AGENDA ITEM #SC
January 28, 2014
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
County Council
,£.,Amanda Mihill, Legislative
Attorney~/u1j
~~ichael
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Introduction:
Bill 4-14, Streets and Roads - County Street Lights
SUBJECT:
Bill 4-14, Streets and Roads
County Street Lights, sponsored by Councilmembers
Berliner, Floreen and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and Councilmembers EIrich,
Andrews, and Navarro, is scheduled to be introduced on January 28, 2014. A public hearing is
tentatively scheduled for February 11,2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Bill 4-14 would require any contract that the County enters into to maintain street lights
to be with a company that specializes in LED lights. Many current street lights are outdated and
inefficient, and LED lighting is more energy efficient and requires less maintenance.
Councilmember Berliner explained the purpose of this Bill in his January 14
memorandum describing his proposed energy/environmental package. See ©20 of Bill 2-14,
Agenda Item SA.
This packet contains:
Bill 4-14
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
4-14
Concerning: Street and Roads - County
Street Lights
Revised:
12117/2013
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and
Councilmembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
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ACT to:
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require any contract that the County enters into for the maintenance of street lights to
be with a company that specializes
in
LED lights; and
generally amend County law regarding streets and roads and environmental
sustainabiI ity .
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-19A
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 4-14
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49-19A
is added as follows:
49-19A. Energy efficient street lights.
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Definitions.
In this Section, the following words have the meanings
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means the Director of the Department of Transportation.
Light-emitting diode light
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LED light
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semiconductor device
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that produces visible light when an electrical current is passed through
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When any contract to maintain street lights owned
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the County in
effect on January 21, 2014, expires, any later maintenance contract
must be with
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company that specializes
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and commits to install,
LED lights or another energy efficient technology that the Director
finds is equivalent or superior to LED lights.
Approved:
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Craig
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Rice, President, County Council
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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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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 4-14
Streets and Roads
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County Street Lights
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Would require any COWlty contract to maintain street lights to be with a
company that specializes
in
LED lights.
Many current street lights are outdated and inefficient. LED lighting
is far more energy efficient and requires far less maintenance.
To upgrade the efficiency and life span of County street lights
through contracting requirements.
Department of Transportation, Department of General Services
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Amanda Mihill,
240-777-7815
To be researched.
Not applicable.
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