Bill No.
2-13
Conceming: Streets and
Roads ­
Reconstruction - Coordination
Revised: 10-22-13
Draft No.
Introduced:
January 15. 2013
Enacted:
October 22. 2013
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers
Leventhal~ Riemer~ Elrich~
Berliner, and Rice
AN
ACT to:
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require the Director of Transportation to adopt a schedule of reconstruction,
rehabilitation, and resurfacing to County sidewalks, streets, and roads, and to
publicize that schedule;
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 certain other
entities[[~
and in so doing to
locate utility transmission facilities underground when feasible]]; and
generally amend the law governing the reconstruction, rehabilitation, and
resurfacing of County streets and roads.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-42
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sec.
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Section 49-42 is amended as follows:
49-42.
[Resenred.]
Reconstruction,
rehabilitation,
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resurfacing
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schedule; coordination with other government agencies and private parties.
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The Director of Transportation must annually adopt
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schedule for the reconstruction, rehabilitation. and resurfacing of
sidewalks, streets, and roads that the County controls or maintains. That
schedule must be based
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expenditure
schedules
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approved
County
Capital
Improvements Program;
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the evaluation of the Department of Transportation's Pavement
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Management System: and [[on]]
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coordination and consultations with other government agencies
and public utilities.
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3-year schedule must be published
in
the County Register
each January and shown on the County's web site. The web site must
be promptly updated to reflect changing information, and must include a
street map displaying the location of street. road and sidewalk
reconstruction, rehabilitation, and resurfacing work included in the
adopted
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3-year schedule. The Director must take all feasible steps
to include on this map the location of construction work undertaken or
planned by public utilities in County rights-of-way to the extent that
each public utility makes this data available for County use.
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The Director must send the schedule published in the County Register
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annually to:
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the State Highway Administration;
each municipality in the County;
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each public utility, and each cable communications franchisee,
that operates in the County;
the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission;
the County Planning Board;
civic, business, and community organizations active
County; and
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any other agency, organization, or person that would benefit from
that information.
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In adopting and implementing g
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3-year schedule under
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the Director must take all feasible steps to coordinate the
Department's reconstruction, rehabilitation. and resurfacing activities
with those of other government agencies, public utilities and cable
communications providers, and any other entity [[authorized]] permitted
to reconstruct, rehabilitate, or resurface sidewalks, streets, or roads,
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avoid conflicting or duplicative activities; and
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minimize the [[number of times]] time that [[g given]] any
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sidewalk, street, or road will be unavailable for unimpeded public
use.
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The Chief Administrative Officer, in conjunction with Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission. other public utilities. the State, and
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must develop an automated
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information sharing and mapping system covering planned construction
projects in all public rights-of-way in the County. This system should
be based on a standardized interagency geographic information data
repository which enables
geographic
information system-based
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applications to access and view current information about all planned
right-of-way construction and maintenance
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The data and data
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aoolications should allow access to recently-completed. current. and
planned projects, and should provide County. State, and utility staff
with direct links to up-to-date information such as project location.
scope. design plans. permit status. schedule, cost. moratorium status,
and points of contact.
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In coordinating its activities with those of public utilities and cable
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communications providers, the Department must make every effort to
locate or aid the location of transmission facilities underground where
feasible.]]
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In
coordinating its activities under this Section. the Department must
collaborate with the applicable public utility. cable communications
provider, or other entity to [[provide each utility the opportunity to
determine whether it will be economically and practically feasible to
locate]] promote locating distribution facilities underground where
feasible and prudent before resurfacing begins.
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(g) The adoption of
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schedule under this Section does not limit the
Department's
authority
to
respond
to
any
emergency.
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Approved:
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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