Monday, May 20, 2013
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will vote on the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2014 Strategic Plan at Monday evening's meeting. The mayor and City Council reviewed the draft Strategic Plan at its Feb. 25, Planning Retreat and provided input which was incorporated into the final document. In addition, the city will introduce an ordinance to amend Chapter 16 of the city code entitled entitled “Peddlers, Hawkers and Solicitors." The full agenda can be viewed on the city of Gaithersburg website.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The Gaithersburg City Council will hold two policy discussions during Monday evening's 7:30 meeting at City Hall. An ordinance to amend the city's election code intends to change the definition of a Political Committee and to add a definition of a Slate. It also will possibly include an additional campaign finance report due 14 days after the election. Four options for the ordinance have been submitted for consideration: In addition to potential election code changes, the City Council will also hear a policy discussion regarding electronic signage in Gaithersburg. A proposed text amendment could change the requirements for electronic signage in the city. The full agenda is available on the City of Gaithersburg website. Related Content:
Monday, April 29, 2013
Gaithersburg officials will meet at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the fiscal year 2014 budget plan.
Gaithersburg officials will meet for the final mandatory budget work session Monday evening at City Hall. The council will hold a budget work session Tuesday evening if necessary. Budgets will be reviewed for the following departments during the meeting: There will also be a review of the city's Capital Improvements Plan. More information on the fiscal year 2014 budget can be found on the city of Gaithersburg website.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Gaithersburg residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinion on the fiscal year 2014 budget and proposed property tax increase at Monday evening's mayor and City Council meeting. City Manager Tony Tomasello's propsed budget is the largest in Gaithersburg history. It does not propose an increase in Gaithersburg's property tax rate, but would be exceeding the constant tax rate set by the state. Joining Mayor Sidney Katz and the Council will be members of the District 17 delegation, who are attending the meeting to give a brief presentation on highlights of the 2013 legislative session. Sen. Jennie Forehand, Dels. Kumar Barve, Jim Gilchrist and Luiz Simmons are expected to attend. The full agenda can be viewed on the city of …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council meet for a work session at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
The city of Gaithersburg will officially introduce the new manager of its long-awaited new library at Monday evening's Mayor and City Council meeting. Kay Bowman, who began her career with Montgomery County Public Library in 1986 as a part-time children's Librarian, will take over the new Gaithersburg branch and provide the Mayor and Council with the following updates: The Gaithersburg Library is currently about 65 percent completed and is expected to open in September or October. In addition to Bowman's introduction, the Mayor and Council will also hear Results of the Common Ownership Communities Survey. The survey intended to initiate further discussion on the CCOC program, and seek guidance going forward, according to the city. The CCOC…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Montgomery County Council meets at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Rockville.
The Montgomery County Council will introduce an amendment to the 2013-18 Capital Improvements Program budget seeking $13.895 million for the purchase of 32 new buses for Ride On. Recommended by County Executive Ike Leggett, the project will "fund the replacement of 32 Champion buses which have had fire safety problems." A public hearing and action on the funding is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Background information can be viewed on the Montgomery County website. The county will also receive its first winter update from the state's Office of Intergovernmental Relations. Topics of discussion for the 12:30 p.m. meeting include: Related story: Faster Sewage Leak Cleanup, More Water Testing On State Agenda (Jan. 7, 2013) The …
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will meet for a work session at 7:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will hear a presentation on the Region Forward Plan and city performance during Monday evening's worksession. According to city documents: The Region Forward Plan is based upon shared goals across the National Capital Region. The goal categories include Land Use, Transportation, Environmental, Climate and Energy, Economic, Housing, Health and Human Services, Education, and Public Safety and encourage leaders to think regionally when acting locally. The Region Forward Plan offers specific targets to measure the progress in achieving the Plan’s goals. In most cases the targets are specific short-term and long-term milestones for the region and will be used by COG to evaluate the region as a whole, …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the future of the Kentlands Firehouse during Tuesday night's council meeting. The firehouse is under consideration for disposition, and "the hearing will give the public an opportunity to offer input in regard to disposition of the property and also to comment on whether the parcel is needed for any future public purposes," Gaithersburg City Manager Tony Tomasello wrote when announcing the hearing. Also on the agenda is a final vote on the proposed fortunetelling ordinance. The full agenda for Tuesday night's meeting can be viewed on the city of Gaithersburg website.
The Montgomery County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rockville.
The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on its proposal to ban smoking on any property owned or leased by county government. The proposed ban, introduced in November by Councilwoman Nancy M. Floreen, would apply to the land around recreation centers and county buildings, for example, but not bus shelters and sidewalks, The Washington Examiner reported. The full information packet for the public hearing is available online and the hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. The council will also vote on President Nancy Navarro's resolution urging the governor and state lawmakers to tighten restrictions on gun and ammunition sales. Other agenda items of note include: The County Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will meet for a work session at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will host Drew Cobbs of the Maryland Petroleum Council and Jorge Aguilar of Food & Water Watch for a presentation on hydraulic fracturing at Monday evening's work session. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” is a method of releasing substances, such as petroleum, from between layers of rock, according to city documents. Cobbs and Aguilar will discuss the technique at the request of Mayor Sidney A. Katz and the City Council.