AGENDA ITEM #8C
January 20,2015
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
January 16,2015
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County council;.
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Obstruction Signage
Jeffrey
L.
Zyontz, Legislative Attorney
Introduction:
Bill 3-15, Streets and Roads
Bill 3-15, Streets and Roads - Obstruction Signage, sponsored by the Councilmembers
Berliner, Navarro, Floreen and EIrich is scheduled to
be
introduced on January 20. A public
hearing is tentatively scheduled for February
to,
2015 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 3-15 would require signage concerning a permit to obstruct a right-of-way. Currently
pedestrians faced with a closed sidewalk have no easy way to determine how long the sidewalk
will be closed and who to contact if they have any questions.
This packet contains:
Bill 3-15
Legislative Request Report
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Bill No.
3-15
Concerning: Streets and Roads ­
Obstruction Signage
Draft No. 1
Revised: Jan. 6. 2015
Introduced:
January 20,2015
Expires:
July 20. 2016
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Execuwe: _____________
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Berliner, Navarro, Floreen, and EIrich
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ACT to:
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require signage concerning a pennit to obstruct a right-of way; and
generally amend the law concerning a pennit to obs1ructany public right-of-way.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 49, Streets and Roads
Section 49-11
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following
Amendment:
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BILL
No.
3-15
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Sec. 1 Section 49-11 is amended as follows:
49-11. Permit to obstruct public rights-of-way.
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Before the Director Issues a pennit under this Section to close a
sidewalk, curb lane, or shared use path, the Director of Transportation
must approve a temporary traffic control plan.
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A professional engineer must certify for the applicant that the
plan minimizes inconvenience to the public, provides necessary
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pedestrian
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alternatives in accordance with accepted engineering standards.
The pennit and the traffic control plan must require signage
during construction
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at least, infonn pedestrians about the
duration of the obstruction, the permit number, and the pennit
holder's telephone number.
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Approved:
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George Leventhal, President, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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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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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill3-1S
Streets and Roads
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Obstruction Signage
DESCRIPTION:
Pennits that allow an obstruction in public right-of-way will be
required to post infonnational signs. These signs will be intended to
infonn pedestrians about the obstruction and contact infonnation.
Pedestrians face closed sidewalks without knowing the tenns and
conditions of the closure or contact infonnation for the party
responsible for the closure.
To provide infonnation for pedestrians..
Department ofPennitting Services, Department of Transportation
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Jeff Zyontz, Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7896
Applies to all areas where County issues right-of-way obstruction
pennits.
Revocation of a pennit and a cease and desist order concerning the
obstruction.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
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