Bill No.
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Conceming: Streets and Roads ­
Reconstruction - Coordination
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Introduced:
January 15,2013
Enacted:
October 22,2013
Executive:
November 4. 2013
Effective:
February 3. 2014
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Laws of Mont. Co.
2013
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Leventhal, Riemer, EIrich, Berliner, and Rice
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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 ofCounty 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. 1. Section 49-42 is amended as follows:
49-42.
[Reserved.]
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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3-year
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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Improvements Program;,
the evaluation of the Department of Transoortation's Pavement
Management System: and ([on]]
coordination and consultations with other government agencies
and public utilities.
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The
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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
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location of street, road and sidewalk
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recQnstruction. rehabilitation. and resurfacing work included in the
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3-year schedule. The Director
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all feasible steps
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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
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
thatinformation.
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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, to;
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avoid conflicting or duplicative activities; and
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minimize the [[number of times]] time that
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sidewalk, street, or road will be unavailable for unimpeded public
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The Chief Administrative Officer. in conjunction . with Washington
Suburban Sanitary Commission. other public utilities. the State. and
appropriate County municipalities. must develop an alltomated
information sharing and mapping system covering planned construction
projects in all public
rights-of~way
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inthe County. This system should
be based on a standardized interagency geographic information data
repository which enables
geographic
information
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applications to access and view: curreJ1t information about all planned
right-of-way construction and maintenance activities. The data and data
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applications 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
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
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respond
to
any
emergency.
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Approved:
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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