AGENDA ITEM 15
February 11, 2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
TO:
FROM:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee
IAmanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney
otm~
~ichael
Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
SUBJECT:
Public Hearing:
Bill 4-14, Streets and Roads
County Street Lights
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, was introduced on January 28, 2014. A Transportation, Infrastructure,
Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for February 26,2014
at 9:30 a.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 Many current street lights are outdated and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 13.
The Fiscal and Economic Impact statement for this Bill will be transmitted after March
17 (see ©4).
This packet contains:
Bil14-14
Legislative Request Report
OMB and Finance Memo
Circle #
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3
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Bill No.
4-14
Concerning: Street and Roads - County
Street Lig hts
Revised:
12/17/2013
Draft No. 1
Introduced:
January 28,2014
Expires:
July 28, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: --'-"N=on"'-"e<--_ _ _ _ __
ChI _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, Floreen, and Riemer, Council Vice President Leventhal, and
Councilmembers EIrich, Andrews, and Navarro
AN
ACT to:
(1)
(2)
require any contract that the County enters into for the maintenance o f street lights to
be with a company that specializes in LED lights; and
generally amend County law regarding streets and roads and environmental
sustainability .
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-19A
Boldface
Underlining
[Single boldface brackets]
Double underlining
[[Double boldface brackets]]
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Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law
by
original
bill.
Deletedfrom existing law
by
original
bill.
Added
by
amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the
bill by
amendment.
Existing law unaffected
by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 4-14
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Sec. 1. Section 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
indicated:
Director
means the Director of the Department of Transportation.
Light-emitting diode light
or
LED light
means g semiconductor device
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that produces visible light when an electrical current is passed through
it.
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When any contract to maintain street lights owned
Qy
the County in
effect on January 21, 2014, expires, any later maintenance contract
must be with g company that specializes
i!h
and commits to install,
LED lights or another energy efficient technology that the Director
finds is equivalent or superior to LED lights.
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Approved:
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18
L.
Rice, President, County Council
Date
Approved:
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Isiah
Leggett, County Executive
Date
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
Date
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 4-14
Streets and Roads
-
County Street Lights
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMP ACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIEN CE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
Would require any County 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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ROCKVlttE, MARYLAND
.MEMORANDt.JM
J<"cbl"uary 5, 2014
'lU:
FROM:
Craig Rice,
t'sident,
County Council
Jennifer A.
!ft.
_hes,
Joseph F.
B~ac
1,
[y
'".
.
ice of Management and Budget
epaltment of Finance
.'
SUBJECTS:
Bill 14, 1::nvironriit11tal
Sustainability
Buildings -
Benchmarking
Bill 3-14, Buildings . . Energy Efficiency Energy Standnrds
Bill 4-14. Street and Roads .... County Street Lights
13 ill 5-14, Environmental SustainabWty····· Social Cost of Carbon Assessments
Bill 6-14, Environmental Sustainability - Office of Sustainability
~
Established
Bill 7-14, Contracts and Procurement - Certified Green Business Program
Bill 8-14, Buildings·- County Buildings ... Clean Energy Renewable Technology
Bill 9-
J
4, Environmental Sustainabi!ity _. Renewable Energy -- County Purchase
Biil IO-14, Buildings·- Solar Permits- Expedited
Review
Bill 11
Buildings . . Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits
~
Expedited
Review
As required
by
Section 2-8 IA of the County Code, we are
infi2rming
you that transmittal of
the fiscal and economic impact
statem~nts
for the above referenced legislation
will
be delayed
because more time is
need~d
to coordinate with the affected departments,
colleci
information, and
complete our analysis of the fiscal and economic inlpacts, While we
an~
not able to conduct the
required detailed analyses at this time,
it
is clear that a number of these bills could have significant
fiscaJ
impacts.
Due to this year's heavy workload on Executive branch staff in
deveioping
both a full
~:apital
blldg~t
and an \)perating budget, the fiscal and economic
statements will be transmined after
Mardl
17,2014.
JAB:fz
cc; Bonnie Kirkland,
AS1'>istant
Chief Administrative
Oftlcer
Lisa Austin, Offices of the
County Executive
Joy
NUl11l1,
Special Assistant to the
Coun1.~Y
Executive
Patrick Lacefi'.::ld, Director, Public
hll~)!'fnation
Office
Marc P. Hansen, Office of the County Attorney
Robert
lJagedoorn,
Department of
Finance
I)nvid
Platt
Department of Finance
Alex Espinosa, Office of Management and Budget
MnryBeck, Office of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia, Office
()fManagt~lI1ent
and Budget
Felicia Zhang, Office of Management and Budget