Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss Relocation of Public Safety Training Academy
On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Worksession Will Focus on Moving Facility to Gaithersburg as Part of Facility Consolidation Plan
ROCKVILLE, Md., February 23, 2010—The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 24, will hold a worksession on a key element of County Executive Isiah Leggett’s proposal to consolidate County offices and facilities. The worksession will focus on moving the Public Safety Training Academy from its current location near Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road to a property the County recently purchased along Route 115 near the east side of Montgomery Village.
The Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Phil Andrews and includes Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Marc Elrich, will meet at 2 p.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The Public Safety Committee meeting will be one of four Council committee meetings on Wednesday.
At 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, which is chaired by Mike Knapp and includes Councilmembers Elrich and Nancy Floreen, will continue its discussions on the proposed White Flint Sector Plan.
At 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room, the Management and Fiscal Policy Committee, which is chaired by Duchy Trachtenberg and includes Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Nancy Navarro, will address proposed Bill 27-09 that amends the County’s ethics law for employees and elected officials and Bill 12-09 that clarifies rules pertaining to ex parte communications.
At 2 p.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room, the Health and Human Services Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember George Leventhal and includes Councilmembers Navarro and Trachtenberg, will review issues of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) regarding the Department of Health and Human Services. One subject of discussion will be the Dennis Avenue Health Clinic.
The Public Safety Committee, which also will hold a worksession on the County Fire and Rescue Service’s amended master plan, is still considering the proposal to relocate the Public Safety Training Academy to a property once known as the Webb Tract. The County Executive is requesting $5.5 million for planning and design of a new facility that would be part of his “Smart Growth Initiative.” Revenues from the eventual sale of the current training academy site are expected to help pay for the relocated facility.