Agenda Item 8B
April 12,2016
Action
MEMORANDUM
April 15, 2016
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
County Council
Robert H. Dnunmer, Senior Legislative Attorney
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Action:
Bill 4-16, Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Various Amendments
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee recommendation (3 - 0):
enact the Bill
with amendments.
Bill 4-16, Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Various Amendments, sponsored by
Lead Sponsor Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, was introduced on March 1,
2016. A public hearing was held on March 22 and a Government Operations and Fiscal Policy
Committee worksession was held on April 4.
Bill 4-16 would:
• increase the membership of the Animal Matters Hearing Board, the Commission on
Aging, the Commission on People with Disabilities, the Commission on Veterans
Affairs, the Commission on Child Care, and the Library Board; and
• eliminate the various geographical area recreation advisory boards.
Background
County Code §2-146(c) requires the Executive to appoint, subject to Council confIrmation,
a citizens review committee to "review the committee system and each then-existing committee
and report to the Executive and Council its recommendations for changes in individual committees
and the committee system as a whole." The most recent Committee Evaluation and Review Board
(CERB) was appointed on March 6, 2012 and issued its fInal report to the Council and the
Executive on September 30,2013. A copy of the report can be viewed at:
https:/
Iwww.montgomerycountymd. gov/boards/Resources/Files/20-CERB-REPORT-2013. pdf.
The CERB visited and reviewed the operation of 87 boards, committees and commissions
(BCC) supporting the County government. The CERB made various recommendations that would
require a change in County law to implement. Some of these recommendations were general
changes that would apply to each BCC and some were specifIc to certain BCC's. Bill 4-16 would
amend County law to implement the specifIc changes affecting an individual BCC as
recommended by the CERB.
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The CERB presented its report to the Council on January 31, 2014. The Council's
Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee held a worksession to discuss the CERB
report and recommendations on March 17,2014.
The Changes in the Bill
1.
Increase the membership of the Animal Matters Hearing Board from five to seven
and abolish the requirement for alternates.
See lines 31-47 of the Bill at ©4.
2.
Amend §27-35(a) for the Commission on Aging to include representatives from the
Mental Health Advisory Committee and Commission on Veterans Affairs.
See lines 123-149 of the Bill at ©7-S. This change would create an exception to the, general rule
in Code §2-14S(a)(I) that states:
To promote broad participation, no individual should ordinarily serve more than 2
consecutive full terms or serve on more than one committee at anyone time.
3.
Amend §10A-4(c)(2), Montgomery County Code, to add the Community Use of Public
Facilities as a public agency with non-voting membership on the Commission on
Child Care.
See lines 54-SO of the Bill at ©5.
4.
Amend §27-51(a), Montgomery County Code, to include a representative from the
Commission on Veterans Affairs as a non-voting member of the Commission on
People with Disabilities.
See lines 152-163 of the Bill at ©S-9. This change would create another exception to the general
rule in Code §2-14S(a)(l).
5.
Amend §24-61(c), Montgomery County Code, to include a representative from the
Commission on People with Disabilities as a non-voting member of the Commission
on Veterans Affairs.
See lines 113-119 of the Bill at ©7. This change would create another exception to the general
rule in Code §2-14S(a)(1).
6.
Amend §2-46, Montgomery County Code, to require a representative from
Montgomery College to be on the Library Board.
See lines 4-10 of the Bill at ©3.
7.
Amend various sections of the County Code to consolidate the geographical area
recreation boards into the County-wide Recreation Advisory Board.
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Public Hearing
Bruce Goldensohn, CERB Chair, supported the Bill at the hearing on March 22. Mr.
Goldensohn suggested amendments to the provisions modifying the composition of the
Commission on Child Care and the Recreation Board.
GO Worksession
Bruce Goldensohn represented the CERB. Robert
H.
Drummer, Senior Legislative
Attorney represented the Council staff. The Committee agreed to amend the Bill as follows:
1.
modify the composition of the consolidated Recreation Board as requested by the
CERB and change the name to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board; and
2.
remove the MML representative from the Commission on Child Care.
The Committee recommended
(3-0)
approval of the Bill with amendments.
Issues
1. Should the composition of the consolidated Recreation Board be modified and the name
changed?
Mr. Goldensohn testified at the public hearing that the Bill does not follow the CERB
recommendations to modify the composition of the Recreation Board. Mr. Goldensohn testified
that the Board should have
3
members from each of the
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recreation areas instead of
1
and only
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at-large members. Mr. Goldensohn also testified that the CERB recommended changing the name
of the Board to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board.
Committee recommendation (3-0):
amend the Bill as suggested by Mr. Goldensohn. See lines
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2. Should the provision changing the composition of the Commission on Child Care be
amended?
Mr. Goldensohn testified at the public hearing that the changes to the composition of the
Commission on Child Care in the Bill does not track the CERB's recommendations. Mr.
Goldensohn provided Council staff with further clarification after the public hearing. The CERB
recommended that the MML representative be removed. This omission appears to be a drafting
error. Mr. Goldensohn also questioned the addition of a non-voting designee of the Director of
the Community Use of Public Facilities to the Commission. This non-voting position was added
to the Bill based upon the summary ofrecommendations prepared by Council staff in March
2014.
Committee recommendation (3-0):
remove the MML representative and keep the non-voting
designee of the Director of the Community Use of Public Facilities to the Commission. See lines
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3. Should the Commission on Aging, the Commission on Veterans Affairs, and the
Commission on People with Disabilities add a member of another Commission?
The Bill would add a member of the Mental Health Advisory Committee and the
Commission on Veterans Affairs to the Commission on Aging. The Bill would add a member of
the Commission on Veterans Affairs to the Commission on People with Disabilities and add a
member of the Commission on People with Disabilities to the Commission on Veterans Affairs.
Code §2-148(a)(1) that states:
To promote broad participation, no individual should ordinarily serve more than 2
consecutive full terms or serve on more than one committee at anyone time.
Each ofthese changes would be another exception to this general rule. While it is important
to have one or more members of the Commission on Veterans Affairs who understand the issues
faced by people with disabilities, that person does not have to be a member of the Commission on
People with Disabilities. Mr. Goldensohn testified that these additions would not conflict with
this general rule since the member would serve as a member of the original group, but only a
representative to the secondary group. This is a distinction without a difference. Code §2­
148(a)(1) is not mandatory, and the Committee may approve the Bill
as
introduced without
amending this provision. However, these provisions would be exceptions to the general rule.
Committee recommendation (3-0):
do not amend these provisions of the
Bill.
This packet contains:
Bi114-16
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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Bill No.
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Concerning: Administration - Boards,
Committees. and Commissions ­
Various Amendments
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Revised: April 6, 2016 Draft No.
Introduced:
March
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Expires:
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Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
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Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee
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ACT to:
(1)
increase the membership of the Animal Matters Hearing Board, the Commission on
Aging, the Commission on People with Disabilities, the Commission on Veterans
Affairs, [[the Commission on Child Care,]] and the Library Board;
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modify the membership of the Commission on Child Care:
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eliminate the various geographical area recreation advisory boards;
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rename the Recreation Board and modify its membership; and
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generally amend the law governing the appointment and operation of boards,
committees, commissions, and task forces that operate as part of the County
government.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 2, Administration
Section 2-46
Chapter 5, Animal Control
Section 5-104
Chapter lOA, Child Care
Section 10A-4
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Section 24-61
Chapter 27, Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Sections 27-35 and 27-51
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Recreation Areas and Advisory Boards.
Sections 41-21, 41-25, 41-26, 41-27, 41-28,41-29, and 41-30
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Existing law unaffected by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Sections 2-46, 5-104, 10A-4, 24-61,27-35,27-51,41-21,41-25,41­
26,41-27,41-28,41-29, and 41-30 are amended as follows:
2-46. Library board-Established; composition; term of members.
There is a Montgomery County Library Board composed of [12]
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the Executive from the County at large,
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Montgomery College, subject to the confirmation of the [county
council] Council[, by the county executive]. The supervisor of school libraries is an
ex officio member ofthe board. A member is appointed for a term of 3 years. [, in an
appointment] A member appointed to fill a vacancy before a term expires [, the
successor] serves the rest of the unexpired term.
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5-104. Animal Matters Hearing Board.
(a)
Jurisdiction.
(1)
As provided in this Chapter, the Animal Matters Hearing Board
has jurisdiction to hear:
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original complaints involving allegations of violations of
this Chapter or a violation of the terms of an adoption
agreement; and
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appeals from any decision or order ofthe Director.
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The Board must not enter an order that conflicts with a decision of
the County Circuit or District Court.
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The Board must not hear a complaint or an appeal involving the
seizure of an animal if the owner has been arrested and charged
with violating any provision of Title 10, Subtitle 6 ofthe Criminal
Law Article or Section 21-1004.1 of the Transportation Article of
the Maryland Code until the charges have been finally resolved by
the court with jurisdiction.
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Complaints.
A person may file a complaint with the Board alleging a
violation of this Chapter or a violation of an animal shelter adoption
contract. A complaint must be filed within one year after the alleged
violation occurred.
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Membership.
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The Animal Matters Hearing Board consists of [5]
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appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County
Council. The Board must include:
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a representative of licensed animal fanciers;
a representative of the County Humane Society; and
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public members.
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[The Executive must appoint, subject to Council confirmation, a
qualified alternate for each member. The alternate may vote in
place of the member when the member is absent.
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The Executive may remove a member who misses three meetings
during a fiscal year without permission of the Chair.
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Each member [and alternate] serves for 3 years or until a
successor takes office, whichever is later. A person appointed to
fill a vacancy fills the remainder ofthe predecessor's term.
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Membership of Commission.
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The members of the Commission are appointed by the County
Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Council.
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The Commission has [[18]] 17 voting members and [5]
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nonvoting members. The COWlty Executive should appoint the
voting members so that:
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Seven members are providers of child care services.
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The Executive should appoint providers of different types
of child care services and providers to different age groups.
These include family day care providers, group day care
providers, private educational institutions, and providers
serving infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age
children, and children with special needs.
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Five members are parents ofchildren receiving child
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Five members are selected from the business
community and the general public.
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One member represents the Montgomery COWlty
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(3)
The Superintendent ofSchools, the Chairman ofthe Montgomery
County Planning Board, the President ofMontgomery College, or
their designees, are nonvoting members of the Commission. Two
designees ofthe Director ofthe Department ofHealth and Human
Services and one designee of the Director of the Community Use
of Public Facilities are also nonvoting members of the
Commission.
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Commission, the Executive may designate representatives ofup to
2 public agencies to serve as nonvoting members. The Executive
may appoint these additional members to serve less than [three­
year] 3-year terms.
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Each member must reside or work in Montgomery County.
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Definition.
In
this Section "Commission" means the Commission on
Veterans Affairs.
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Established. The County Executive must appoint, subject to confirmation
by the Council, a Commission on Veterans Affairs.
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Composition; Term.
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The Commission has 16 voting members.
The Executive should appoint 8 members who are veterans and
may be a member of a veterans group, such as:
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Vietnam Veterans of America;
American Veterans (AMVETS);
Disabled American Veterans;
Veterans of Foreign Wars;
Women Veterans ofAmerica;
American Legion; or
Military Order ofthe Purple Heart.
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public.
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(4)
The Executive must designate the following ex officio members:
(A)
the Director of the Department of Health and Human
Services, or the Director's designee;
(B)
the Director of the Department of Economic Development,
or the Director's designee;
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the County Executive or the Executive's designee; and
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the President of Montgomery College or the President's
designee.
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The Executive must invite a representative of the County's
Congressional delegation who is either a member ofthe delegation
or an individual designated
to
represent the delegation to be a non­
voting member ofthe Commission.
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The term of each member is 3 years.
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The Executive must designate a chair and a vice-chair from
among the Commission's members.
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members; meetings; quorum; reports.
(a)
Creation and composition; appointment ofmembers; election ofofficers.
There is hereby established a commission on aging [. The commission
shall consist of no less than] with at least eighteen (18) members
appointed by the [county executive] Executive, subject to confirmation
by the [county council] Council. [Membership shall] After considering
the recommendations of the commission, the Executive must appoint
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each member must be:
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an individual who is or who has been active in business, industry,
labor, community service, religion, welfare, education, the
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professions, or representatives of major organizations or agencies
significantly concerned with the problems of aging.
[county residents ofwhom a majority shall be older citizens. The county
executive shall take into consideration the recommendations of the
commission in making his appointments.
The nominees shall be
individuals who are or who have been active in business, industry, labor,
community service, religion, welfare, and/or education, the professions,,­
and representatives of major organizations or agencies significantly
concerned with the problems of aging.] The Executive must appoint
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member ofthe Mental Health Advisory Committee and
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member of the
Commission on Veterans Affairs. The commission [shall] must elect the
following officers and directors from the members appointed by the
[county executive] Executive: [chairman] chair, vice [chairman] chair,
secretary, budget and fmance advisor, each to serve at the pleasure of the
commission, and directors and such other officers as it [shall determine]
determines.
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Composition and appointment.
There is a Commission on People
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Disabilities. The Commission has 25 voting members, and at least [5]
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nonvoting members, including:
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13 voting members who are people with a disability;
3 voting members who are parents ofpeople with disabilities;
9 voting members who represent organizations and agencies that
provide services or represent people with disabilities;
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one nonvoting member from the:
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Department of Transportation; [and]
Human Rights Commission; and
Commission on Veterans Affairs; and
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two nonvoting members from the Department of Health and
Human Services.
The County Executive appoints Commission members. The County Executive
appoints voting members subject to confinnation by the County Council. The
County Executive may appoint additional nonvoting members from other
governmental agencies. All appointments are for a [3 year] 3-year tenn
beginning October 1, except appointments to fill unexpired tenns. If a vacancy
occurs on the Commission, the County Executive should appoint a successor to
complete the unexpired tenn within 60 days of the occurrence of the vacancy.
After receiving recommendations of Commission members, the County
. Executive must appoint the chairperson and vice chairperson ofthe Commission,
subject to confmnation by the County Council.
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41-21. Recreation [[board]] and Parks Advisory Board.
There is a County Recreation and Parks Advisorv Board. Each member
is appointed by the County Executive and confmned by the County
Council for a 3-year tenn beginning on July 1. A member serves until a
successor is appointed and confinned.
(b)
The voting members ofthe Board are:
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[[1 representative]] 3 representatives from each recreation area
[advisory board]; and
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members appointed from the County at-large to represent
a cross-section ofthe population ofthe County.
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The ex officio, nonvoting members of the Board are:
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a representative of the Department of Parks of the Maryland­
National Capital Park and Planning Commission;
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an administrative representative ofthe Board ofEducation;
the immediate past Chair of the County Recreation Board, unless
that person serves on the Board in another capacity;
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a representative of the Office of Community Use of Public
Facilities;
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a representative ofthe Community Action Board;
a representative ofthe Commission on Aging; and
a representative ofthe Commission on People with Disabilities.
[41-25. Recreation area advisory boards-Created.
In
each recreation area created pursuant to this article, there shall be one
(1) recreation area advisory board which shall serve as the representative body
for such area on recreation matters.]
[41-26. Same-Purpose; goals and opportunities.
The recreation area advisory boards shall encourage the development of
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desirable recreational and park opportunities in the designated recreation areas
of the county, so that all the people may live enriched lives, find greater
enjoyment and happiness, have better mental health, greater physical vitality
and deeper moral strength. To accomplish this purpose, each board shall be
concerned with the following recreational goals and opportunities:
(a)
Opportunities that reflect the interests and needs of recreation area
residents.
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Opportunities within the financial.ability of all the people.
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Equality ofopportunity for all people, regardless ofrace, origin, religion,
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Year-round opportunity for all ages and both sexes.
A wide range and diversity of individual choices (e.g., camping, dance,
drama, athletics, fme arts, performing
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games, music, social
recreation, crafts and special events).
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A balanced emphasis within the range of individual choices.
Opportunities for varying degrees of skill .
Opportunities for the individual, the family and groups.
Opportunities for progressive advancement.
Opportunities for creative expression.
Active and passive opportunities.
Opportunities that utilize other community resources.
Relating opportunities to other community agencies.
Opportunities for residents to participate in recreational planning.
Assistance to individuals and groups seeking their own opportunities.
Indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities centrally located and easily
accessible.
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Advice on the acquisition of open space to satisfy recreational pursuits,
prevent overcrowding, make the district a more attractive place to live,
conserve wooded areas and stream valleys, preserve historical, geological
and horticultural features, and preserve areas ofnatural beauty.
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Recreation grounds and facilities based upon user interests and needs and
population ratio.]
[41-27. Membership.
(a)
Each recreation area advisory board consists of 9 members and 2
alternates, each of whom resides in the designated recreation area. Each
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member is appointed by the COWlty executive, subject to continuation by
the COWlty council. Individual appointments to a board must reflect a
wide diversity of recreational interests. The Executive must consider
geographical representation from different neighborhood centers in the
recreation area. In order to maintain continuity on each recreation area
advisory board, the Executive must appoint 3 members of each board
annually and appoint the 2 alternates every 3 years. Each member serves
3 years or Wltil a successor is confirmed. A regular board member must
not serve more than 2 consecutive full terms, but any member may be
reappointed after a lapse of one year. A vacancy occurring before a term
expires is filled for the remainder of the Wlexpired term of the
predecessor. Appointments to Wlexpired terms are not a full term.
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When the Executive appoints an alternate member of a recreation area
advisory board, the ,Executive must designate whether the appointee
would serve as the primary or secondary alternate. Alternate members
may participate in board discussions but must not vote Wlless acting for
an absent board member. When a board member resigns, the first
alternate becomes a full member for the remainder of the former
member's term and the second alternate becomes the first alternate.
(c)
A municipality with an active recreation program in a designated County
recreation area may designate one or more representatives to serve as
non-voting, ex officio members ofthe recreation area advisory board for
that area.
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The members ofeach board serve without compensation. The department
ofrecreation must designate a department employee to advise each board,
and the director of the department must ask the Maryland-National
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Capital Park and Planning Commission to have a staff member present at
meetings of each board.]
[41-28. Same-Chairperson and vice-chairperson.
The chairperson and vice-chairperson shall be elected by each recreation area
advisory board from among its members. The term ofthe chairperson and vice­
chairperson shall be one (1) year, and each shall be eligible for reelection for an
additional one-year term. No chairperson or vice-chairperson shall serve
consecutively for more than two (2) years.]
[41-29. Meetings; quorum.
Each recreation area advisory board meets in public session on call by the
chairman as frequently as necessary to perform its duties, but not less than 10
times annually. Reasonable notice must be given for all meetings of the board.
A majority of the members of the board is a quorum for the transaction of
business, and a majority vote ofthose present at any meeting is required for any
action taken by the board.]
[41-30. Duties.
Each board must advise the county recreation board, the county
executive, the county council, the director of the county department of
recreation, and the Montgomery County Planning Board about the appropriate
number and nature ofrecreation programs, neighborhood and community parks,
and facilities for leisure activities and the well-being of county residents. A
board also may:
(a)
Study and appraise the existing and future recreation needs of its
recreation area in terms of program, facilities and services, and suggest
plans to meet those needs.
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Provide general comments on annual budget requests for recreation and
parks, programs and facilities.
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Support high standards in recreation leadership and in quality ofprogram
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Encourage cooperation with other related agenCIes and assist in
correlating community forces for the development of recreation and
parks.
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Render advice on the design and layout of recreation grounds and
facilities.
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Advise the county council on legislative and budgetary matters regarding
recreation.
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Inform the Regional Citizens Advisory Board about matters related to
recreation and parks, and collaborate with the Regional Board on planning,
conservation, environment, and other issues that affect park and recreation
facilities and services.]
Approved:
Nancy Floreen, President, County Council
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Approved:
Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy o/Council action.
Linda M. Lauer, Clerk of the Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 4-16
Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Various Amendments
DESCRIPTION:
Bill 4-16 would increase the membership of the Animal Matters
Hearing Board, the Commission on Aging, the Commission on People
with Disabilities, the Commission on Veterans Affairs, the
Commission on Child Care, and the Library Board. The Bill would
also eliminate the various geographical area recreation advisory
boards.
The Executive appointed, subject to Council confinnation, a citizen
committee (CERB) to study the 87 boards, committees, commissions,
and task forces that support County government in 2012. The CERB
issued a [mal report in 2014. This Bill would implement some of the
recommendations from the CERB report.
Improve the operation of the 87 BCC's.
County Executive, Chief Administrative Officer.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To
be
researched.
Robert H. Drummer, Senior Legislative Attorney
Not applicable.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITIDN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
Not applicable.
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ROCKVILLE, MARYlAND
MEMORANDUM
April 7, 2016
TO:
FROM:
Nancy Floreen, President, County Council
Jennifer
A.
Hughes, Director, Office ofManagement and Budget
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Joseph F. Beach, Director, Department of Financej2f4
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FEIS for Council Bi114-16, Boards, Committees, and Co
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.ssions ­ Various
SUBJECT:
Please find attached the fiscal and economic impact statements for the above­
referenced legislation.
JAH:mc
00:
Bonnie Kirk1and,
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa
Austin,
Offices ofthe County Executive
Joy Nurmi, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Director, Public Information Office
Joseph F. Beach, Director, Department ofFinance
Jennifer A. Hughes, Director, Office ofManagement and Budget
Connie
Latham,
Office ofthe Executive
David Platt. Department ofFinance
Robert
Hagedoorn, Department ofFinance
Jane Mukira, Office ofManagement and Budget
Alex Espinosa, Office ofManagement and Budget
Naeem Mia, Office ofManagement and Budget
Felicia Zhang, Office ofManagement and Budget
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council
Bill 4-16,
Boards, Committees, and Commissions - Various Amendments
1.
Legislative Summary
;
;
The legislation would increase the membership of the Animal Matters Hearing Board, the
Commission on Aging, the Commission on People with Disabilities, the Commission on
Veteran Affairs, the Commission on Child
Care,
and the Library Board: and eliminate the
various geographical area recreation advisory board.
2.
An
estimate ofchanges in County revenues and expenditures regardless of whether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget. Includes
source ofinformation, assumptions, and methodologies used.
No revenues or expenditures are expected from the proposed legislation.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
See item
#
2.
4.
An
actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
The proposed legislation does not affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
",
.
5.
An
estimate ofexpenditures related to County's information technology (IT) systems,
including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.
Not applicable.
6. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures ifthe bill authorizes future
spending.
The proposed legislation does not authorize future spending.
7.
An
estimate ofthe staff time needed to implement the bill.
There is no additional
staff
time needed to implement the bill.
8.
An
explanation of how the addition of new
staff
responsibilities would affect other duties.
Not applicable. See item #7.
9.
An
estimate ofcosts when an additional appropriation is needed..
No additional appropriation is needed.
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10. A description ofany variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
11. Ranges ofrevenue or expenditures
that
are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicable.
12.
If
a bill is likely
to
have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
None
13. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
None
14. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis:
Connie Latham., Office ofthe Executive
Jane Mukira, Office of Management and Budget
Dale
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 4-16, Administration - Boards, Committees,and Commissions ­
Various Amendments
Background:
This legislation would:
1. Increase the membership of the Animal Matters Hearing Board, the Commission
on Aging, the Commission on People with Disabilities, the Commission on
Veteran Affairs, the Commission on Child
Care,
and the Library Board; and
2. Eliminate the various geographical area recreation advisory boards.
1.
The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
There are no sources of infonnation, assumptions, and methodologies used in the
preparation ofthe economic impact statement.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
There are no variables that could affect the economic impact estimates. Bill 4-16
amends Sections 2-46,5-104, 10A-4, 24-61 and 27-51 of the County Code to expand
the composition of various commissions.
3. The Bill's positive or negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomeS, and property values in the County.
Bill 4-16 would have no economic. effect on employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomes, and property values
in
the County.
4.
If
a Bill is likely to have no economic impact, why
is
that the case?
See paragraph #3.
5. The following contributed to or concurred with this analysis: David Platt and Rob
Hagedoom, Finance.
Department of Finance
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