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Council to review and vote on resolution for the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College to be designated as a Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Also on July 10: Public hearings on amendments to the stormwater management capital budget and fiscal year 19-24 Capital Improvements Program, the County’s Bicycle Master Plan, and a bill that requires carbon monoxide alarms in homes

The Council will meet on Tuesday, July 10 at 1 p.m. Individuals interested in attending a Council 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: Council Session
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Third floor hearing room

Public hearings at 1:30 p.m.

  • Proposed Charter Amendments and recommendations of Charter Review Commission
    The Council will hold a public hearing on proposed County Charter amendments by the Charter Review Commission. The County Charter is the constitutional framework for county government. The Council appoints an eleven-member, bi-partisan, Charter Review Commission to study the County Charter. The Commission must report to the Council in May of every even-numbered year with recommendations for possible County Charter revisions. These recommendations may lead to proposed County Charter amendments that are voted on by the electorate. A Council worksession is tentatively scheduled for July 17.

The 2018 Charter Review Commission Report can be viewed here.

  • Technical update to the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways
    The Council will hold a public hearing on a technical update to the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways. The County’s Master Plan of Highways and Transitways classifies each County road in the transportation network. The plan will update the road network with current classifications, incorporate road changes and align these changes with the County Road Code, which was comprehensively updated in 2008 and 2014. The update will consolidate all roadway amendments that have been approved as part of master plans and limited functional Master Plan of Highways amendments. The new plan will also include transitways, rail stations and other transit centers. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 19.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY19 Capital Budget and amendment to the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program (CIP), Conservation of Natural Resources: Stormwater Management Design/Build/Maintain Contract
    The Council will hold a public hearing on a special appropriation to the County Government’s FY19 Capital Budget and an amendment to the FY19-24 CIP, Conservation of Natural Resources: Stormwater Management Design/Build/Maintain Contract. The source of the funds is long-term financing. A Council vote is tentatively scheduled for July 17.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Amendments to the FY19-24 CIP, Conservation of Natural Resources: Miscellaneous Stream Valley Improvements, Stormwater Management Retrofit: Roads; and Stormwater Management Retrofit: Countywide Stormwater Management Design/Build/Maintain Contract
    The Council will hold a public hearing on amendments to the FY19-24 CIP, Conservation of Natural Resources: Miscellaneous Stream Valley Improvements, Stormwater Management Retrofit: Roads and Stormwater Management Retrofit: Countywide Stormwater Management Design/Build/Maintain Contract.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Bill 23-18, Fire Safety - Carbon Monoxide Alarm
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Bill 23-18, Fire Safety – Carbon Monoxide Alarm. Councilmember Craig Rice is the lead sponsor. Councilmember Marc Elrich is a cosponsor. A Public Safety (PS) Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 24. The goal of this bill is to improve public health and safety by requiring carbon monoxide alarms in homes located in the County.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Bill 24-18, Forest Conservation - Amendments
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Expedited Bill 24-18, Forest Conservation – Amendments. Council President Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor, at the request of the Planning Board. A Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for September 27. The purpose of this bill is to update the current law for consistency, protect an individual’s financial information and remove a burden on activities that are environmentally beneficial.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Expedited Bill 25-18, Health and Sanitation - Special Needs Housing – Renaming
    The Council will hold a public hearing on Expedited Bill 25-18, Health and Sanitation – Special Needs Housing – Renaming. Council President Hans Riemer is the lead sponsor, at the request of the County Executive. A Council vote is tentatively scheduled for July 17. The purpose of this bill is to modernize the County Code and clarify the names of the programs that the County provides to end and prevent homelessness.

The staff report can be viewed here.

  • Resolution to approve Declaration of No Further Need: Disposition of a portion of 100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland
    The Council will hold a public hearing on a declaration of no further need in the disposition of a portion of 100 Edison Park Drive in Gaithersburg. A Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for July 19.

The staff report can be viewed here.

Public hearing at 7:30 p.m.

  • Bicycle Master Plan
    The Council will hold a public hearing on the Bicycle Master Plan. The Bicycle Master Plan aims to help the County become a world-class bicycling community, to promote access to a comfortable, safe and connected bicycle network, and to make bicycling a viable transportation option that improves the County’s quality of life.

The staff report can be viewed here.

Council

  • Resolution to approve application to the State of Maryland for the designation of a Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone for the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College
    At 2 p.m. the Council will review and vote on a resolution to approve an application to the State of Maryland requesting that the Germantown Campus of Montgomery College be designated as a Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone.

The staff report can be viewed here.

All Council meetings and public hearings are broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (Cable Channel 6 or 996 on Comcast, Channel 6 or 1056 on RCN and Channel 30 on Verizon) and are streamed live on the Council’s website at:  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council  .

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Release ID: 18-191
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926