AGENDA ITEM #3B
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 -;
Isiah Leggett,
County
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Special Capital Improvements Project Legist£n
Capital Crescent Trail (p501316)
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 Capital Crescent Trail (P501316).
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 Capital Crescent Trail provides funding for the planning, design and
construction ofthe of the Capital Crescent
trail,
including the main
trail
from Elm Street Park in
Bethesda to Silver Spring, Maryland.
I recommend prompt passage of
this
legislation so as to advance
this
project
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Attachments (4)
c: Arthur Holmes, Director, Department of Transportation
Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer
A
Hughes, Director, Office ofManagement and Budget
Edgar Gonzalez, Department of Transportation
Alicia Thomas, Department ofTransportation
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Expedited Bill No. _ _ _ _ __
Concerning: Capital Crescent Trail
Revised:
Draft No.
mtroduced: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive:
Effective: ________________
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Ch. - ' Laws of Mont. Co. 2014
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council President at the Request of the County Executive
AN ACT
to authorize the planning, design, and construction of the Capital Crescent Trail, Project
No. 501316, in the Bethesda Chevy-Chase 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 Capital
Crescent Trail Project No. 501316, in the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Policy area. 1hls authorization
includes
all
necessary planning, design. site improvements, 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
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Expedited Bill:XX - 14
Capital Crescent Trail
Legislative Request Report
1.
Description - The County Executive requests that capital project No. 501316, Capital Crescent
Trail be authorized as a "Special Capital Improvements Project" pursuant to Section §302 of the
County Charter and Section §20-1 of the Montgomery County Code.
Problem - Section §302 ofthe County Charter and Section §20-1 of the County Code require
certain capital improvement projects to be individually authorized by law ifthe locally-funded
cost is projected to exceed $13,621,000 in FY15 dollars. The estimated locally-funded cost of
this project in the Recommended County Executives FY15 Capital Budget and FY15-20 Capital
Improvements Program is $95,856,000 for planning, design, land, site improvement and utilities,
and construction costs.
Goals and Objectives - This project provides for the planning, design, and construction ofthe
Capital Crescent Trail. This trail will be part of a large system to enable non-motorized traffic
in the Washington, DC regional.
Coordination - This project has been coordinated with Maryland Transit Administration,
Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration, Maryland-National
Capital Park and Planning Commission, Bethesda Bikeway and Pedestrian Facilities, Coalition
for the Capital Crescent Trail, CSX Transportation, and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit
Authority.
Fiscal Impact - The total estimated cost and local funding for this project is $95,856,000.
Impact - The Capital Crescent trail provides for a largely 12 foot-wide surface hiker-biker path,
connector paths at several locations, a new bridge over Connecticut Avenue, a new underpass
beneath Jones Mill Road, supplemental landscaping and amenities, and lighting at trail junctions,
underpasses, and other critical locations.
Evaluation - Capital projects are evaluated biennially by the County Executive and County
Council as part of the Capital Improvements Program review.
Experience Elsewhere - Not Applicable.
Sources of Information - Edgar Gonzalez and Alicia Thomas, Department of Transportation
Applications Within Municipalities - Not Applicable.
Penalties - None Required.
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council Expedited Bill XX-14, Special Capital Improvements Project
Capital Crescent Trail
1.. Legislative Summary.
Section §302 of the County Charter and Section §20-1 ofthe County Code require certain
capital improvement projects to be individually authorized by law
ifthe
locally-funded
cost is projected to exceed $13,621,000 in FY15 dollars. The Executive requested a bill
for one project - Capital Crescent Trail - 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, and methodologies used.
There are no expenditures or revenues associated with this bill. The bill only authorizes
the designation ofthe Capital Crescent Trail 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.
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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. Vallone, Office of Management and Budget.
~~Ughes,
D' ect
Office of Management and Budget
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