Weekly Announcements!

Somerset Weekly Announcements


  1. Town Council Meeting
  2. Spring Break Safety Tips
  3. Election Report
  4. Town Manager's Farewell

Dear Somerset residents,

Please see this week's weekly announcements.

In addition, prior to the regularly-scheduled Town Council meeting, the Council will meet for a Budget Work Session at 6:00 p.m.

Town Council Budget Work Session and Monthly Meeting

Monday, April 1, 6:00 pm

This Monday is the monthly meeting of the Town Council. Zoom log-in information, the agenda, and the packet can be found below. The link will work for both the Budget Work Session, as well as the Town Council meeting.

Topic: Somerset Town Council Meetings 2024

Time: Apr 1, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 860 9193 9743

Passcode: 491819


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The Agenda and Council Packet materials can be found on the Town website at:


Spring Break Safety Tips

Crime prevention when traveling (and at home)

Our Town continues to enjoy an enviably low crime rate. However, with the spring break travel period upon us, it’s important to take precautions.

Install high-quality deadbolt locks on all exterior doors and any doors from attached garages, and always use those locks. Consider installing motion-activated exterior lights.

If going out of town, place a “hold mail” request with the Post Office. You can do this in person or online at https://www.usps.com/manage/hold-mail.htm . Note that you will need to set up a USPS account if you place an online request—so try to do this a week or two before you travel. In addition, stop delivery of newspapers.

When away from home—whether on a trip or just for the day:

  • Use your home’s smart features to program your lights—or buy a couple of timers and set interior lights to go on at random times. (Make sure the lights are visible through curtains or through blinds that are very slightly open.)
  • Make sure all doors—and windows—are locked before leaving home. You should also keep your doors locked even when at home.
  • Keep garage doors closed and locked at all times.
  • Avoid leaving vehicle keys or fobs in your kitchen or entrance hall.
  • If your home has an alarm system, always use it, even when you are at home.
  • Criminals love to take advantage of people who are absorbed in their phones, so it’s best to avoid using a cell phone in public.

Vehicle-related thefts

In the majority of vehicle thefts during 2022 in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area, the owner had left the key or key fob in the vehicle. Moreover, the majority of thefts from vehicles are from unlocked vehicles.

Every time you park, please lock your vehicle, remove any personal property, and take your key or key fob with you. The County police suggest setting an alert on your phone as a daily reminder to check your vehicle doors.

Election Report

Please see the below report on the upcoming Town Election:

Election Report (constantcontact.com)

Town Manager's Farewell

For those who may not have seen, I will be moving on to a new position in the next couple of weeks. My full announcement can be found at the link below:


Special Town Council Meeting

Town Manager Nomination

Dear Residents,


I am writing to inform you on behalf of Mayor Slavin regarding the progress of the recruitment search for the next Town Manager.


Over the past few weeks, Mayor Slavin has led the search process, with support from an advisory team comprising Councilmember Heller, Board of Elections Chair Sherry Bindeman Khan, and former PNRC Chair and current Board of Elections member Kristin Khanna. The group reviewed approximately 30 applications and conducted interviews with a selection of candidates, either in person or via Zoom. Additionally, they sought insights from the Town staff to gain a comprehensive understanding of the responsibilities associated with the Town Manager role and Town Hall operations.


Following the interviews and deliberation, the advisory team and Mayor Slavin have unanimously agreed to recommend our current Deputy Town Manager, EJ Hardwick, for the full-time Manager position. In light of this decision, Mayor Slavin has called a brief Council meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 11:30 am to officially nominate EJ for approval by the Council, pursuant to Sec. 83-61 of the Town Charter. The meeting will be held in person at the Town Hall, and a zoom link is also available below.


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Meeting ID: 860 3945 1810

Passcode: 875764


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