, please be sure it is in your yard. Political signs displayed in the public right of way - generally the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street - will be removed.

The Montgomery County Sign Ordinance is applicable within the City of Takoma Park. Montgomery County Permitting Services has issued guidance about placement of signs: Information About Political Signs.

Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2015 Budget - Monday, April 28, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The City Council will hold a public hearing on the Proposed FY 2015 Budget on Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. in the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue. The public is invited to attend the hearing and sign up to speak. The proposed budget is available for review on the Budget and Financial Documents pages.

Public Hearing on the Proposed Real Property Tax Rate - Monday, April 28, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Notice Of a Proposed Real Property Tax Increase

The City Council of the City of Takoma Park, Maryland proposes to increase real property taxes.

  1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2014, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 1.1% from $1,934,374,180 to $1,955,102,265.
  2. If the City of Takoma Park maintains the current tax rate of $0.57 per $100 of assessment, real property tax revenues will increase by 1.1% resulting in $118,150 of new real property tax revenues.
  3. In order to fully offset the effect of increasing assessments, the real property tax rate should be reduced to $0.5640, the constant yield tax rate.
  4. The City is considering not reducing its real property tax rate enough to fully offset increasing assessments.  The City proposes to adopt a real property tax of $0.57 per $100 of assessment.  This tax rate is 1.1% higher than the constant yield rate and will generate $118,150 in additional property tax revenues.

A public hearing on the proposed real property tax rate increase will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014, in the Auditorium of the Takoma Park Community Center at 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland. The hearing is open to the public, and public testimony is encouraged.

Persons with questions regarding this hearing may call Jessie Carpenter, City Clerk, at 301-891-7267 for further information.

Public Hearing on the Proposed Real Property Tax Rate - Monday, April 28, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
NOTICE OF A PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
 
The City Council of the City of Takoma Park, Maryland proposes to increase real property taxes.
 
1. For the tax year beginning July 1, 2014, the estimated real property assessable base will increase by 1.1% from $1,934,374,180 to $1,955,102,265.
 

Election Results

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Official results of the Ward 3 Special Election are available. Kate Stewart was declared the winner. Councilmember Elect Stewart will be sworn in on April 21.

Official Results

Unofficial Election Results

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Unofficial results for the Tuesday, April 8 Ward 3 Special Election:

First Round

  • Jeffrey Noel-Nosbaum - 20 votes
  • Roger Schlegel - 315 votes
  • Kate Stewart - 323 votes
  • Write-Ins - 2 votes

No candidate had a majority and so an instant runoff was required.

Instant Runoff

  • Roger Schlegel - 324 votes
  • Kate Stewart - 332 votes

Kate Stewart is the apparent winner. The City Council meets Wednesday evening (April 9) at 7:30 p.m. to receive the certified results from the Board of Elections.

Ward 3 Election Update

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Voting for the Ward 3 election continues until 8 p.m. at the Takoma Park Fire Station, 7201 Carroll Avenue. Enter by walking or driving down the driveway to the meeting room/training room under the station.

As of 1:20 p.m. on April 8 (today), 417 voters have been issued ballots. This includes 17 absentees, 249 early voters, and 151 voting today.

Once the polls close, the ballot boxes will be returned to the Community Center for counting. The counting will take place in the Computer Center Senior Room. Counting will begin between 8:30 and 9 pm; unofficial results will be announced and posted.

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