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Council Committee Meetings for May 4

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 4, 2018

Council Committee Meetings for May 4

The following Committee meetings are scheduled for Friday, May 4. 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: Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) Committee
Date/Time
: Friday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Location
: Seventh floor hearing room
T&E Committee
: Councilmembers Roger Berliner (chair), Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker
Topic: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget and FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

    Department of General Services (DGS): Fleet Management Services and Non-Departmental Account (NDA): Motor Pool Fund
    For FY19 the Executive recommends a total of $73,798,118 for Fleet Management Services, which is a $6,257,910 or 7.82 percent decrease from FY18.

    For the motor pool contribution NDA in FY19 the Executive recommended $876,939 for new patrol vehicles for new police positions added during FY18. This NDA funds the acquisition of new, additional motor pool vehicles, as opposed to replacement vehicles that are financed through an established chargeback mechanism.

    The staff report can be viewed here.

      Department of General Services: Facilities
      The Executive's FY19 recommended budget for Facilities Management is $25,084,036, which is a decrease of $866,655 or 3.3 percent from FY18. The Division of Facilities Management provides comprehensive planning and delivery of maintenance services and oversight of building-related operations and County facilities used by County staff and residents.

      The staff report can be viewed here.

        NDA: Utilities
        The FY19 recommended budget for the tax-supported Utilities NDA is $26,552,746, which is an increase of $317,100 or 1.2 percent above FY18. County government utilities are budgeted in the Utilities NDA, which is managed by the Department of General Services. This includes utilities for all County office buildings, police stations, libraries, health and human services facilities, correctional facilities, maintenance buildings, warehouses, as well as traffic signals and streetlights.

        The staff report can be viewed here.

          Transportation
          The T&E Committee will discuss the Ride On bus fleet and review amendments from the County Executive pertaining to transportation.

          There is no staff report for this item.

            CIP: Conservation of Natural Resources - Stormwater Management
            The T&E Committee will review and make recommendations to the Council on the FY19-24 Storrnwater Management CIP and water quality protection charge (WQPC) equivalent residential unit (ERU) rate. The Stormwater Management CIP is funded entirely from water quality protection fund (WQPF) dollars and state aid and other outside funding.

            On March 15 the Executive amended his recommendations for the Stormwater CIP. The amendments include an additional decrease of $102.5 million for a total of $243 million or 70.3 percent.  No increases recommended in the WQPC ERU rate in FY19 or in FY20

            The staff report can be viewed here.

              Expedited Bill 13-18, Taxicabs - Transportation Services Improvement Fund - Use of Fund
              Council President Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor of Bill 13-18 at the request of the County Executive.  The bill would expand the purpose and use of the Transportation Services Improvement Fund to allow its use for transportation purposes in the County. In 2015 the Council enacted Bill 33-15 to impose a charge authorized by the State of Maryland regulating transportation network companies (TNCs), which include ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft. In addition to imposing the charge, Bill 33-15 created the Transportation Services Improvement Fund to receive and distribute the revenue generated by the charge.

              The staff report can be viewed here.

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              Release ID: 18-132
              Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926