Saturday, February 5, 2011

Excerpts of County Council agenda for Feb. 8, 2011


9:40 a.m.  CONSENT CALENDAR items include...
-  ACTION on approval of special legal counsel for Ethics Commission

9:45 a.m.  ACTION on Spending Affordability Guidelines for FY12 Operating Budget

-  ACTION on Resolution to revise process for consideration of Zoning Text 
-  ACTION on ZTA 10-13, Hearing Examiner Waivers - Parking and Public Facilities
-  ACTION on ZTA 10-14, Rural Neighborhood Cluster/Transferable Development 
Rights (RNC/TDR) Zone - Land Uses

10:30 a.m.  UPDATE by Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security - 
January 26, 2011 winter storm

11:30 p.m.  RECESS

1:30 p.m.  PUBLIC HEARINGS on...
-  $8,000,000 Special Appropriation to MCPS FY11 Capital Budget for Gaithersburg 
High School Modernization (source: General Obligation bonds)
-  Bill 1-11, Administration - Department of Health and Human Services - Duties


7:30 p.m.  PUBLIC HEARINGS on...
-  FY12 Capital Budget and Amendments to the FY11-FY16 CIP (Capital Improvements 
Program), and Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's FY12-17 CIP
-  $4,000,000 Supplemental Appropriation to the Dept. of Transportation FY11 
Capital Budget for Resurfacing Residential/Rural Roads (source: General 
Obligation bonds), and $1,290,000 Supplemental Appropriation to DoT FY11 Capital 
Budget for Snouffer School Road North (source: Interim Finance)
-  $5,400,000 Supplemental Appropriation to FY11 MCPS Capital Budget for 
HVAC--Mechanical Systems Replacement: MCPS ($3,283,000); MCPS Indoor Air Quality 
Improvements ($394,000); MCPS PLAR ($948,000); and WSSC Compliance ($775,000) 
(source: General Obligation bonds)
SELECTED COMMITTEE MEETINGS - Week of February 7 through 11
-  2/7, 9:30 am, PHED Comm. to get briefing on Transportation Policy Area Review 
(new policy area transportation test proposed to replace PAMR--Policy Area 
Mobility Review) and Growth Policy follow up (now called Subdivision Staging 
-  2/7, 2 pm, T&E Comm. to get briefing on PEPCO reliability update
-  2/11, 9:30 am, PS Comm. on Park Police/County Police communications 
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webpage).  Live Council sessions and archive tapes of past sessions can be 
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-Excerpts compiled by Jim Humphrey

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