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Phone Scam Warning

Some Kemp Mill residents have recently received scam phones calls from callers claiming to be with the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office who threaten to arrest the person receiving the call if they don’t immediately send money. This fraud scheme and others like it has been going on for several years.

In their press release (linked below) the Sheriff requests “If you have received a scam phone call from someone claiming to be a Montgomery County Deputy Sheriff who is going to arrest you unless you immediately send money, contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 240-777-7000. Please save any recorded messages, record the date and time of the phone call, the purported name of the caller, the call back number, and their phone number as displayed on caller ID.”

This link is to a PDF of the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office press release dated April 2, 2014:

This link to the Sheriffs Office web site gives additional information:

This article from February 2016 in Bethesda Magazine gives more details.


Leaf Collection Schedule for Kemp Mill

Leaf Collection Schedule for the 3 Districts of Kemp Mill:


From Montgomery County Department of Transportation

District 14F: Lamberton and south: e.g., Hyde, Hillsboro, N. and S. Belgrade, Charlton, Gilsan, Sisson, etc.

1st Pickup: Nov. 16-?
2nd Pickup: Dec. 1- (planned)


District 14G: Lamberton and North, e.g., Kemp Mill Road, Annmore, Clintwood, Hermleigh, Kersey, Stonington, Kemp Mill Forest, Somersworth, etc.

1st Pickup: Nov. 18-?
Dec. 2- (planned)


District 10E: East of Arcola: Kersey, Heather Crest Ln., Daffodil Lane

1st Pickup: Nov. 15-16
2nd Pickup: Nov. 30 (planned)

Montgomery County Council Resolution 18-673

Dear Kemp Millers,

On Tuesday, 11-15-16, the Montgomery County Council passed Resolution 18-673, titled, “Reaffirming Community Safety and Trust and Denouncing Anti-Immigrant Activity, Racial Bias and Discrimination, Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Harassment in Montgomery County.” See the text of the resolution here:

County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett has urged residents to come to Silver Spring’s Veterans Plaza on Sunday November 20 at 2:30 p.m. to rally behind the values represented in the County Council resolution. To see the flyer, go here:

The above statements are distributed as Montgomery County announcements. The Kemp Mill Civic Association does not advocate partisan political positions or participation. None of the 3 list serves above allow any political argument or advocacy, due to past excesses and subscribers’ wishes. Please do not send (even remotely) political responses to this email. Thank you.


Ira Ungar
President, Kemp Mill Civic Association
202-361-4167 cell
301-649-6517 home

Arcola Avenue Sidewalk Issue Resolved

Dear Kemp Millers,

The sidewalk on Arcola Ave. in front of the new Park reconstruction was slated to be closed for the next few weeks.  With some work this afternoon, and help from David Linton, Jay Childs, and Catherine Coello of the Montgomery County Parks Department, and the offices of Senator Manno and Delegate Kramer of our Maryland State Delegation, it was reopened, and will remain open throughout the Jewish Holidays.  With approval and appreciation from David Linton, Construction Manager at the Parks Department, a contractor staffer and I arranged the orange traffic barrels and cones to create a safe pedestrian passageway from the Arcola sidewalk in front of the Park to the crosswalk between Young Israel Shomrai Emunah and the other side of Lamberton (see pictures below).  We also removed the “sidewalk closed” and other confusing signs, the sign blocking the line of sight from the Yeshiva driveway, and brought in the fence around the newly poured concrete at the Lamberton/Arcola corner in front of the Park to create a safer corner and crosswalk.


Ira Ungar
President, Kemp Mill Civic Association
202-361-4167 cell
301-649-6517 home








Letter to parks dept re Arcola sidewalk closure near Kemp Mill Urban Park