Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
Worksession 2: Bi112-13, Streets and Roads
Reconstruction - Coordination
Bill 2-13, Streets and Roads
Reconstruction - Coordination, sponsored by
Councilmembers Leventhal, Riemer, EIrich, Berliner, and Rice 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). A Transportation, Infrastructure,
Energy, and Environment Committee worksession was held on July 29, at which the Committee
discussed the Bill after reviewing the Office of Legislative Oversight report cited below, but did
not adopt any recommendations.
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 reviewed by the Committee July 29) focuses on this topic
and provides helpful background. OLO staff participated in the Committee's review of this bill.
Committee members might want to bring this report, or OLO's summary of it, to this
Is 5 years too long to forecast? Should the schedule in the first 2 years be in
quarterly or semi-annual increments?