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Council Committee Meetings for April 16 and April 17

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 13, 2018

Council Committee Meetings for
April 16 and April 17

The following Committee meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17. Individuals interested in attending a Committee meeting should confirm the information on the day of the meeting by visiting the Council’s web page at https://tinyurl.com/CountyCouncilMeetings or by calling the Council’s Legislative Information Office at 240-777-7931. All meetings are held in the Council Office Building (100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md), unless otherwise noted.

Meeting: Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee and Public Safety (PS) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair), George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer
PS Committee: Councilmembers Marc Elrich (chair), Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz
Topic

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Park Police 
    For FYl9, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission request for Park Police is $14,195,756. The County Executive proposed a 4.9 percent reduction from the approved FY18 operating budget. The reduction stems primarily from personnel costs. The department has many new officers with lower salaries than the previous year. Park Police will be required to achieve $838,000 in lapse in FY19, compared to $830,000 in FY18. The staff report can be viewed here

Meeting: Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair), George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer
Topic(s):

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Housing Opportunities Commission For FY19, the County Executive recommends $6,680,270 in County tax-supported funding for the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC). This is an increase of $143,381 or 2.2 percent from FY18. These funds are appropriated to the HOC Non-Departmental Account (NDA) and are then provided to HOC. The staff report can be viewed here.
  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget- Department of Housing and Community Affairs
    For FY19, the County Executive is recommending a total of $50,473,870 for the Department of Housing and Community Affairs. This is a 3.6 percent decrease from FY18. Approved. These resources will go to funding the Multi-Family Housing Program that creates and preserves affordable housing in the County. The staff report can be viewed here.
  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Recreation
    For FY19, the County Executive recommended a total of $38,233,908 for the Montgomery County Recreation Department, which is an increase of 1.2 percent from FY18. The staff report can be viewed here.

Meeting: Public Safety (PS) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
Location: Third floor conference room
PS Committee: Councilmembers Marc Elrich (chair), Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz
Topic(s):

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget- Collective Bargaining Agreement with Montgomery County Volunteer Fire-Rescue Association (MCVFRA )
    On April 2, 2018, the County Executive submitted a negotiated agreement between the County Executive and the MCVFRA, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, for Council review. The Council must review and vote on the provisions that require an appropriation of funds. For FY19 these amounts are as follow: $250,651 in association operating funds; $135,000 in upgraded uniforms and equipment; $652,735 in fees paid for volunteer service; $21,000 for a basic orientation course for volunteers; and $15,000 for training.  In total, the FY19 budget includes an increase of $178,193 in County funding under this agreement over the FY18 appropriation. The staff report can be viewed here
  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Fire and Rescue Service
    For FY19, the County Executive recommends total expenditures of $211,314,247 for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), which is a 1.7 percent reduction from the FYl8 approved budget. The recommended FY19 budget eliminates three response units (Hyattstown, Germantown and Hillandale), along with 29 associated uniform firefighter positions and recruit costs, for a total savings of $5,808,250 The staff report can be viewed here
  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Office of Consumer Protection
    For FY19, the County Executive recommends total expenditures of $2,337,140 for the Office of Consumer Protection, which is a 1.16 percent reduction from FY18. The staff report can be viewed here
  • Executive Regulation 17-7, Anti-Cruelty Conditions for Dogs and other Pets
    The PS Committee will consider the County Executive's proposed regulation 17-17, which provides changes to existing anti-cruelty provisions for dogs. The proposed changes to the current regulations governing anti-cruelty to dogs enhance protections of dogs and other pets by reducing the amount of time a dog may be left unattended and tethered, increasing weather-related protections on outdoor housing and prohibiting individuals from leaving a dog or other pet unattended outdoors in extreme weather situations. The staff report can be viewed here.

Meeting: Joint Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee and Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, April 16 at 2 p.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair), George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer
HHS Committee: Councilmembers George Leventhal (chair), Roger Berliner and Craig Rice
Topic:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget-Housing First
    The staff report will be available here by Monday.

Meeting: Joint Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee and Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
T&E Committee: Councilmembers Roger Berliner (chair), Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair), George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer
Topic:

  • Water Quality Protection Fund
    The PHED and T&E Committees will meet jointly to continue discussions on the Water Quality Protection Fund and the Stormwater Management Program.  The goal of stormwater management is to mitigate the effects of development on receiving stream systems. Mitigation is achieved by implementing practices in accordance with the 2000 Maryland Department of the Environment’s Stormwater Design Manual and County design requirements.  The County’s Department of Permitting Services (DPS) Water Resource Section reviews plans for conformance with the law.  The Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) is a part of County property tax bills. The WQPC raises funds to improve the water quality of our streams and reduce the impacts of stormwater runoff. The staff report can be viewed here.

 

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Release ID: 18-109
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926