AGENDA ITEM #3A
May 22,2014
Introduction
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20850
MEMORANDUM
May 16,2014
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Craig Rice, President, County Council
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Isiah Leggett,
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Special Capital Improvements Project Legislation
Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance (p500929)
In
accordance with Section 302 of the County Charter and Section 20-1 of the
Montgomery County Code, I am forwarding the attached Special Capital Improvements Project
Legislation Authorization and Legislative Request Report for Bethesda Metro Station South
Entrance (p500929).
This request is necessary because the local cost of the above project now exceeds
the FY15 Special Capital Improvements Project Legislation threshold of$13,621,000 as set by
Executive Order. The purpose ofthe project is set forth below.
The Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance will provide access from Elm Street
west of Wisconsin Avenue
to
the southern end of the Bethesda Metrorail Station.
I recommend prompt passage ofthis legislation so as to advance this project.
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Attachments (4)
c: Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant ChiefAdministrative Officer
Jennifer
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Hughes, Director, Office of Management and Budget
Arthur Holmes, Director, Department of Transportation
Gary Erenrich, Department of Transportation
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Expedited Bill No: _ _ _ _ __
Concerning: Bethesda Metro Station
South Entrance
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Ch. - ' Laws of Mont. Co. 2014
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request ofthe County Executive
AN ACT
to
authorize the renovation ofthe Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance, Project No.
500929
in
the Bethesda CBD Policy Area
By adding to the laws of Montgomery County 2014
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section
1.
The laws of Montgomery County, Maryland., are amended
to
read as follows:
Montgomery County Maryland, is authorized
to
plan, design. and construct the Bethesda
Metro Station South Entrance, Project No. 500929, in the Bethesda Central Business District
(CBD) Policy area. The authorization includes all necessary planning, design. site
improvements, furniture, equipment, and structures.
Approved:
Craig Rice, President, County Council
Date
Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
Date
This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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Expedited Bill - XXw14
Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance
Legislative Request Report
1.
Description - The County Executive requests
that
capital project No. 500929, Bethesda Metro
Station South Entrance be authorized as a "Special Capital Improvements Project" pursuant to
Section §302 ofthe County Charter and Section §20-1 of the Montgomery County Code.
2. Problem - Section §302 ofthe County Charter and Section §20-1 ofthe County Code require
certain capital improvement projects to be individually authorized
by
law
if
the locally-funded
cost is projected to exceed $13,621,000 in FY15 dollars. The estimated locallywfunded cost of
this
project in the Recommended County Executives FY15 Capital Budget and FY15-20 Capital
Improvements Program is $57,610,000 for planning, design, land, site improvement and utilities,
and construction costs.
3.
Goals
and Objectives - This project provides access from Elm Street west of Wisconsin Avenue
to the southern end ofthe Bethesda Metrorail Station.
4. Coordination wThis project
has
been coordinated with the Maryland Transit Administration,
WMATA, MwNCPPC, Bethesda Lot 31 Parking Garage project, Department of Transportation,
and Department of
General
Services.
5.
Fiscal
Impact - The total estimated cost and local funding for
this
project
is
$57,610,000. The
estimated locally-funded
cost
is
$51,815,000.
6. Impact wThe platform allows a
direct
connection between the Bethesda light
r.ill
transit
(LRT)
and
Metrorail making transfers as convenient as possible,
7. Evaluation - Capital projects are evaluated biennially by the County Executive and County
Council as part ofthe Capital Improvements Program review.
8. Experience Elsewhere - Not Applicable.
9. Sources of Information - Arthur Holmes, Director, Department of Transportation, and
Gary
Erenrich, Department of Transportation.
10. Applications Within Municipalities - Not Applicable.
11. Penalties - None Required.
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Expedited
Bill
XX-14, Special Capital Improvements Project
Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance
1. Legislative Summary.
Section §302 of the County Charter and Section §20-1 of the County Code require certain
capital improvement projects to be individually authorized by law
if
the locally-funded
cost is projected to exceed $13,621,000 in FY15 dollars. The Executive requested a bill
for one project - Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance - that now requires Special
Capital Improvement Project legislation.
2.
An
estimate of changes in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether
the revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget.
Includes source of information, assumptions, ana methodologies used.
There are no expenditures or revenues associated with this bill. The bill only authorizes
the designation ofthe Bethesda Metro Station South Entrance as a Special Capital
Improvement Project.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6
fIScal
years.
See item #2 above.
4.
An
actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each
bill
that would
affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable. There are no personnel costs associated with this bill.
5. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures
if
the
bill
authorizes
future spending.
Not applicable.
6.
An
estimate of the staff time needed to implement the bill.
Not applicable. This bill does not affect staff responsibilities.
7.
An
explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other
duties.
Not applicable.
8.
An
estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
Not applicable.
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9. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
10. Ranges
of revenue
or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
11.
If
a bill is likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
This bill authorizes the designation of the project
as
a Special Capital Improvement
project. No new appropriation is required.
12. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
None.
13. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis: (Enter name and
department).
Helen P. Vailone, Office of Management and Budget.