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Montgomery College Math and Science Center Renovations are Focus of Committee Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Montgomery College Math and Science Center
Renovations are Focus of Committee Meeting
on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 10 a.m.
On Thursday, October 12: Amendments to ten-year comprehensive water supply and sewage systems plan

ROCKVILLE, Md., October 10, 2017—The Montgomery County Council’s Education (ED) Committee will meet at 10 a.m. on October 11 to receive an update from Montgomery College representatives on the renovation of the Math and Science Center at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The ED Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Rice and includes Councilmembers Elrich and Navarro, will meet in the Third Floor Council Conference Room.

During fiscal year 2018 (FY18) capital budget deliberations, the ED Committee and the full Council reviewed and discussed the College's amended funding request for a new Math and Science Center on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The College's request was for a new math and science building to replace the Science South and Falcon Hall buildings,

The Council's approved capital budget includes an FY18 appropriation of $10.3 million for planning and design of the Math and Science Center Project. Councilmembers unanimously agreed on the need for modern and functional math and science facilities on this campus, but requested that the College continue its ongoing discussions with the Takoma Park and Silver Spring communities regarding the location of the new building.


The staff report can be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/yd6m9u8n

On Thursday, October 12 the Transportation, Infrastcuture, Energy, and Environment (T&E) Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Council Hearing Room to review amendments to the Ten-Year Comprehensive Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Plan. State law requires that each governing body review its County plan at least once every three years.  On July 21, 2017 the County Council received a package of eight water and sewer category change requests from the County Executive. A draft resolution was introduced on September 12 and a public hearing was held on October 3.


The staff report can be viewed at:
http://tinyurl.com/y8ry46hg
     
The Committee meetings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The channel can be viewed on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon. The meetings also will be available live via streaming through the Council website at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8 .

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Release ID: 17-312
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926