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Montgomery County Council Committee Meetings for the Week of March 19

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Montgomery County Council
Committee Meetings
for the Week of March 19

The following Committee meetings are scheduled for the week of March 19. 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: Public Safety (PS) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PS Committee: Councilmembers Marc Elrich (chair), Tom Hucker and Sidney Katz
Topic(s):
• Supplemental Appropriation MCFRS - $319, 036 SAFER Grant
The PS Committee will review a supplemental appropriation to the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) FY18 Operating Budget in the amount of $319,036. The source of funds is a federal grant. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/ycl8npr3

• Supplemental Appropriation MCFRS - $1,970,000 Amoss Fund Grant
The PS Committee also will review a supplemental appropriation to the MCFRS FY18 Operating Budget in the amount of $1,970,000. The source of funds is a state grant. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/yd7le69h

Meeting: Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
PHED Committee: Councilmembers Nancy Floreen (chair), George Leventhal and Council President Hans Riemer
Topic(s):
• Resolution to Consent and Support Re-designation of an Enterprise Zone: Gaithersburg Olde Towne Central Business District
The PHED Committee will review a resolution in support of re-designating an area in the City of Gaithersburg as a State Enterprise Zone. Tom Lonergan, Director, City of Gaithersburg, Office of Economic Development (OED), and Sharon Disque, Business Services Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg, OED, are expected to attend. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/y7rxytmy

• Bill 34-17, Housing - Moderately Priced Dwelling Units (MPDU) Amendments
Bill 34-17 would require developments of less than 20 homes to make a payment to the Housing Initiative Fund (HIF); broaden the authority of the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs to accept payments into the HIF in lieu of including MPDUs in a development, when it serves the goal of increasing the availability of affordable housing; and increase the flexibility of the Director in determining MPDU obligations to better meet the demands for affordable units. Councilmember Nancy Floreen is the lead sponsor of Bill 34-17. Councilmember Rice is a cosponsor. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/y8h63abx

• Bill 38-17, MPDU Requirement to Build
Bill 38-17 would provide a moderately priced dwelling unit (MPDU) build requirement of 15 percent in any development that is in an MCPS High School Service Area where the eligibility rate for free and reduced meals (FARMs) is 15 percent or less at the time the applicant submits a preliminary plan of subdivision. Council President Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor. Councilmember Sidney Katz is a cosponsor. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/y8h63abx

• Executive Regulation 8-17, Leases – Tenant Rights & Responsibilities
The PHED Committee will review Executive Regulation 8-17, Leases – Tenant Rights & Responsibilities. Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of Housing and Community Affairs; and Rosie McCray-Moody, Manager, Office of Landlord-Tenant Relations, are expected to attend. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/y8oeynzv

Meeting: Education (ED) Committee
Date/Time: Monday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Location: Third floor conference room
ED Committee: Councilmember Craig Rice (chair), Councilmember Marc Elrich, and Council Vice President Nancy Navarro
Topic(s):
• Capital Improvements Program: Montgomery College
The ED Committee will continue its review of the FY19-24 CIP for Montgomery College, which totals $324.4 million over the six-year period. Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College, and other officials from Montgomery College and the Office of Management and Budget are expected to attend. The staff report can be viewed at:
https://tinyurl.com/y7ncj6z2

• Capital Improvements Program: Montgomery County Public Schools
The ED Committee also will continue its review of the FY19-24 CIP for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), which totals $1.751 billion over the six-year period. The meeting will follow up on issues from the Committee’s February 5 and February 26 meetings and discuss Countywide projects, major capital facilities, revitalizations and expansions and outdoor area space maintenance. Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent of MCPS; Michael A. Durso, President of the Board of Education; and other Board of Education officials are expected to attend. The staff report can be viewed at:
https://tinyurl.com/y6w7ulup

• MCPS Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures
The ED Committee will close out its meeting with a review of student drop-off and pick-up procedures at MCPS. Todd Watkins, Director of the MCPS Department of Transportation, is expected to attend. The staff report can be viewed at: https://tinyurl.com/yc7q8vq9

Meeting: Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) and Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, March 22 at 9:30 a.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(s):
• Water Quality Protection Fund
The PHED and Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committees will meet jointly to discuss the Water Quality Protection Fund. The staff report will be available on March 20.

Meeting: Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 22 at 10:15 a.m.
Location: Seventh floor hearing room
T&E Committee: Councilmembers Roger Berliner (chair), Nancy Floreen and Tom Hucker
Topic(s):
• Bill 1-18, Water Quality Protection Charge - Appeals
The T&E Committee will review Bill 1-18, Water Quality Protection Charge – Appeals. Council President Riemer is the lead sponsor at the request of the County Executive. The staff report will be available on March 20. Bill 1-18 would allow a property owner to obtain review by the Director of Finance of certain decisions by the Director of Environmental Protection involving the Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC). The bill would also allow a final WQPC decision by the Director of Finance to be appealed to the Maryland Tax Court.

• Briefing: Purple Line Transit Partners and Maryland Transit Authority
The T&E Committee also will receive a briefing from Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) and the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA). PLTP and MTA will answer questions gathered by Council staff from civic groups and residents who live along the Purple Line right-of-way. The staff report will be available on March 20. The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton. Twenty-one Purple Line stations are planned. The Purple Line also will connect to MARC, Amtrak and local bus services.


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