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December BOCC Focus: ‘Tis the Season

The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people, that means lots of festivities with friends and loved ones. With all of the merriment that’s sure to ensue, it’s important that residents who are hosting celebrations are not only considerate of their neighbors, but also following the Community Regulations. Here are a few key items to keep in mind during the holiday season:

Outdoor Decorations: Decking the halls with seasonal ornaments, lights, and garland is a great way to bring the holiday spirit home. Many love to spread the joy by decorating the outside of their homes and front yards as well. Before you scurry up that ladder to hang the decorative lights along the side of your roof, consider engaging in conversation with your neighbors over a warm cup of hot cocoa about your plans.

Parties: We hope you all have plenty of chances to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season. If you plan on hosting a large get-together or party, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, keep the revelry and noise to a minimum, and wind the party down at a reasonable time—you don’t want your celebrating to interfere with your neighbors’ attempts to get visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

Parking: The holidays bring many people together, and that means extra cars will need to be parked. It wouldn’t be the holidays without Uncle Marv and Aunt Ethel bunking in little Jimmy’s room. This holiday season please remind your guests, in addition to the City of Gaithersburg and community rules, not to block the mews or neighboring driveways. 

Stay safe and have a wonderful holiday season!

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