AGENDA ITEM #10
February 10,2015
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
February 6,2015
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Jeffrey
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Attorney
Public Hearing:
Bill 3-15, Streets and Roads - Obstruction Signage
Bill 3-15, Streets and Roads Obstruction Sigriage, sponsored by the Councilmembers
Berliner, Navarro, Floreen and EIrich was introduced on January 20. A Transportation,
Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee worksession is tentatively scheduled for
March 18, 2015 at 2:00 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
Legislati ve Request Report
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Bill No.
3-15
Concerning: Streets and
Roads ­
Obstruction Signage
Revised: Jan. 6, 2015
Draft No. 1
Introduced:
January 20,2015
Expires:
July 20.2016
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Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmember Berliner, Navarro, Floreen, and EIrich
AN
ACT to:
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require signage concerning a permit to obstruct a right-of way; and
generally amend the law concerning a permit to obstruct any 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
warnmgs,
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pedestrian
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alternatives in accordance with accepted engineering standards.
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The permit and the traffic control plan must require signage
during construction
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at least, infonn pedestrians about the
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duration of the obstruction, the pennit number, and the pennit
holder's telephone number.
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George Leventhal, 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 3-15
Streets and Roads
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Obstruction Signage
DESCRIPTION:
Permits that allow an obstruction
in
public right-of-way will be
required to post informational signs. These signs will be intended to
inform pedestrians about the obstruction and contact information.
Pedestrians face closed sidewalks without knowing the terms and
conditions of the closure or contact information for the party
responsible for the closure.
To provide information for pedestrians.
Department of Permitting 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
permits.
Revocation of a permit 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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