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Montgomery Councilmember Rice to Discuss Future of Clarksburg With Residents. Prime Concerns and Needs for Clarksburg Development Will Be Addressed at His Town Hall Meeting on June 27

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 20, 2011

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 20, 2011—Montgomery County District 2 Councilmember Craig Rice will meet with residents of Clarksburg on Monday, June 27, at Rocky Hill Middle School to discuss future plans for the community.

The meeting will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the school located at 22401 Brick Haven Way in Clarksburg.

This will be the second town hall meeting Councilmember Rice has held for Clarksburg residents since he took office in December. Soon after a meeting in January at which community members told Councilmember Rice that building a grocery store and bringing other retail operations to Clarksburg was a priority, he sponsored an amendment to the Clarksburg Master Plan that could reduce the amount of time it will take to have the community’s first grocery store built.

The June 27 meeting will update residents on topics discussed at the January meeting and inform them of other developments that will impact the community. Among the topics expected to be addressed:

An analysis of the Clarksburg Master Plan Amendment that was approved by the Council that could lead to reduced time in building a Clarksburg grocery store
An overview of the progress of the Clarksburg Infrastructure Workgroup and introduction of corresponding bills to County Council
An overview of key elements of the Fiscal Year 2012 County operating budget that was approved by the Council in May and that will go into effect on July 1—including how the budget will directly affect residents
Progress on planning funds for the improvement of Stringtown Road—and safety improvements slated for the road for this summer

The meeting also will include a presentation on the revision of the County’s Zoning Code and how it could impact Clarksburg

“Clarksburg has been a high priority for me since taking office,” said Councilmember Rice, who will take questions about any subject during the meeting. “I have diligently worked on ensuring that residents get the road improvements needed by helping place Stringtown Road on the County’s Capital Improvements Program and opening the door for a grocery store through a change in the Master Plan. A lot has happened since my January Clarksburg meeting and I wanted to update residents and get feedback from them. We have a lot to discuss and I look forward to hearing more ideas about how we can help make Clarksburg the community that our residents expect and deserve.”

Release ID: 11-146
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger, 240-777-7939 , Delphine Harriston 240-777-7931