Montgomery Council Committee to Discuss MCPS CIP Requests,
Also on Thursday, March 11: T and E Committee to Consider
Proposed North County Maintenance Depot
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10, 2010—The Montgomery County Council Education Committee on Thursday, March 11, will hold will continue its discussions on funding requests from Montgomery County Public Schools concerning the Fiscal Years 2011-16 Capital Improvements Program (CIP). The Education Committee also will review a proposed special appropriation of $6.75 million to purchase relocatable classrooms to handle overcrowding at certain schools.
The Education Committee, which is chaired by Valerie Ervin and includes Councilmembers Phil Andrews and Mike Knapp, will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and also will be available via streaming through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
Among the CIP items to be examined by the Education Committee are the MCPS food distribution facility and the MCPS/Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission maintenance facility.
At 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, which is chaired by Nancy Floreen and includes Councilmembers Roger Berliner and George Leventhal, will hold a worksession on CIP transportation projects. Among the items to be discussed is the proposed North County Maintenance Depot that would replace the Gaithersburg West and Poolesville depots. The North County Depot was originally planned for a site adjacent to Whelan Lake in Clarksburg, but water quality concerns have led to consideration of other sites.
As currently designed for the Clarksburg site, Phase I of the depot would house approximately 120 County-owned buses. Phase II would house an additional 130 buses, 90 pieces of heavy equipment and would serve as a highway maintenance facility.