November 20, 2010

Montgomery Council Committees to Discuss Glenmont Fire Station, Retirement Disability Reform on Monday, Nov. 22

ROCKVILLE, Md., November 22 , 2010—The Montgomery County Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday, Nov. 22, will discuss Bill 21-10 that would lead to replacement of Glenmont Fire Station 18. The bill would authorize the County to plan, design and construct a new station because the existing station must be demolished to accommodate a major intersection improvement at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road. The Public Safety Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The committee also will receive a progress report on the proposed consolidation of communications equipment between the County Police and Park Police.

At 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, a joint meeting of the Public Safety Committee and the Management and Fiscal Policy (MFP) Committee will continue its discussions on reform of the County’s disability retirement regulations. It has been proposed that the County implement a system for total and partial disability options for all employees.

At 10:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the MFP Committee will address Bill 49-10 that would grant County employees additional leave if they become organ donors. It also will discuss Executive Regulation 12-10 that would implement an excise tax on major emitters of carbon dioxide.

At 2 p.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee will hold a worksession on Bill 6-10 that would create noise control parameters for arts and entertainment activities.

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