T&E Item 2
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
£9-oGlenn Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads
Reconstruction - Coordination
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads - Reconstruction - Coordination, sponsored by
Councilmembers Leventhal, Riemer, EIrich, and Berliner, was introduced on January 15, 2013.
A public hearing was held on February 5, at which no speakers appeared (but see Western
Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board letter on ©8-9).
Bill 2-13 would
• require the Director of Transportation to adopt a 5-year schedule of
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing to County sidewalks, streets, and
roads, and to publicize that schedule; and
• direct the Department to take all feasible steps to coordinate the County's
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing activities with those of other
government agencies, public utilities, and other entities, and in so doing to assist
in locating utility transmission facilities underground when feasible.
Office of Legislative Oversight Report 2013-5, Coordinating Utility and Transportation
Work in County Rights-of-Way (also on today's Committee agenda) focuses on this topic and
provides helpful background. OLO staff expect to participate in the Committee's review of this
bill, which will follow their discussion of this Report.
Potential issues and amendments
Is 5 years too long to forecast? Should the schedule in the first 2 years be in
quarterly or semi-annual increments?
Should the construction schedule be required to be posted on the County
website instead of, or in addition to, being published in the County Register?
Should the construction schedule be required to be published and disseminated in
map form, along with or instead of as a list?