PS COMMITTEE #1
Public Safety Committee
Essie McGuire, Legislative
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Special Capital Improvement Project, Glenmont
Fire Station 18 Replacement
The purpose of today' s worksession is for the Public Safety Committee to consider and
make a recommendation on Bill 21-10, Special Capital Improvements Project - Glenmont Fire
Station 18 Replacement. Bill 21-10 was introduced on April 20, 2010, by the Council President
at the request of the County Executive. The Council held a public hearing on the bill on June 22.
The Public Safety Committee met on July 12 to review the legislation and the fiscal and policy
issues related to the Station 18 replacement project. The Council is scheduled to take action on
this legislation on November 30.
The following are expected to attend:
Richard Bowers, Fire Chief, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
David Dise, Director, Department of General Services
John Fisher, Office of the County Attorney
Blaise DeFazio, Office of Management and Budget
Steven Semler, President of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD), and
Marcine Goodloe, President of the Montgomery County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association
(MCVFRA), will also attend the worksession and be available to participate in the discussion.
Bill 21-10 would authorize the County to plan, design, and construct the Glenmont Fire
Station 18 replacement. It is necessary to replace Fire Station 18 because the existing station
must be demolished to accommodate a major intersection improvement at Georgia A venue and
Randolph Road. The bill, Legislative Request Report, Project Description Form (PDF), and the
Executive's transmittal memorandum are attached on circles 1-6.
The current cost criterion for projects to require Special Projects Legislation under
County Code Section 20-1 (circles 7-9) is $12,863,000. The Glenmont Station 18 Replacement
PDF currently shows a project total of $13 million, and so must be authorized by Bill 21-10 to