Montgomery County Council to Meet With Planning Board on Tuesday, Feb. 2
Also: Hiring Preference to Persons With Disabilities, Equal Benefits for Employees of Contractors, Pregnancy Centers, Kensington Sector and Vicinity Plan Public Hearing
ROCKVILLE, Md., February 1, 2010—The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday, Feb. 2, will have an informal lunchtime meeting with the members of the Montgomery County Planning Board. The Council currently is discussing revisions to three major master plans—Gaithersburg West, White Flint and Kensington—that will have significant impact on the County’s future.
The meeting with the Planning Board will be held between the Council’s regular morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The meeting with the Planning Board is scheduled for 12 noon in the Fifth Floor Conference Room.
The morning agenda will include recognition of the Good Counsel High School football team for finishing as the No. 1 team in the entire Washington region. Scheduled for action is Bill 46-09 that would establish a hiring preference for certain qualified persons with disabilities who apply for an initial appointment to a County merit system position. Councilmember Phil Andrews is the chief sponsor of the bill
The morning session also will include scheduled action on Bill 37-09 that would provide equal benefits for employees of certain contractors working under County contracts. Councilmember Nancy Navarro is the chief sponsor of the bill. Acting as the Board of Health, the Council is scheduled to act on a resolution that would require disclaimers for limited service pregnancy centers that disclose they do not have licensed medical professionals on staff. Councilmember Duchy Trachtenberg is the chief sponsor the resolution.
As part of the afternoon session, at 1:45 p.m., the Council will receive an overview of the Kensington and Vicinity Sector Plan that it will be examining in the near future. A public hearing on the plan will be held Tuesday night starting at 7:30 p.m.
The Council morning and afternoon sessions, and the evening public hearing, will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). The live broadcast also can be viewed via streaming through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov. The broadcast will be repeated at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. The informal meeting with Planning Board will not be televised.