Rockville to vote on deer culling in Redgate Park

Rockville’s mayor and council are scheduled to vote Monday on a pilot program to help control the city’s deer population.

The program will run from Sept. 6 to Nov. 30, 2020, and allow residents to hunt deer in Redgate Park with compound bows or crossbows. The park will be closed for the duration of the pilot.

Deer management has been an ongoing issue for the city. In January, the previous council heard several options for population management, including administering birth control to female deer.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Rockville City Hall at 111 Maryland Ave.

Gaithersburg to hold public hearing on ordinance to limit wild animal displays


The city of Gaithersburg will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposed ordinance to limit the exhibition of wild animals.

The Montgomery County Council approved a similar law in 2017 after lobbying from The Humane Society of the United States. The nonprofit has asked Gaithersburg to adopt a local ordinance, according to the agenda for the upcoming meeting.

The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which is in Gaithersburg, has opposed the bill. Organizers reached an agreement with the Humane Society on which animals should be included in the definition of a “performance animal.”


The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Gaithersburg City Hall at 31 S. Summit Ave.

Planning Board to consider plans for residential development in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday will discuss a request to develop roughly 6.28 acres on Alderton Road in Silver Spring.


The plans call for subdividing four parcels of land into 12 single-family lots. The area will include communal open space, which will include the preservation of an onsite forest.

The board will also consider a request to extend the review period for Lidl, a German supermarket chain, which plans to open a location in Montgomery Village.

The meeting begins at 9 a.m. inside MRO auditorium at 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring.