5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 7, In Montgomery County

It’s Monday, Nov. 7 and looks like great weather in the beginning of the week. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Schools Closed: Public school students have Monday and Tuesday off this week. Schools close Monday for a teacher professional day and Tuesday for Election Day.

2. Community Meeting About University Boulevard:  Montgomery Planning is currently studying a three-mile stretch of University Boulevard between Wheaton and the Beltway. The study is looking at traffic safety, connectivity to regional roads, environmental sustainability and economic development. It also could include bikeways and bus rapid transit. The community is invited to a virtual meeting tonight from 7 to 9 p.m.

3. Election: Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is still time to register to vote. Eligible residents can go to their local poll, register and vote. Find your polling place here.

Here are tips from Board of Elections spokesperson Dr. Gilberto Zelaya on Election Day:

4. Leaf Collection: The county’s vacuum leaf collection programs starts today and continues for 6 to 8 weeks. Not all neighborhoods are served by the program—the program includes neighborhoods south of Bel Pre-Road, east of I-270/I-495, and west of New Hampshire Avenue, to the district line. The schedule of collection date may be found online in the collection date table. If your home is not in the leaf collection district, learn how to get your community included in the Leaf Collection Program.

Leaf Collection Program Begins Nov. 7

5. Municipal Monday:  The Gaithersburg Mayor and Council meet tonight at 7:30 p.m for a regular session. The agenda packet may be found online here. The Rockville Mayor and Council meet at 7 p.m. for a regular session. The agenda and information may be found online.

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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