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Montgomery Square Citizens’ Association Inc.  Invites all of MSCA out for a block party 

Sunday October 21st, 2-4pm  At the intersection of Smoketree Rd & Devilwood Dr

Airbrush Artist, Sports Inflatable,  DJ w/dances & prizes, games & mini pumpkin decorating

Free Pizza from Siena’s, drinks & cotton candy                                                  

Feel free to invite guests

To help or if you have questions, contact MSCA organizer – Vasilia at

This event is FREE  – Costs are covered by dues paid to MSCA

Feel free to bring folding chairs, blankets, etc.

* No Rain Date Scheduled   If weather looks questionable, check this site.    


Hi Bob! Good news – the meter for the gas light (at Inspection House)  has been installed. In next week or so, we will get a gas light contractor out to clean and turn gas lights back on. Also, the construction team will connect with Brian Earp with DPS and walk community to define pavement repairs needed. The paving contractor will then get work into their queue! Great weekend to all!

Warmest regards,

Kelly Gibson Caplan

Community and WAFF Manager

Washington Gas/WGL

7/17/18 – The roads on the south side had just been repaved following the Washington Gas project and sure enough, new survey and utility markings are being made on the pavement.  Bob Gross was in touch with several groups and this is what we found out.  Bob has asked them why this project needs to be done when WSSC last did a major project in this area within the past 10 years or so. 

7/17/18  From WSSC Government Relations Manager to a representative from Roger Berliner’s office 

I apologize for the confusion related to the Devilwood Drive water main replacement project. Based on our review of the water main breaks in Montgomery and Prince George’s County, WSSC initiated a design project for this neighborhood. The initial design kickoff meeting was held just last week. The new Project Manager, in an abundance of caution, asked the design contractor to place door hangers in advance of the initial engineering survey work to try to avoid confusion by residents. Unfortunately, this created more confusion as we typically only place door hangers prior to construction.

The design is expected to be completed in 2019-2020 with construction starting in 2020-2021 at the very earliest. WSSC prides itself in restoring roads to top notch condition when it performs water main replacement work and that will definitely be the case for this project as well. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you or the homeowners association have any additional questions.

7/17/18 From Montgomery County Permitting and Code Enforcement Inspector to Bob Gross 

The newly paved roads will not be impacted. When WSSC starts to think about a project, they always look on the moratorium list which shows newly paved roadways. This neighborhood was placed on the moratorium list yesterday. This project is currently in the design and planning phases.

To try and simplify the process… when someone wants to build a house, they have to design and plan it. Take survey of the land. Locate the utilities. Get plans drawn up and design the house. Have an idea of what you want to spend. Get estimates or bids for doing the work. Get permits. All of this is done prior to the start of construction and typically takes longer than the actual construction process. It’s similar with the WSSC mainline projects. A lot of planning and design go into it before anything even happens. With that being said… WSSC is now aware that a lot of streets are under moratorium and they will not touch those streets for a minimum of 3 years, at which time the streets are no longer covered under the moratorium requirements. WSSC is re-evaluating this job and may decide to replace the mainline only on the streets that were not recently paved. They may even cancel this entire project, or they may postpone it for a few years. Please understand that what’s going on in the Devilwood neighborhood at this time is only planning and designing. By marking the utilities and surveying the streets in the entire neighborhood (this includes the newly paved roads and the old roads) will help them better determine what route they will take.

As for the full width mill/overlay. It depends on the scope of their work as well as what Montgomery County requires. I can not give you reassurance because nobody even knows what work is going to take place at this time…. they are currently planning it.

Link to the list in the history section of the site 

MSCA and PW Yard Sale Map 2018

Regency Estates Yard Sale Map 2018


MSCA ANNUAL YARD SALE DATES  –  Saturday June 2nd 9-12 and Sunday June 3rd 12-3

If you’re thinking of doing a yard sale, the community wide yard sale is coming up.  Homeowners conduct the sale at their home or join a neighbor for increased traffic.  This year, Montgomery Square will again partner with Potomac Woods and Regency Estates.  Yard Sale banners will be posted the week of the sale and the event will be advertised thru the Washington Post, Craig’s List and social media.  On the sale dates, Steve will put up directional signs and maps at the main entrances.   

If you want to be listed for the yard sale please email Steve at

Yard Sale Tips and other organizing help

Guest speaker – State Senator Brian Feldman.  Get the latest updates on the Montgomery County Tree Planting Program.  There will be a short business meeting and annual elections.  If you are interested in a position on the Board or would like more information on volunteering, please contact MSCA Secretary Jane Acri    Please come out to show your support for MSCA!

January 2018 Newsletter

Congratulations to Sara for being named as a 2017 “Washingtonian of the Year.”


Cabin John Plan 9-14-17