New 6th District Commander Announced
Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) announced the appointment of Eric Stancliff as the new Commander, effective immediately. Stancliff has worked for MCPD for 28 years, including a short time previously on the Montgomery Village beat. Commander Stancliff will be invited to an upcoming Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board meeting in the near future.
Draft 2022 MVF Budget Process well underway
The budget cycle began in earnest after the MVF Board of Directors Annual Strategic Planning Retreat in June, and will close with the Board’s adoption of the 2022 MVF Budget in October, which includes the establishment of assessment rates. Budget time is a time for setting goals, re-evaluating programs and identifying priorities, including how to effectively allocate resources within the budget plan.
All MVF staff are part of the budget process in some way, but the department heads and senior staff do the heavy revenue and expenditure analysis and put together their draft budgets for review. Residents are encouraged to bring budget ideas/comments forward for consideration during Residents Time at both the Thursday, July 22 and Thursday, Aug. 26 MVF Board meetings; connection instructions for these virtual meetings can be found online at www.montgomeryvillage.com.
The Audit Committee does a careful review of the budget and offers suggestions to the Board during the process. They will be meeting virtually on Tuesday, Aug. 17 to review the draft budget.
Starbucks coming to Village Center
The owner of the Village Center has reported to that construction of a new Starbucks (where the former Denny’s was located along on Montgomery Village Avenue) will begin as early as November. Permits are being processed by Montgomery County and the purchase of construction materials are in progress.