April 27, 2010

Montgomery County news

19th Affordable Housing Conference - The Affordable Housing Conferences Annual Summit is highly recognized in this region as a day of information, inspiration, education and determination. Please join us for stimulating dialogue, award presentations, panel discussions and much more! The conference will be held on May 3, 2010, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center. For more information go to: http://www.affordablehousingconference.org/

School and Office Web Sites Win Best of MCPS Web Awards for 2010 - Clarksburg High School, Silver Spring International Middle School and Great Seneca Creek Elementary were winners in the 6th annual „Best of MCPS Web‰ awards this week. The winners were announced during a ceremony on Monday, April 19. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/press/index.aspx?page=showrelease&id=2744

Montgomery County Planning Board Chairman Says Proposed Elimination of the Montgomery County Park Police is a Bad Idea; Excerpts from Hanson April 23 Letter to Council - In his latest correspondence describing the county‚s fiscal situation, the County Executive recommended the elimination of the Montgomery County Division of the Park Police of the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission, suggesting that Park Police functions could and should be performed by the Montgomery County Police Department. For more information go to: http://mncppc.typepad.com/news/2010/04/montgomery-county-planning-board-chairman-says-proposed-elimination-of-the-montgomery-county-park-po.html#more

Unsolicited Public/Private Partnership Proposals - Due to the significant reduction in the Department of Parks current FY10 and projected FY11- FY12 Budgets, effective immediately, all unsolicited Public/Private Partnership Proposal applications have been suspended until further notice. The Department can no longer expend its limited funding resources in support of receiving, evaluating, and managing unsolicited partnership proposals that are not part of the current annual work plan for the Department of Parks. The Department will consider exceptions to this position if an unsolicited public/private partnership proposal:

 Is financially and managerially self-sustaining;
 Has the capacity to generate significant revenue to the Department;
 Is in fulfillment of an approved work project or program; and
 Submits a minimum application fee of $5K to cover staff time to review, evaluate, and process the proposal for Montgomery County Planning Board review and consideration.

Construction Work to Begin on Parking Garage in Rockville Town Square - The City of Rockville's contractor, RD Rockville, will begin work to repair the street-level parking deck for the garage located at 215 North Washington St. RD Rockville, which built the Town Square garages, will repair hairline cracks in a portion of the non-structural concrete surface of the garage parking deck. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2010/04-april/04-23-10b.html

Master Plan of Highways Public Meeting - Planners updating the Master Plan of Highways seek your input at four community meetings scheduled in April. This comprehensive update of the plan, the first since 1955, will compile all the roadway changes approved in area Master Plans since then in one document. Staff also will recommend changes to the classifications of some roadways based on the definitions that were revised in the 2007 Road Code. The final plan will list each roadway segment with its classification, segment limits, right-of-way width, and the recommended number of lanes. For more information go to: http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/transportation/highways/mpoh.shtm

Thursday, April 29, 6:30 pm Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road Potomac, MD 20854

Think Green Cable TV Episode 12 Features Fields of Green Internship Fair - Episode 12 of THINK GREEN on Montgomery County Access cable TV features a segment about Bethesda Green‚s „Field of Green‰ Internship Fair. The 30-minute show includes items about Butler's Farm, DEP's free programmable thermostat program (featuring Susan Kirby Marinelli), and Governor O‚Malley‚s „Marylanders Plant Trees‰ program.

Go to www.accessmontgomery.tv . Click on the View it Now button (top, right box). Type THINK GREEN in the search box, queue episode 12. The Fields of Green segment starts around 6:30 minutes into the program.

Fostering an Animal Makes You a Hero - When you visit the Montgomery County Humane Society, do you wish you could take home all the animals you see? There‚s a way you can come close -ˆ by becoming a foster caregiver. Fostering allows you to provide temporary care for a homeless animal before it gets adopted permanently. A typical experience often lasts only a few weeks at a time with any one animal, and MCHS asks fosters to participate for six months or longer. For more information go to: http://www.mchumane.org/WhyFosterPR.shtml

Rockville City Police Department Issues Pedestrian Safety Reminders Clarification - The Rockville City Police Department is embarking on a pedestrian safety campaign just as the spring and summer seasons are beginning. Rockville Police will kick off the campaign with concentrated efforts to remind both pedestrians and motorists of the rules governing street crossings. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2010/04-april/04-23-10.html

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