T&E Item 1
June 22, 2017
Worksession
MEMORANDUM
June 20, 2017
TO:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Transportation, Infrastructure, Ene
Josh Hamlin, Legislative Attome
Environment Committee
Worksession:
Expedited Bill 15- 7, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and
Montgomery Hills Parking Lot Districts - Areas Defined - Tax Exemption
Expedited Bill 15-17, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot
Districts - Areas Defined - Tax Exemption, sponsored by Lead Sponsor Council President Berliner
at the request of the County Executive, was introduced on May 2, 2017. A public hearing was held
on June 13.
Bill 15-17 would:
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replace descriptions of the parking lot district boundaries with URL links
to GIS maps;
merge Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District and Silver Spring Parking
Lot District;
clarify application requirement for tax exemptions;
delete duplicative provisions; and
generally amend the law governing parking lot districts.
Background
Chapter 60 of the County Code establishes four Parking Lot Districts (PLDs): Silver
Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton, and Montgomery Hills. The area of each of the PLDs is defined by
metes and bounds descriptions in Section 60-1. Expedited Bill 15-17 would delete the metes and
bounds descriptions, and replace them with references to GIS maps maintained on the County
website. The Bill would also merge the Montgomery Hills PLD into the Silver Spring PLD.
According to the Fiscal and Economic Impact statements (©31-33), the merging of the PLDs is
expected to streamline work flow processes, and improve customer service by expanding flexible
parking options for the increasing downtown population.
The Bill would also amend Section 60-6, which provides for a tax exemption for certain
property owners in PLDs that provide off-street parking facilities, to expressly reference the
longstanding application process set forth in Section 60-14. Finally, the Bill would delete certain
provisions in Chapter 60 that are duplicative of provisions in Chapter 31.
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Public Hearing
There was one speaker at the public hearing on the Bill held on June 13. Jose Thommana,
Chief of the Division of Parking Management in the Department of Transportation (DOT), spoke
in support of the Bill, saying that merging the Montgomery Hills and Silver Spring PLDs would
simplify County budgetary, policy, recordkeeping and public information matters, since the
Montgomery Hills PLD is underutilized and does not require its own budget and fiscal plan. He
noted that the existing rate resolution (Resolution 18-808) permits Montgomery Hills to maintain
its different price structure from Silver Spring and allows the rates in Montgomery Hills to align
with those in Silver Spring without further resolution (see ©35).
Issues for Committee Discussion
1. Should the Silver Spring and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot Districts be merged?
The question of whether to merge the Montgomery Hills and Silver Spring PLDs was
considered and, at least in principle, decided during the budget process. Because Montgomery
Hills is a very small, low-supply, low-demand PLD, it does not require its own budget and fiscal
plan, and a merger would result in increased administrative efficiency. In the packet for the April
27 T&E Committee worksession1, Glenn Orlin discussed the periodic suggestions that such a
merger take place, and problems that existed with doing so up to now: (1) the fact that the
Montgomery Hills property tax rate was historically much lower than Silver Spring's, so that a
merger would have resulted in a substantial increase in taxes on Montgomery Hills businesses;
and (2) the historically lower parking fees in Montgomery Hills would have to be increased above
what the market would bear in the event of a merger.
In the packet, Dr. Orlin also noted that these problems no longer exist:
"Two years ago, the Council set the property tax in all four PLDs at $0/$100.
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allows DOT to set parking fees at rates lower than the maximum within any PLD.
Therefore, the two districts can be merged without having an effect on taxes or fees
in Montgomery Hills. Given that the Silver Spring CBD is in robust fiscal shape,
there may never be a better opportunity to merge the Montgomery Hills PLD into
the Silver Spring CBD." See ©36-37.
The Council's general agreement with the merger proposition is evidenced by its adoption, on May
17, 2017, of Resolution 18-808
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setting transportation fees, charges, and fares, and deleting the
parking fee schedule for the Montgomery Hills PLD (see ©38).
Staff recommendation:
Merge the Montgomery Hills PLD into the Silver Spring PLD.
2. Is reference to a map located on the County website sufficient to establish the boundaries
of the PLDs?
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http://montgomerycountymd.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view id=l 69&clip id=l 3185&meta id=l 36196
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As introduced, the Bill would delete the metes and bounds descriptions that currently
establish the boundaries of the PLDs in the Code, and replace them with a reference to maps on
the County website. While this would eliminate a significant amount of text from the Code,
Council staff is concerned that defining boundaries by reference to whatever map happens to
appear at a given URL is not adequate. This problem is illustrated by the maps which currently
exist at the URL's included in the Bill (see ©39-41): the map referenced in the Bill for the Silver
Spring PLD, which should include the existing Montgomery Hills PLD, does not do so. Instead, it
is a map of the
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Silver Spring PLD.
Council staff believes that the specific boundaries of each PLD should be legislatively
approved and included in the Code, rather than set by reference to whatever map happens to exist
at a particular URL. While metes and bounds descriptions are not the most user-friendly, they are
the established standard in defining legal boundaries, used in land records and in other County
Code provisions defining areas. Additionally, nothing would preclude DOT from using and
providing the maps that it has already generated to illustrate the PLDs in a more user-friendly
manner.
DOT has requested that, if the Council does opt to retain the metes and bounds descriptions,
a County-owned parking lot that exists just outside the current Montgomery Hills PLD be added
(see ©42). This could be done by simply referencing the legal description of the lot as recorded in
the land records. Council staff sees no reason not to include this lot.
Staff recommendation:
Retain the metes and bounds descriptions of all PLDs, adding the
description of the existing Montgomery Hills PLD to the description of the Silver Spring PLD as
a subsection 60-l(a)(2), and specifically including the lot described above by reference to the land
records.
3. Should the revenue transfer authorization in subsection 60-l 6(e) be amended to reflect the
merger of the Silver Spring and Montgomery Hills PLDs?
Dr. Orlin, in his packet for the April 27 T&E Committee discussion of the rate resolution,
pointed out that §60-16(e) includes language allowing an annual transfer from the Montgomery
Hills PLD to the Silver Spring Regional Services Center to provide for streetscape maintenance
and minor capital projects in the Montgomery Hills PLD. The budgeted transfer has been
$5,000/year for the past few years. The elimination of the Montgomery Hills PLD via the proposed
merger would result in the discontinuation of this transfer unless §60-16(e) is amended to enable
the newly expanded Silver Spring PLD to transfer the funds for those purposes. Council staff
recommends the amendment below to preserve the transfer - note that this amendment presumes
the approval of staff's recommendation to retain the metes and bounds descriptions of the PLDs
in issue #2, above.
Staff recommendation:
Amend subsection 60-16(e) as follows:
(e)
Notwithstanding the limits
in
subsection (a) or (b) or any other
provision of this Chapter, the County Council may transfer revenue
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from the [[Montgomery Hills]] Silver Spring Parking Lot District
parking tax:
( 1)
to fund activities of the Silver Spring Regional Services Center
in the Montgomery Hills [[Parking District]] commercial area
described in Section 60-1 (a)(2). an amount in Fiscal Year 2005
that does not exceed $15,000, and in each succeeding fiscal year
does not exceed the maximum amount for the previous fiscal
year increased by the annual average increase, if any, in the
Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the
Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, or any successor
index, for the previous calendar year, to:
(A)
provide and maintain amenities, fa9ade improvements,
streetscape improvements, and property in public rights-
of-way;
(B)
promote and implement activities that benefit residential
and commercial interests in the district. These activities
may incidentally benefit neighboring communities; and
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enhance the safety and security of persons and property in
public areas; and
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to fund projects in the Capital Improvements Program that
improve the street and sidewalk infrastructure serving the
Montgomery Hills [[Parking Lot District]] commercial area
described in Section 60-1 (a)(2).
4. Should technical and clarifying changes be made to §60-6?
Expedited Bill 15-17 would make several technical, plain-language corrections in §60-6 to
conform the statutory language to current legislative drafting conventions (see ©24-27, lines 616-
688). The proposed revised language would not alter the County's longstanding statutory
requirement in that a property owner in the PLD must apply for an exemption from the PLD Tax,
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or the process for such application. The County and certain PLD property owners have for decades
recognized that the exemption application is required.
Staff recommendation:
Make technical corrections to §60-6 as proposed in the Bill as introduced.
5. Should the provisions in Chapter 60 that are duplicative ofprovisions in Chapter 31 be
deleted?
Expedited Bill 15-1 7 would delete §§60-17 through 60-19, which prohibit the parking of
certain types of vehicles in any parking lot established or maintained under Chapter 60, provide
for the impoundment of vehicles under certain circumstances, and set the penalty for a violation
of the prohibition. These provisions, while not totally identical, duplicate certain provisions of
Articles IV and VII of Chapter 31, governing parking in off-street public parking facilities
generally. Eliminating the duplicative provisions in Chapter 60 would result in increased
consistency across public parking facilities Countywide.
More specifically:
Section 60-17 generally prohibits the parking of certain trucks (those with a gross weight
of 8,000 pounds, and trailers or semitrailers of any weight), buses, and unregistered,
unlicensed, or abandoned vehicles in public parking lots in PLDs, as well as imposing a
time limit of 24 hours for all vehicles. Similar provisions are included in §§31-26
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Section 60-18 authorizes the impoundment, by a County police officer, of vehicles parked
in violation of §60-17 for longer than 20 hours. The generally applicable provision, §31-
31, authorizes the impoundment, by a police officer or other person designated by the
County Executive, of a vehicle parked in violation of the parking regulations, "or otherwise
parked so as to constitute a definite hazard to public safety or is so parked, stopped or
standing so as to impede or obstruct the normal movement of traffic or pedestrians."
Section 60-18 sets the penalty for violations of §60-17 at $50 or not more than 30 days'
imprisonment, while §31-67 provides that a violation of Chapter 31 is a Class B violation,
subject to a maximum civil penalty of $100 for a first offense ($150 for repeat offenses).
Staff recommendation:
Delete the duplicative provisions in Chapter 60, as proposed in the Bill
as introduced.
§31-26 includes a general prohibition on parking any vehicle in a public parking facility "or longer than 24 hours,
except when otherwise authorized by Executive order."
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Under §31-27, unless expressly authorized in writing, the following vehicles are prohibited from entering a
County-owned and -operated parking facility:
(1)
Any trailer or towed vehicle.
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Any truck having a manufacturer's rated carrying capacity greater than (1) ton.
(3)
Any vehicle with a gross weight greater than eight thousand (8,000) pounds.
(4)
Any vehicle having an overall length more than twenty (20) feet including any load thereon.
(5)
Any vehicle wider than eight (8) feet.
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Any bus.
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This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 15-17
Legislative Request Report
County Executive Memo
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
Jose Thommana testimony
Packet for April 25, 2017 T &E Committee Items 1-5, pp.6-7
Resolution 18-808, p. 5
PLD maps referenced in Expedited Bill 15-17
Lot 12 SDAT information
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Expedited Bill No.
15-17
Concerning: Silver Spring, Bethesda,
Wheaton and Montgomery Hills
Parking Lot Districts - Areas Defined
- Tax Exemption
Revised: April
24, 2017
Draft No.
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Introduced:
May
2, 2017
Expires:
November
2, 2018
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: ---'-"No=n=e'-------
Ch. _ _ , Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Lead Sponsor: Council President at the request of the County Executive
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
(1)
replace descriptions of the parking lot district boundaries with URL links
to GIS maps;
(2)
merge Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District and Silver Spring Parking
Lot District;
(3)
clarify application requirement for tax exemptions;
(4)
delete duplicative provisions; and
(5)
generally amend the law governing parking lot districts.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 60, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot Districts
Sections 60-1 and 60-6
By deleting
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 60, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot Districts
Sections 60-17, 60-18, 60-19, and 60-20
Boldface
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Heading or defined term.
Added to existing law by original bill.
Deleted.from 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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EXPEDITED BILL NO.
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Sec. 1. Sections 60-1 and 60-6 are amended and Sections 60-17, 60-18, 60-
19, and 60-20 are deleted as follows:
60-1. Special taxing areas continued; areas defined.
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Silver Spring Parking Lot District.
The Silver Spring Parking Lot District
[shall consist] consists of all land [in the Thirteenth Election District of the County]
within the area [described as follows] depicted on the map at:
[Commencing at a point on the Maryland-District of Columbia boundary line at the
intersection of the west right-of-way of Georgia Avenue within the Maryland-
District of Columbia boundary line and running in a northwesterly direction along
the Maryland- District of Columbia boundary line to its intersection with the east
right-of-way of Sixteenth Street; thence in a northerly direction along the east right-
of-way line of Sixteenth Street to its intersection with the northwest right-of-way
line of Spring Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the northern right-of-
way line of Spring Street, crossing Second Avenue, First Avenue, Georgia Avenue
and Alton Parkway, then southeasterly to its intersection with the northwest right-
of-way line of Fairview Road; thence in a northeasterly direction approximately 390
feet along the northwest right-of- way line of Fairview Road to its intersection with
the westward prolongation of the southwest line of Lots 1 and 2, Block B, Section
4, Woodside Park, as recorded January 30, 1923, in Plat Book 3, Plat 244, among
the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence crossing Fairview Road
in a southeasterly direction along the said southwest line of Lots 1 and 2, Block B,
Section 4, Woodside Park, to its intersection with the southwest right-of-way line of
Noyes Drive; thence in a southeasterly direction along the southwest right-of-way
line of Noyes Drive to its intersection with the northwest right-of-way line of
Colesville Road; thence crossing Colesville Road in a southeasterly direction to the
intersection of the southeast right-of-way line of Colesville Road and the southwest
line of the Silver Spring Public Library site, Parcel No. P959; thence along said line
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to the southeast right-of-way line of Ellsworth Drive; thence in a southwesterly
direction along the southeast right-of-way line of Ellsworth Drive to its intersection
with the common line of the Academy of the Holy Names site and the northeast line
of Evanswood Sec. 1 Subdivision, also shown as the common lot line of Lot 9 and
Lot 10, Evanswood Section One, as recorded March 2, 1932, in Plat Book 5, Plat
439 among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a
southeasterly direction along the northeast lot lines of Lots 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and
1 as shown on aforesaid plat, crossing Pershing Drive along a prolongation of said
line to its intersection with the southeast right-of-way line of Pershing Drive; thence
in a southwesterly direction along the southeast right-of-way line of Cedar Street;
thence in a southeasterly direction along the northeast right-of-way line of Cedar
Street, crossing Wayne Avenue, to its intersection with the southeast right-of-way
line of Wayne Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the southeast right-
of-way line ofWayne Avenue for approximately 750 feet, to its intersection with the
east lot line of Lot 24, Block 4 in Jordan's and Smith's Addition to Silver Spring
Park, as recorded June 2, 1925, in Plat Book 4, Plat 301, among the land records of
Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southeasterly direction along the east
line of Lot 24 to the southeast comer of Lot 24; thence in a southwesterly direction
approximately 15 feet to the northeast comer of Lot 14, Block 4, Jordan's and Smith's
Addition to Silver Spring Park, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a southeasterly
direction along the east line of Lot 14, as shown on aforesaid plat, to the northwest
right-of-way line of Bonifant Street; thence in a southerly direction crossing
Bonifant Street to the intersection of the southeastern right-of-way line of Bonifant
Street and the northeast comer of Lot 5, Block U, Silver Spring Park, as shown in
Plat Book 1, Plat 99, recorded April 4, 1909, among the land records of Montgomery
County, Maryland, also being the same as the northeast comer of Montgomery
County Public Parking Facility 29; thence in a southerly direction along the common
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lot line being the east line of Lot 5 and the west line of Lot 6 as shown on the
aforesaid plat, crossing Easley Street along the southern prolongation of said line to
its intersection with the south right-of-way line of Easley Street; thence in a westerly
direction along the south right-of-way line of Easley Street approximately 50 feet to
its intersection with the common lot line being the west line of Lot 7 and the east lot
line of Lot 28, Block P, Silver Spring Park, as shown in Plat Book 1, Plat 99 recorded
April 4, 1909, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in
a southerly direction along the common line of Lot 7 and Lot 28, Block P and the
common line of Lot 18 and Lot 19, Block P, Silver Spring Park, as shown on
aforesaid plat, crossing Thayer Avenue to the intersection of the south right-of-way
line of Thayer A venue and the common lot line being the east lot line of Lot 5 and
the west lot line of Lot 6, Block G, as shown on a "Map of building Sites for Sale at
Silver Spring," as recorded May 23, 1904, in Plat Book 1, Plat 54, among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the
common lot line of Lot 5 and Lot 6, Block G, and with a prolongation of said line to
the south right-of-way line of a 20-foot alley dividing Block G and Block H, as
shown on aforesaid map of Silver Spring Building Sites; thence in a westerly
direction approximately 50 feet along the south line of said alley to its intersection
with the common lot line being the east line of Lot 4 and the west line of Lot 5,
Block H, as shown on the aforesaid map of Silver Spring building Sites; thence in a
southerly direction along the common lot line of Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block H, to its
intersection with the northern right-of-way line of Silver Spring Avenue; thence
crossing Silver Spring Avenue to the intersection of the southern right-of-way line
of Silver Spring Avenue and the common lot line being the east line of Lot 4 and the
west line of Lot 5, Block I, as shown on the aforesaid map of Silver Spring Building
Sites; thence in a southerly direction along the common lot line of Lot 4 and Lot 5,
Block I, crossing a 20-foot alley dividing Block I and Block J, as shown on aforesaid
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map of Silver Spring Building Sites, to its intersection with the south right-of- way
line of said alley and the common lot line, being the east line of Lot 4 and the west
line of Lot 5, Block J, as shown on aforesaid map of Silver Spring building Sites;
thence in a southerly direction along the common lot line of Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block
J, to its intersection with the northern right-of-way line of Sligo Avenue; thence
along a southern prolongation of the said common lot line of Lot 4 and Lot 5, Block
J, to its intersection with the southern right-of-way line of Sligo Avenue; thence in
a northwesterly direction along the southern right-of-way line of Sligo Avenue to its
intersection with the northeast comer of Lot 19, Block A, shown on a plat of Blair
Section 1, recorded June 7, 1922 in Plat Book 3, Plat 229 among the land records of
Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the east line
of Lot 19, Block A, to its intersection with the remainder of Lot 25, Block A, as
shown on aforesaid plat; thence in an easterly direction approximately 15 feet to its
intersection with the northwest comer of Lot 51, Block A, as shown on a plat of
Blair, Section 1, recorded November 16, 1935, in Plat Book 8, Plat 626, among the
land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction
along the west line of said Lot 51 to its intersection with the northern right-of- way
line of Gist A venue; thence along a southerly prolongation of the west line of said
Lot 51 to the southern right-of-way line of Gist A venue; thence in a westerly
direction along the southern right-of-way line of Gist Avenue to its intersection with
the eastern right-of-way line of Fenton Street; thence in a southerly direction along
the eastern right- of-way line of Fenton Street crossing Philadelphia Avenue,
Isington Street and New York Avenue to its intersection with the corporate limit line
of the City of Takoma Park; thence in a southwesterly direction with the corporate
limit line of the City of Takoma Park crossing the northeast right-of-way line of the
B & 0 Railroad to its intersection with the southwest right-of-way line of the B &
0 Railroad; thence in a southeasterly direction with the southwest right-of-way line
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of the B & O Railroad to its intersection with the northeast right-of-way line of Blair
Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the northeast right-of-way line of
Blair Road to its intersection with a prolongation of the southeast line of Parcel One,
Yost's Addition to Silver Spring as shown in Plat Book 85, Plat 887 4, recorded
March 13, 1968, among the land records ofMontgomery County, Maryland; thence
in a southwesterly direction along said line to its intersection with the northeast line
ofEastem Avenue, said line also being the Maryland-District of Columbia boundary
line; thence in a northwesterly direction along the Maryland-District of Columbia
boundary line to the point of beginning.]
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There [shall] must also be included in the aforegoing [described] depicted area
any lot partially within and partially without the [described] depicted area.
(b)
Bethesda Parking Lot District.
The Bethesda Parking Lot District [shall
consist] consists of all land [in the Seventh Election District of the county] within
the area [described as follows] depicted on the map at:
[Commencing at a point on the east right-of-way line of Wisconsin Avenue at the
northwest comer of Lot 47, Block 'l, in the resubdivision of Lots 1, 2, 3 of Rosedale
Park, as recorded January
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Plat
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among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in an easterly direction along the
north line of Lot 4 7 and Lot 48 to the northeast comer of Lot 48 as shown on
aforesaid plat; said line also being the north line of Block 1 of the Rosedale Park
Subdivision, as recorded August 5, 1908, in Plat Book 1, Plat 92, among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in an easterly direction along the
north line of Block I in the Rosedale Park Subdivision to the northeast comer of Lot
5, Block I, Rosedale Park, as shown on the aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly
direction along the common lot line bei~e east line of Lot 5 and the west lot of
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Lot 6, Block 1, Rosedale Park, to its intersection with the north right-of-way line of
Chestnut Street, as shown on the aforesaid plat; thence crossing Chestnut Street to
the northwest comer of Lot 7, Block 3, Rosedale Park, as shown on the aforesaid
plat; thence in a southerly direction along the west line of Lot 7, Block 3, Rosedale
Park, to the northwest comer of Lot 16, Block 3, Rosedale Park, as shown on the
aforesaid plat; thence along the west line of Lot 16, Block 3, Rosedale Park, to its
intersection with the north right-of-way line of Rosedale Avenue; thence crossing
Rosedale Avenue to the northwest comer of Lot 7, Block 7, Rosedale Park, as shown
on the aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along the west line of Lot 7,
Block 7, Rosedale Park, to the northwest comer of Lot 15, Block 7, Rosedale Park,
as shown on the aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along the west line of
Lot 15, Block 7, Rosedale Park, to its intersection with the north right-of-way line
of Maple Avenue; thence along the north right-of-way line of Maple Avenue to its
intersection with the west right-of-way line of Tilbury Street; thence in a southerly
direction along the west right-of-way line of Tilbury Street, crossing Maple Avenue
and Highland Avenue to the south line of Highland Avenue; thence in a westerly
direction along the south right-of-way line of Highland Avenue to its intersection
with the northeast comer of Lot 8, Block 5, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision,
as recorded April 31, 1916, in Plat Book 2, Plat 186, among the land records of
Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the common
lot line being the east line of Lot 8 and the west line of Lot 9, Block 5, West Chevy
Chase Heights Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat, crossing a public alley to the
northwest comer of Lot 18, Block 5, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision, as
shown on aforesaid plat; thence in an easterly direction along the north line of Lot
18, Block 5, to the northeast comer of Lot 18, Block 5, West Chevy Chase Heights
Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along the
common lot line being the east line of Lot 18 and the west line of Lot 19, Block 5,
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to its intersection with the north right-of-way line of West Virginia Avenue, as
shown on aforesaid plat; thence in an easterly direction along the north right-of-way
line of West Virginia Avenue to its intersection with a northern prolongation of the
west lot line of Lot 15, Block 9, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision, as shown
on aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along said prolongation, crossing
West Virginia Avenue to the northwest comer ofLot 15, Block 9, West Chevy Chase
Heights, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along the
common lot line being the west line of Lot 15 and the east line of Lot 14, to the
southwest comer of Lot 15, Block 9, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision, as
shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a westerly direction along the north line of a ten-
foot-wide alley as dedicated on aforesaid plat to its intersection with a northern
prolongation of the west line of Lot 21, Block 9, West Chevy Chase Heights
Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly direction along said
prolongation, crossing a ten-foot-wide alley to the northwest comer of Lot 21, Block
9, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a
southerly direction along the common lot line being the west line of Lot 21 and the
east line of Lot 20, Block 9, West Chevy Chase Heights Subdivision, to its
intersection with the north right-of-way line of Chase Avenue, as shown on aforesaid
plat; thence in an easterly direction along the north right-of-way line of Chase
Avenue to its intersection with a northerly prolongation of the west line of Outlot
"A," Block 1, Westboro Subdivision, as recorded July 12, 1937, in Plat Book 12,
Plat 839, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a
southerly direction along said prolongation, crossing Chase Avenue, and continuing
along the common line being the east line of a twenty-foot public alley and the west
line of Outlot "A," Block 1, Westboro Subdivision, to its intersection with the north
right-of-way line of Cheltenham Drive, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in an
easterly direction along the north right-of-way line of Cheltenham Drive to its
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intersection with the west right-of-way line of Tilbury Street; thence in a southerly
direction along the west right-of-way line of Tilbury Street crossing Cheltenham
Drive and along a prolongation of said right-of-way line of Tilbury Street to its
intersection with the north line of Rabner's Subdivision, as recorded May 11, 1936,
in Plat Book 9, Plat 675, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland;
thence in an easterly direction along said north line of Rabner's Subdivision to the
northeast comer of Lot 6, Rabner's Subdivision, as shown on the aforesaid plat;
thence in a southerly direction along the common lot line being the east line of Lot
6 and the west line of Lot 7, Rabner's Subdivision, to its intersection with the north
right-of-way line of Middleton Lane, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a westerly
direction along the north right-of-way line of Middleton Lane to its intersection with
a northern prolongation of the common lot line being the east line of Lot 2 and the
west line of Lot 3, Mae S. Middleton's Subdivision, as recorded December 31, 1935,
in Plat Book 8, Plat 639, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland;
thence in a southerly direction along the common lot line between Lot 2 and Lot 3,
Middleton's Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat, to its intersection with the north
line of the George G. Bradley Subdivision, as recorded December 31, 1935, in Plat
Book 8, Plat 635, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence
in a westerly direction along the north line of the George G. Bradley Subdivision to
the northwest comer of Lot 5, George G. Bradley Subdivision; thence in a southerly
direction along the west line of Lot 5, George G. Bradley Subdivision, to its
intersection with the north right-of-way line of Avondale Street, as shown on
aforesaid plat; thence crossing Avondale Street to the northwest comer of Lot 22,
George G. Bradley Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a southerly
direction along the west line of Lot 22 to its intersection with the southern line of the
George G. Bradley Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in an easterly
direction along the south line of Geor~. Bradley Subdivision to the southeast
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comer of Lot 14, George G. Bradley Subdivision, said point also being the
intersection of the east and south line of the George G. Bradley Subdivision as shown
on the aforesaid plat, and also the northeast comer of Parcel A, Waverly House, as
recorded November 12, 1976, in Plat Book 101, Plat 11383, among the land records
of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the east line
of Parcel A, Waverly House, as shown on the aforesaid plat to its intersection with
the north right-of-way line of East-West Highway; thence in an easterly direction
along the north line of East-West Highway to its intersection with the east right-of-
way line of Pearl Street; thence in a southerly direction along the east right-of-way
line of Pearl Street crossing East-West Highway to its intersection with the north
right-of-way line of Montgomery Avenue; thence in an easterly direction along the
north right-of-way line of Montgomery Avenue to the southeast comer of Lot 1,
Block 1, second plat, Imirie's Subdivision, as recorded February 13, 1934, in Plat
Book 5, Plat 477, among the land records in Montgomery County, Maryland; thence
in a southerly direction along a prolongation of the east line of Lot 1, Block 1,
Imirie's Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat, crossing Montgomery A venue, to
the northeast comer of Parcel A, Block 6, Highland Park Subdivision, as recorded
May 10, 1979, in Plat Book 107, Plat 12432, among the land records ofMontgomery
County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the east line of Parcel A,
Block 6, Highland Park Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat to its intersection
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among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly
direction along the common lot line being the west line of Lot 2 and the east line of
Lot 1, Block L, Section 8-B Chevy Chase Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat,
to its intersection with the north right-of-way line of Elm Street; thence in a westerly
direction along the north right-of-way line of Elm Street to its intersection with a
northerly prolongation of the west right-of-way line of 47th Street; thence in a
southerly direction along said prolongation crossing Elm Street and continuing in a
southerly direction along the west right-of-way line of 47th Street, crossing Willow
Lane to the south right-of-way line of Willow Lane; thence in an easterly direction
along the south right-of-way line of Willow Lane to its intersection with the west
right-of-way line of 46th Street; thence in a southerly direction along the west right-
of-way line of 46th Street, crossing Leland Street and Walsh Street to its intersection
with the south right-of-way line of Walsh Street; thence in an easterly direction along
the south right-of-way line of Walsh Street to its intersection with the west right-of-
way line of West Avenue; thence in a southerly direction along the west right-of-
way line of West Avenue, crossing Stanford Street, to its intersection with the north
right-of-way line of Bradley Lane; thence in a westerly direction along the north
right-of-way line of Bradley Lane to its intersection with the east right-of-way line
of Wisconsin Avenue; thence crossing Wisconsin Avenue to the southeast comer of
Lot 3, Block 2, Section 1, Bradley Hills - Bethesda Subdivision, as recorded August
10, 1957, in Plat Book 60, Plat 4990, among the land records of Montgomery
County, Maryland; thence in a northwesterly direction along the north right-of-way
line of Bradley Boulevard to its intersection with a southern prolongation of the east
right-of-way line of Strathmore Street; thence in a northerly direction along the east
right-of-way line of Strathmore Street crossing Leland Street to the north right-of-
way line of Leland Street at the southwest comer of Lot 2, Block 1, Plat of Section
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One, George P. Sack's Subdivision Bethesda, as recorded November 24, 1931, in
Plat Book 5, Plat 435, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland;
thence in a northerly direction along the common lot line being the west line of Lot
2 and the east line ofLot 3, Block 1, George P. Sack's Subdivision, to its intersection
with the north line of George P. Sack's Subdivision as shown on aforesaid plat;
thence in a westerly direction along the north line of George P. Sack's Subdivision
to the northwest comer of Lot 11, Block 1, George P. Sack's Subdivision, as shown
on aforesaid plat; thence in a westerly direction along the north line of George P.
Sack's Subdivision to its intersection with the south right-of-way line of the
Metropolitan and Southern Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; thence in a
westerly direction along the prolongation of aforesaid subdivision line to its
intersection with the north right-of-way line of said railroad; thence in a southerly
direction along the north line of said railroad right-of-way, crossing Bradley
Boulevard, to its intersection with a southern prolongation of the west line of Parcel
"EYE," Bradley Hills, Section 2, as recorded December 16, 1954, in Plat Book 50,
Plat 3893, among the land records of Montgomery County,, Maryland; thence in a
northerly direction along the west line of Parcel "EYE," Bradley Hills Section 2
Subdivision, to its intersection with the south right-of-way line of Bradley
Boulevard, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a northerly direction, crossing
Bradley Boulevard, to the southwest comer of Parcel B, Bradley Hill Subdivision,
as recorded December 30, 1948, in Plat Book 25, Plat 1582, among the land records
of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northerly direction along the west
line of Parcel B, Bradley Hills Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat to its
intersection with the southern boundary of Miller's Addition to Bethesda
Subdivision, as recorded October 23, 1946, in Plat Book 29, Plat 1823, among the
land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a westerly direction along
the southern boundary of said subdivision to its intersection with the east line of Lot
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September 2, 1948, and described as Parcel No. 1 in Liber 1185, Folio 513, among
the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northerly direction
along said east line of Lot Pt 6, Block E, to its intersection with the south right-of-
way line of Bethesda Avenue; thence crossing Bethesda Avenue to the intersection
of the north right-of-way line of Bethesda Avenue and the east line of Lot Pt 6, Block
D, Miller's Addition to Bethesda Subdivision, as recorded by deed dated September
2, 1948, and described as Parcel No. 2 in Liber 1185, Folio 513, among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northerly direction along said
east line of Lot Pt 6, Block D, to its intersection with the south line of another Lot
Pt 6, Block D, Miller's Addition to Bethesda Subdivision, as recorded by deed dated
July 14, 1949, in Liber 1274, Folio 367, among the land records of Montgomery
County, Maryland; thence in an easterly direction along the south line of aforesaid
Lot Pt 6, Block D, to the southwest comer of Lot Pt 8, Block D, as recorded by deed
dated July 14, 1949, in Liber 1274, Folio 367, among the land records for
Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in an easterly direction along the south line
of aforesaid Lot Pt 8, Block D, to the southeast comer of aforesaid Lot Pt 8, Block
D; thence in a northerly direction along the east line of aforesaid Lot Pt 8, Block D,
to its intersection with the south right-of-way line of Elm Street; thence in an easterly
direction along the south right-of-way line of Elm Street, crossing Arlington Road,
to its intersection with the east right-of-way line of Arlington Road; thence in a
northerly direction along the east right-of-way line of Arlington Road, crossing Elm
Street and Hampden Lane, to its intersection with the north right-of-way line of
Hampden Lane; thence in an easterly direction along the north right-of-way line of
Hampden Lane to the southeast comer of Lot 9, Block 24D, Edgemoor Subdivision,
as recorded June 4, 1935, in Plat Book 7, Plat 573, among the land records of
Montgomery County, Maryland, said point also being on the west line of a public
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alley running between Hampden Lane and Montgomery Lane and also the proposed
western right-of-way line for Woodmont Avenue; thence in a northerly direction
along the west line of said alley to its intersection with the south right-of-way line
of Montgomery Lane; thence crossing Montgomery Lane to the intersection of the
north right-of-way line of Montgomery Lane and the west right-of-way line of
Woodmont Avenue; thence in a northerly direction along the west right-of-way line
of Woodmont Avenue, crossing North Lane, Edgemoor Lane and Middlesex Lane
to its intersection with the northeast line of Lot 1, Block 12B, Edgemoor
Subdivision, as recorded August 13, 1925, in Plat Book 4, Plat 308, among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northwesterly direction along
the northeast line of Lot 1, Block 12B to its intersection with the southeast comer of
Lot 5, Block 12B, Edgemoor Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a
southwesterly direction along the southeast line of Lot 5, Block 12B, to its
intersection with the southwest comer of Lot 5, Block 12B, Edgemoor Subdivision,
as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a northwesterly direction along the common
lot line being the southwest line of Lot 5, and northeast line of Lot 4, Block 12B,
Edgemoor Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat, to its intersection with the south
right-of-way line of Moorland Lane; thence in a westerly direction along the south
right-of-way line of Moorland Lane to its intersection with the east right-of-way
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of Arlington Road; thence in a northerly direction along the east right-of-way line of
Arlington Road to its intersection with the southwest right-of-way line of Old
Georgetown Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the southwest right-of-
way line of Old Georgetown Road, crossing Arlington Road, to its intersection with
the north right-of-way line of Wilson Lane; thence in a westerly direction along the
north right-of-way line of Wilson Lane, crossing Cordell Avenue, to its intersection
with the west right-of-way line of Cordell Avenue; thence in a northerly direction
along the west right-of-way line of Cordell Avenue to its intersection with the
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common lot line being the north line of Lot 5 and the south line of Lot 4, Block L,
Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision, as recorded July 24, 1925, in Plat Book 4, Plat
304, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a westerly
direction along the common lot line of Lots 4 and 5 as shown on aforesaid plat to its
intersection with the east line of Lot 6, Block L, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision,
as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a northerly direction along the east line of Lot
6 to the southernmost comer of Lot 21, Block L, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision,
as recorded November 30, 1951, in Plat Book 41, Plat 2973, among the land records
of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northwesterly direction along the
southwest lines of Lots 21, 20 and 1, Block L, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision,
as shown on aforesaid plat to its intersection with the south right-of-way line of Del
Ray Avenue; thence in a westerly direction along the south right-of-way line of Del
Ray Avenue to its intersection with the common lot line dividing Lot 16 and Lot 17,
Block L, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision, as recorded August 24, 1923, in Plat
Book 3, Plat 261, among the land records ofMontgomery County, Maryland; thence
crossing Del Ray A venue to the southwest comer of Lot 8, Block K, Section 2,
Battery Park Subdivision, as recorded February 26, 1962, in Plat Book 70, Plat 6614,
among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a northerly
direction along the west line of Lot 8, Block K, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision
to the southwest corner of Lot 29, Block K, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision, as
shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a northwesterly direction along the southern lot
lines of Lots 7, 6 and 5, Block K, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision, as recorded
August 24, 1923, in Plat Book 3, Plat 261, among the land records of Montgomery
County, Maryland, to the southwest comer of Lot 5, Block K, Section 2, Battery
Park Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat; thence in a northwesterly direction
along the southern line of Lot 35, Block K, Section 2, Battery Park Subdivision, to
its intersection with the southern right-of-way line of Glenbrook Road, as recorded
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June 6, 1980, in Plat Book 111, Plat 12996, among the land records of Montgomery
County, Maryland; thence in a northeasterly direction along the southern right-of-
way line of Glenbrook Road to the southwest right-of-way line of Old Georgetown
Road; thence crossing Old Georgetown Road to the intersection of the northeast
right-of-way line of Old Georgetown Road and the southeast right-of-way of
Glenbrook Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the southeast right-of-
way line of Glenbrook Road to the northeast comer of Lot 1, Block A, Samuel T.
Robertsons Addition to Bethesda Subdivision, as recorded January 9, 1930, in Plat
Book 5, Plat 407, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence
in a southeasterly direction along the northeast line of Lots 1 and 2, Block A, Samuel
T. Robertsons Addition to Bethesda Subdivision, to its intersection with the
southeast boundary line for Samuel T. Robertsons Addition to Bethesda Subdivision,
as shown on aforesaid plat, said subdivision boundary also being the common
subdivision boundary with Woodmont Subdivision as recorded November 13, 1894,
in Plat Book 1, Plat 4, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland;
thence in a northeasterly direction along the common subdivision boundary line
between Samuel T. Robertsons Addition to Bethesda and Woodmont Subdivisions
to its intersection with the southwest right-of-way line of Norfolk Avenue; thence in
a northerly direction along the common subdivision boundary line between Samuel
T. Robertsons Addition to Bethesda and Woodmont Subdivisions, crossing Rugby
Avenue to its intersection with the southern boundary line of Northwest Park
Subdivision, as recorded October 10, 1910, in Plat Book 2, Plat 134, among the land
records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in an easterly direction along the
common subdivision boundary line between Northwest Park and Woodmont
Subdivisions to its intersection with the westernmost line of Lot 633, Woodmont
Subdivision, as recorded October 8, 1982, in Plat Book 119, Plat 14027, among the
land records of Montgomery County, M~nd; thence in a northerly direction along
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the westernmost line of Lot 633, Woodmont Subdivision, to its intersection with the
northernmost line of Lot 633, Woodmont Subdivision, as shown on aforesaid plat;
thence in an easterly direction along the northernmost line of Lot 633, Woodmont
Subdivision, to its intersection with the east line of Lot 633, Woodmont Subdivision,
said line also being the west line of Lot 45, Block 1, Northwest Park Subdivision, as
recorded October 10, 1910, in Plat Book 2, Plat 134, among the land records of
Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the common
lot line of Lot 633, Woodmont Subdivision and Lot 45, Block 1, Northwest Park
Subdivision, to its intersection with the northern boundary line of the Woodmont
Subdivision as shown on aforesaid plats; thence .in an easterly direction along the
northern boundary of the Woodmont Subdivision as recorded November 13, 1894,
in Plat Book 1, Plat 4, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland,
to its intersection with the west line of Montgomery County Public Parking Facility
No. 35 site as recorded in Liber 2388, Folio 521; thence in a northerly direction
along the west line of Public Parking Facility No. 35 to its intersection with the north
line of Public Parking Facility No. 35; thence in an easterly direction along the north
line of Public Parking Facility No. 35 to its intersection with the western right-of-
way line of Woodmont Avenue; thence in a northerly direction along the western
right-of-way line of Woodmont Avenue to its intersection with the southern right-
of-way line of Battery Lane; thence in a northerly direction, crossing Battery Lane,
to the northern right-of-way line of Battery Lane at the southeast comer of Lot 47,
Block 2, Northwest Park Subdivision, as recorded October 10, 1910, in Plat Book 2,
Plat 134, among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland; thence in a
northerly direction along the east line of Lot 47, Block 2, Northwest Park
Subdivision, said line also being the west line of Lot 20, Block 2, Northwest Park
Subdivision, to its intersection with the northern boundary line for the Northwest
Park Subdivision, as shown on aforesai~; thence in an easterly direction along
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the northern boundary line of the Northwest Park Subdivision to its intersection with
the west right-of-way line of Wisconsin A venue; thence in an easterly direction,
crossing Wisconsin Avenue, to the point of beginning.]
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There [shall] must also be included in the aforegoing [described] depicted area
any lot partially within and partially without the [described] depicted area.
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Wheaton Parking Lot District.
The Wheaton Parking Lot District [shall
consist] consists of all land [in the Thirteenth Election District of the county] within
the area [described as follows] depicted on the map at:
[Beginning for the same on the west side of Amherst Drive at the southeast comer
of Parcel Bin Block A, Wheaton Forest Subdivision, as delineated on a plat recorded
among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland, in Plat Book 34 on Plat
No. 2306; and running thence west with the south line of said Block A, to the east
side of Georgia Avenue as delineated on said plat of Wheaton Forest; thence running
northwest and crossing Georgia Avenue to the P. T. of the Fillet Curve on Lot 6,
Block H, Triangle Park as per plat recorded among said land records in Plat Book
26 on Plat No. 1659, said point also being on the northeasterly side of Viers Mill
Road; thence northwest with the northeasterly side of Viers Mill Road to the
southeasterly side of the 20 foot alley contained in Block E, said point being also the
western comer of Lot 6, Block E, of said Triangle Park Subdivision; thence leaving
the northeasterly side of Viers Mill Road and crossing said Viers Mill Road
southwest and running with the southeasterly side of a 20 foot alley contained in
Block D, Triangle Park as delineated on a plat recorded among said Land Records
in Plat Book 20 on Plat No. 1251, to the westerly dedicated limits of said alley in
said Block D; thence continuing on same course, still southwest 240 feet, more or
less; thence leaving said line extended and running in a northwest direction and
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crossing the Kensington-Wheaton Road and running with the northeasterly limits of
Block F, Section 2, Kensington View as delineated on a plat recorded among said
Land Records in Plat Book No. 4 on Plat No. 303 to the southeasterly side of
Kensington Boulevard; thence northeast with said southeasterly side of Kensington
Boulevard, as is planned to be extended, across Viers Mill Road to the west comer
of Lot 1, Block B, Triangle Park as delineated on a plat recorded among said Land
Records in Plat Book No. 4 on Plat No. 338; thence with the southerly side of
Kensington Boulevard in an easterly direction and crossing Wheaton Hill Road to a
point on the easterly direction and crossing Wheaton Hill Road to a point on the
easterly side of said Wheaton Hill Road, said point being also the north comer of
Lot 16, Block A, as delineated on said plat of Triangle Park recorded among said
Land Records in Plat Book 4 on Plat No. 338; thence running with the easterly side
of Wheaton Hill Road northeast to the south side of Blueridge Avenue, said point
also being the P. T. of Fillet curve No. 4 and generally the northwest comer of Lot
1, Block 44, as delineated on Plat No. 9, Wheaton Hills recorded among said Land
Records
in
Plat Book 32 on Plat 2058; thence with the southerly side of Blueridge
Avenue, with the arc of a curve to the left in a general easterly direction, to the east
side of Grandview Avenue; thence with the east side of Grandview Avenue north to
the common front comer of Lots 19 and 20, Block 27, as delineated on said Plat No.
9, Wheaton Hills; thence leaving the east side of Grandview Avenue and running
with the dividing line of said Lots 19 and 20, and Lots 9 and 10, Block 27 of said
Plat No. 9, Wheaton Hills east to the west side of Georgia Avenue; thence with the
west side of Georgia Avenue and running south, approximately 200 feet; thence
leaving the said west side of Georgia Avenue and crossing same and running east
with the northerly subdivision limits of Villa Verde Subdivision as delineated on a
plat recorded among the said Land Records in Plat Book No. 4 on Plat No. 388 to
the northeast comer of Lot 8, Villa Ver~ence in a southerly direction along the
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east line of said Lot 8, Villa Verde and crossing Blueridge Avenue to the intersection
of the prolongation of the east line of Lot 8, Villa Verde and the south line of
Blueridge A venue; thence along the south line of Blueridge Avenue to
approximately 125 feet east of the east line of Amherst Avenue, the same being a
point on the dividing line between Lot 1, Block 1, Wheaton Manor, and the property
occupied by Columbia Broadcasting Company as shown on plat recorded in said
Land Records in Plat Book 45 on Plat No. 3390; thence in a southerly direction along
said line to its intersection with the northerly line of Lot 3, Block 1, Wheaton Manor;
thence in an easterly direction along said northerly line of Lot 3, Block 1, Wheaton
Manor, to its intersection with the easterly line of said Lot 3, Block 1, thence in a
southerly direction along said easterly line of Lot 3, Block 1 to the intersection of
the prolongation of said line with the southerly line of University Boulevard West
(formerly Old Bladensburg Road); thence in a northeasterly direction along said
southerly line of University Boulevard West to its intersection with the west line of
Amherst Avenue (formerly Vemosia Place); thence in a southerly direction along
the said west line of Amherst A venue, crossing Reedie Drive and Prichard Road to
the point of beginning.]
http://www.montgornerycountymd.gov/DOT-
Parking/Resources/Files/WheatonPLD.pdf.
There [shall] must also be included in the aforegoing [described] depicted area
any lot partially within and partially without such area zoned for commercial or
industrial use.
[( d)
Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District.
The Montgomery Hills Parking
Lot District shall consist of all land in the Thirteenth Election District of the county
within the area described as follows:
Beginning for the same on the west side of Georgia A venue at the southeast comer
of Lot 1, Block A, Montgomery Hills r1"\division, as shown on a plat recorded
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among the land records of Montgomery County, Maryland, in Plat Book 4, Plat No.
381; and running thence in a westerly direction with the south line of said Lot 1 to
the rear comer of Lots 1 and 7, thence running northwest with the division line of
said Lots 1 and 7 as shown on said plat to a point on the east line of Columbia
Boulevard at the front comer of said Lots 1 and 7, thence running northeast with the
east line of said Columbia Boulevard to the beginning of curve No. 13 as shown on
said plat, thence running in a northwesterly direction across said Columbia
Boulevard and Seminary Road to the southwest comer of Lot 7, Block J,
Montgomery Hills Subdivision as shown on a plat recorded among the aforesaid
land records in Plat Book 4, Plat No. 401, thence running north with the east line of
Selway Lane as determined in Equity Cause No. 8141, to the northwest comer of
said Lot 7, Block J, thence running north across the 20 foot alley and with the east
line of Selway Lane as shown on said plat to the south line of the Childs Property,
thence continuing in a northerly direction with an extension of said east line of
Selway Lane a distance of 36 feet, more or less, to the north line of said Childs
Property as shown on the above mentioned plat of Montgomery Hills Subdivision
recorded in Plat Book 4, Plat No. 381, and running thence in an easterly direction
with a part of said north line a distance of 29 feet, more or less, thence leaving said
north line and running in a northerly direction crossing the Brookeville-Tenleytown
Road and the Church Lot for a distance of 261 feet, more or less, to the south line of
Lot 6 of the division of the Riley Property, thence continuing in a northerly direction
across a part of said Lot 6, with the west line of the existing commercial zoning, a
distance of 230.27 feet, thence running in an easterly direction, with the north line
of the existing commercial zoning 150 feet to the west line of Georgia Avenue, being
also the east line of Lot 6, said point being 250 feet measured along the west line of
Georgia Avenue, from the southeast comer of Outlot A, Block D, as shown on a plat
of The Valley Subdivision, recorded am~he aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book
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21, Plat No. 1350, thence running in an easterly direction with the north line of said
Outlot A, being also the south line of Flora Lane as shown on said plat, to the
northeast comer of Outlot A, thence running in a southerly direction with the east
line of Outlot A, being the west line of the 20 foot alley as shown on said plat, to the
southeast comer of Outlot A, being also the northeast comer of Parcel A, Block 16
as shown on a plat of Section Three, Woodside Forest Subdivision, recorded among
the aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book 25, Plat No. 1583; thence running in a
southerly direction with the east line of said Parcel A, being also the west line of the
20 foot alley as shown on said plat, to the southeast comer of Parcel A, thence
continuing in a southerly direction across White Oak Drive to the northeast comer
of Parcel A, Block 15, as shown on said plat, thence continuing in a southerly
direction with the east line of said Parcel A, Block 15, being also the west line of
said 20 foot alley, to the southeast comer of Parcel A, thence continuing in a
southerly direction with the west line of said 20 foot alley as shown on another plat
of Section Three, Woodside Forest recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in
Plat Book 20, Plat No. 1233, to the northeast comer of Lot 2, as shown on a plat of
dedication for Columbia Boulevard recorded among the aforesaid Land Records in
Plat Book 5, Plat No. 443, thence continuing in a southerly direction with the east
lines of Lots 2 to 12, inclusive, being also the west line of the 20 foot alley as shown
on said dedication plat, to the north line of Columbia Boulevard, thence continuing
in a southerly direction across said Columbia Boulevard to the northeast comer of
Parcel A, Block B, as shown on a plat of Woodside Village recorded among the
aforesaid Land Records in Plat Book 9, Plat No. 693, thence continuing in a
southerly direction with the east line of said Parcel A, Block B, being also the west
line of the 20 foot alley, and running across Corwin Drive to the northeast comer of
Parcel A, Block A, as shown on said plat of Woodside Village, thence continuing in
a southerly direction with the east line of said Parcel A and with the east line of Lot
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17, Block A, being also the west line of said 20 foot alley as shown on said plat, to
the southeast comer of said Lot 17, being on the north line of Ridge Road, now
Luzerne A venue; thence running in a southwesterly direction with the south line of
Lot 17, being also the north line of said Ridge Road, now Luzerne A venue, to the
southwest comer of Lot 17, being on the east line of Georgia A venue, thence running
in a northerly direction with the east line of Georgia A venue, being the westlines of
said Lot 17 and Parcel A, Block A, as shown on said plat of Woodside Village, to
the northwest comer of said Parcel A, being the intersection of said east line of
Georgia A venue with the south line of the aforesaid Corwin Drive, thence running
in a northwesterly direction, diagonally across Georgia A venue to the place of
beginning.
There shall also be included within said district the property known as Lot 11, Block
A, Montgomery Hills Subdivision, as shown on Plat No. 1648, Plat Book 26,
recorded among the land records of Montgomery County.
There shall also be included within said district the following area: Beginning at the
intersection of the northeast line of Georgia Avenue and the southerly line of Flora
Lane and running in a northeasterly direction along the southerly line of Flora Lane
to its intersection with westerly line of the 20 foot alley si!uated in Block 16, Section
3, Woodside Forest, thence due north along a straight line to its intersection with the
northerly side of Flora Lane, thence in a southwesterly direction along the northerly
line of Flora Lane to its intersection with the northeast line of Georgia A venue,
thence in a southeasterly direction along the northeast line of Georgia A venue to the
point of beginning.
There shall also be included within said district the property known as Lots 18, 19,
20, 1, and 2, Block I, Montgomery Hills Subdivision, as shown on Plat No. 381, Plat
Book 4, recorded among the lands records of Montgomery County.
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There shall also be included within said district the property known as part of Lots
1, 2 and 3, Block A, Section 1, North Woodside; as shown on Plat No. 250, Plat
Book 3, recorded among the land records of Montgomery County and more
particularly described as follows:
Being for the same at a pipe set at the intersection of the North line of Luzerne
A venue with the West line of 16th Street Extension as shown on Maryland State
Roads Commission Plat No. 16876, thence with the North line of Luzerne Avenue,
being also the south line of said Lot 3;
(1) Along the arc of a curve to the right having a radius of 2242.01 feet, a
distance of 23.22 feet, chord S 64 degrees 44' 24" W 23.22 feet to a pipe at the rear
comer of Lots 3 and 4, Block A, thence with the rear lines of Lots 3, 2 and 1, Block
A, as resurveyed,
(2) N 17 degrees 09' 14" W 196.01 feet to a pipe at the rear comer of Lots 1
and 2 thence with a part of the north line of Lot 1, as resurveyed,
(3) N 78 degrees 55' 40" E 102.35 feet to intersect the aforesaid west line of
16th Street, thence with said line, two (2) courses,
(4) S 40 degrees 57' 20" E 3.00 feet to intersect a curve to the right, thence,
(5) Along the arc of said curve 199.96 feet, chord S 06 degrees 54' 45" W
196.05 feet, to the place ofbeginning, containing 14,331 square feet ofland.
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There shall also be included in the aforegoing described area any lot partially within
and partially without such area zoned for commercial or industrial use.]
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60-6. Off-street parking facilities-Exemption or reduction from tax where
provided.
(a)
Tax exemption=-
Real property and tangible personal property may be
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lessee of real property or tangible personal property in a parking lot
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personal property in a parking lot district complies with all of the
requirements of subsection (c) of this section, the taxes levied on the
real property and tangible personal property under section 60-3 of this
[chapter] Chapter [shall] must be reduced as follows:
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For general retail, a [sixty (60)] 60 percent reduction.
For a hotel, motel, or inn, a [seventy-five (75)] 75 percent
reduction.
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For a restaurant or similar place dispensing food, drink, or
refreshments, a [fifty (50)] 50 percent reduction.
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For a recreational commercial establishment, other than a theater,
auditorium, or stadium, a
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40)] 40 percent reduction.
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For an indoor or legitimate theater, a [forty (40)] 40 percent
reduction.
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For a multiple-family dwelling, a [sixty (60)] 60 percent
reduction.
(7)
For a mixed use, a [fifty (50)] 50 percent reduction.
(c)
To be eligible for a reduction under subsection (b) of this Section:
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The owner or lessee [shall] must comply with the provisions of
this [chapter) Chapter that are required for an exemption from
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The owner or lessee must provide off-street parking facilities that
comply with all of the requirements of Division 6.2 of Chapter
59, except for the schedule of required parking spaces;
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patrons and employees of the respective land-use activity during
weekday daytime hours. This provision also applies to mixed-
use developments where these restricted spaces must be located
in the most convenient and visible area of the parking facility
nearest to the establishment being served; and
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percentage of the ["schedule of requirements" under Division
6.2) minimum "Parking Requirements" under Section 6.2.4 of
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For a hotel, motel, or inn, at least [seventy-five (75))
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For a multiple-family dwelling, at least [sixty (60)]
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For all other individual uses, [one hundred (100)]
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For a mixed use where any land or building is used
for two [(2)] or more purposes, the total number of parking
spaces required shall be the sum of the separate
requirements for the individual land use categories in
subparagraphs [(i)] (A) through [(vii)] .(Q} of this
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[It
shall be unlawful to park any truck, bus or other vehicle having a gross
weight of more than six thousand (6,000) pounds, or a trailer or semitrailer regardless
of weight, except a vehicle actually engaged
in
work on the premises, or to park any
unregistered, unlicensed or abandoned vehicle or to park any vehicle of any type for
a period in excess of twenty-four (24) hours on any parking lot established or
maintained
in
accordance with the provisions of this chapter, whether such lot to be
owned or leased by Montgomery Councy or owned by an individual, firm or
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association; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent the parking of any
vehicle on a lot owned by an individual, firm or association, if the permission of the
individual, firm or association has been obtained, and provided further that nothing
herein contained shall apply to school buses owned by Montgomery County.]
[60-18. Same-Impoundment of vehicles.]
[Any vehicle parked on any lot described in section 60-17 for a period in
excess of twenty (20) hours may be taken into possession by a police officer of the
county and towed to some proper storage place and there held until the towing and
storage charges incurred shall have been paid.]
[60-19. Same-Penalty.]
[Any person violating any of the provisions of section 60-17, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars
($50.00) or imprisoned for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days for each violation.]
[60-20. Reserved.]
Sec. 2. Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this legislation is necessary for the immediate
protection of the public interest. This Act takes effect on July 1, 2017.
Approved:
Roger Berliner, 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
Expedited Bill 15-17
Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot districts -Areas Defined
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Tax Exemption
DESCRIPTION:
The bill merges the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District (PLD) with
the Silver Spring PLD, replaces descriptions of PLD boundaries with
URL
links to GIS maps, clarifies the application requirement for a tax
exemption, and deletes duplicate provisions of law.
Montgomery Hills PLD is an underutilized parking resource not
necessitating its own budget and fiscal plan. The metes and bounds
descriptions of PLD boundaries are not user friendly. Chapter 60
contains provisions that are duplicative of provisions in Chapter 31.
To merge Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District and Silver Spring
Parking Lot District and make certain provisions of Chapter 60 clearer
and more user friendly.
Department of Transportation
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
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PROBLEM:
GOALSAND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
Division of Parking Management
To be researched.
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Isiah Leggett
County Executive
ROCK VILLE. MARYLAND
208SO
MEMORANDUM
April 10, 2017
TO:
FROM:
Roger Berliner, Council President
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Isiah
Leggett, County F.xecuti-=V
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RE:
Amendments to County Code
Chapter 60
to Consolidate Montgomery HilJs PLD
and Silver Spring PLD into a single district and to
Chapter 31
to increase the
continuous time a vehicle may park in an off-street facility
I request that you introduce the attached Chapter 60 and Chapter 31 Amendments.
Both bills will
be
effective July I, 2017. The Chapter60 Amendment merges the Montgomery
Hills PLD with the Silver Spring PLD. The Chapter 31 Amendment increases the time a vehicle
is permitted to continuously park in an off-street public parking facility from 24 hours to 14
days.
The Amendment to Chapter 60 will create a unified district. The collllty proposes
to consolidate the Montgomery Hills PLD into the Silver Spring PLD. The Silver Spring PLD
botmdaries wiJI be extended to encompass the existing Montgomery Hills PLD. The
Montgomery Hills PLD is a low supply. low demand district and this consideration simplifies
budgetary, policy, record.keeping and public infonnation matters. A resolution wiJI be sought
to
provide that this unification will not impact the different pricing rates
in
the districts.
The Amendment to Chapter 31 will accommodate the
growth
of mixed-use
activity centers in the PLDs. The county proposes pennitting vehicles to continuously
park
in
off-street public parking facilities for a maximum of 14 days. This change will
align
with
existing conditions and thus ensure the increasing number of urban residents and their visitors
will
be
allowed to park uninterrupted for an extended period of time, unless signed otherwise.
Attachments
1. Chapter 60 amendment
2. Chapter 31 ~26 amendment
cc:
Al Roshdieh, Department of Transportation
Jose Thommana, Division of Parking Management
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Bill
XX-17
-Transportation (Parking)
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Amendments to County Code Chapter 60
1. Legislative Summary
This bill would merge the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District (PLO) into the Silver
Spring PLO.
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.
This bill does not change the parking rates for properties associated with either PLD,
creating no change to the revenues assumed in the County Executive's FYI 8
recommended budget.
The merging of the PLDs is expected to streamline work flow processes, and improve
customer service by expand flexible parking options for the increasing downtown
population. However, these actions are expected
to
have a de minimus impact on
expenditures.
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
As
per the response to #2, there is no projected impact over the next 6 fiscal
years.
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would
affect retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. An estimate of expenditures 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 if the bill authorizes
future spending.
Not applicable.
7.
An estimate of the
staff
time needed
to
implement the
biJL
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8. An explanation of how the addition of new staff responsibilities would affect other
duties.
Not applicable.
9. An estimate of costs when an additional appropriation is needed.
No additional appropriation is needed.
10. A description of any variable that could affect revenue and cost estimates.
Not applicable.
11. Ranges of revenue or expenditures that are uncertain or difficult to project.
Not applicahl(?.
12.
If
a bill
is
likely to have no fiscal impact, why that is the case.
This bill is likely to have no fiscal impact as it does not change the parking rates, and
makes no adjustments to staffing or other expenditures.
13. Other fiscal impacts or comments.
Not applicable.
14. The following contributed to and concurred with
this
analysis:
Corey Orlosky, Office
of
Management and Budget
Jeremy Souders, MCDOT, Division of Parking Management
Jose Thommana, MCDOT, Division
of
Parking Management
Date
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill :n-17 Transportation
(Parking) -
Amendments to County Code Chapter 60
Background:
This bill would merge the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District (PW) into the Silver Spring
PLD.
1.
The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
This legislation does not have an economic
impact
since it only authorizes a merger of the
Montgomery
Hills
PLO
into
the Silver Spring
PW.
The bill does not.change the
par.king
rates or anticipated utilization rates for properties associated
with
either
PW,
creating no
change
to
the revenues assumed
in
the County
Executive's
FY18 recommended budget.
The
merging
of
the PLDs
is
expected
to
streamline
work
flow processes, as we11 as
to expand
flexible parking options for the increasing downtown resident population.
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
This
legislation
does not have an economic
impact.
3. The Bill's positive or negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, savings,
investment, incomes, and property values
in
the County.
Please see the answer to question 1.
4.
If
a Bill
is
likely
to
have no economic impact,
why
is
that
the case?
Please see the answer to question 1.
S. The following
contributed to
or concurred
with
this analysis:
David Platt, Dennis Hetman, and Robert Hagedoom,
Finance.
Date
Department
of
Finance
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TESTIMONY ON BEHALF OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
ON EXPEDITED BILL 15-17, SILVER SPRING, BETHESDA, WHEATON
AND MONTGOMERY HILLS PARKING LOTS DISTRICTS -AREAS
DEFINED -TAX EXEMPTION
June 13, 2017
Good afternoon, Council President Berliner and Members of the Council. I
am Jose Thommana, Chief of the Division of Parking Management in the
Department of Transportation. I am here today to testify on behalf of County
Executive Isiah Leggett in support of Expedited Bill 15-17 which is an amendment
to County Code Chapter 60.
This amendment will merge the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District
(PLD) into the Silver Spring PLD. The Montgomery Hills PLD is an underutilized
parking resource, not requiring its own budget and fiscal plan. Given its low
supply and low demand character, this legislation would simplify budgetary,
policy, recordkeeping and public information matters.
Further, the existing rate resolution not only permits Montgomery Hills to
maintain its different price structure from Silver Spring, but also allows for
Montgomery Hills rates to fall in line with Silver Spring's without seeking further
resolutions. Such parking flexibility is important as the County strives to
strengthen the Montgomery Hills commercial corridor.
·
This legislation also clarifies the application requirements for property
owners within the PLDs for a tax exemption or reduction and deletes duplicate
provisions of law that appear in both Chapters 60 and 31.
Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and your favorable
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service. The corresponding partially-allocated rate for Metro bus is $117.62/hour for FYI 8, which is up
from $115.73 from FY17. Therefore, at the margin, it is still generally more cost-effective for the
County to add Ride On service rather than Metrobus service. DOT has provided a more detailed
breakdown of Ride On's $95.49/hour partially allocated cost and $115.64/hour fully allocated cost
(©28).
III.
FY18 Operating Budget: Parking Lot District (PLO) Funds
Overview.
The Executive's recommendations for the PLD Funds are attached on ©29-42. For
FY18, the Executive recommends total expenditures of $28,590,406 for the Parking Lot District Funds,
a $1,241,644 (4.5%) increase from the FY17 approved budget. Operating Budget Full-Time
Equivalents (FTEs) would remain unchanged at 48.53 FTEs.
Security.
No workyear changes ~e recommended for parking garage and lot security in FY18.
All the security again will be provided by contract security guards, except for 6,000 of 44,402 hours in
the Silver Spring PLD, which will continue to be provided by the Clean
&
Safe Team. The cost will
increase by $66,756 due to a negotiated higher cost per hour for contract security.
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Montgomery Hills.
Periodically there have been suggestions to merge this tiny PLD with the
Silver Spring PLD, for administrative simplicity as much as anything else. There were two potential
problems with this: (1) the Montgomery Hills property tax rate has historically been much lower than
Silver Spring's, so the taxes on Montgomery Hills businesses would had to have been increased
substantially; and (2) the parking fees in Montgomery Hills have been historically lower than Silver
Spring's, and so the rates for its lots would had to have been increased higher
than
what the market there
would bear.
However, neither of problems exist anymore. Two years ago, the Council set the property tax in
all four PLDs at $0/$100. It also allows DOT to set parking fees at rates lower than the maximum
within any PLD. Therefore, the two districts can be merged without having an effect on taxes or fees in
Montgomery Hills. Given that the Silver Spring CBD is in robust fiscal shape (see below), there may
never be a better opportunity to merge the Montgomery Hills PLD into the Silver Spring CBD. Earlier
this month the Executive transmitted a bill that would do exactly that. Its transmittal
was
too late for it
to be acted upon until June. Therefore, if the Council concurs with the Executive, it should approve the
rate resolution (Section I, above) and the Silver Spring PLD budget accordingly. After the bill's public
hearing, should the Council decide not to merge the districts, it will need to amend the rate resolution
and the PLD budget in June.
In 2004 the Council amended Chapter 60-16 of the County Code to allow an annual transfer
from the Montgomery Hills PLD to the Silver Spring Regional Services Center to provide for
streetscape maintenance and minor capital projects in Montgomery Hills, essentially treating it as a mini
urban district (but without an urban district tax). The provision, in its entirety, is as follows:
{e) Notwithstanding the limits in subsection (a) or (b) or any other provision of this Chapter, the County
Council may transfer revenue from the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District parking
tax:
(I) to fund activities of the Silver Spring Regional Services Center in the Montgomery HilJs Parking
District, an amount in Fiscal Year 2005 that does not exceed $15,000, and
in
each succeeding fiscal year
does not exceed the maximum amount for the previous fiscal year increased by the annual average
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increase, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the Washington-Baltimore
metropolitan area, or any successor index, for the previous calendar year, to:
(A)
provide and maintain amenities, fa~ade improvements, streetscape improvements, and property
in public rights-of-way;
(B) promote and implement activities that benefit residential and commercial interests in the
district. These activities may incidentally benefit neighboring communities; and
(C)
enhance the
safety
and security of persons and property in public areas; and
(2)
to
fund projects in the Capital Improvements Program that improve the street and sidewalk
infrastructure serving the Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District.
For the past few years the budgeted transfer has been $5,000/year. Since the Executive's bill would
eliminate the Montgomery Hills
PLD
as an entity, it would have the collateral effect of discontinuing
this transfer, unless a provision were inserted enabling the (newly expanded) Silver Spring
PLD
to
transfer such funds. When the bill comes before the Council in June, Council staff will recommend
precisely that.
Council staff recommendation: Show in the Silver Spring PLD's FY18 budget-and
in the PSP for subsequent years-a transfer of $5,000 annually to the Silver Spring Regional
Services Center budget for streetscape maintenance
in
Montgomery Hills.
Transfers.
In
2014 the Council approved a provision in Chapter 60-16 that allows the Council to
transfer, by resolution, funds from one
PLD
to another if the resolution stipulates the reason for the
transfer and the terms of repayment. The provision, in its entirety, is as follows:
(t)
(1)
Notwithstanding the limits in subsection (a) or (b) or any other provision of this Chapter, the
County Council may authorize the transfer of revenue from parking fees collected in a parking lot district
in any fiscal year to temporarily fund the operations of another parking lot district. In this subsection,
"parking fee" means revenue from parking meters, parking permits, or any other user charge for parking.
(2) The Council must approve any transfer under this subsection in the resolution approving the
district's annual operating budget or in a separate resolution. Each transfer of funds must
be
conditioned
on a reasonable repayment agreement. Each authorizing resolution must specify:
(A)
the purposes for which the transferred funds may be used; and
(B) the terms of repayment to the originating parking lot district.
To date the Council has approved two transfers. The first, approved as part of the FY15 Operating
Budget resolution, transferred $1.5 million from the Silver Spring PLD to the Bethesda PLD in FY15,
requiring the reimbursement in FY16 (©43), and in FY16 the reimbursement occurred. The second,
approved the following year, transferred $3 million from the Silver Spring
PLD
to the Bethesda
PLD
in
FY16, with the Council stating that the Council "expects" the funds to be repaid in FY18 (©44).
However, after it was pointed out that the law requires stipulating the terms of repayment, the Council
amended the budget resolution a few weeks later stating the FY16 transfer "must" be repaid in FY18
(©45-46), and it will be.
As noted in Section
I,
the Executive is showing the reimbursement of the $3 million transfer to
the Bethesda
PLD
to be deferred from FY18 to FY20. This cannot be done without the Council
explicitly approving it by resolution; if the Council approves, it would
be
included among the
miscellaneous provisions of the FY18 Operating Budget resolution,just as the prior transfers were in the
FY15 and FY16 resolutions. The Silver Spring
PLD
can absorb this deferral (see, again, Section
I).
Council staff recommends a $3 million transfer from the Silver Spring PLD to the Bethesda PLD,
with the reimbursement
in
FY20.
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Parking Convenience Sticker
Daily Parking Permit
"AM/PM" Parking Permit
Garage Specific Monthly Access
(Except for Garage 60 and 61)
b. Carpool Permits
2 Persons
3 and 4 Persons
5 or More Persons
c. Townhouse Resident Permit
d. Permit in Garages 9 and 16 for residents in the area bounded by
Blair Mill Road, Eastern Avenue and Georgia Avenue
3. Garages 60 and 61
Monthly Permit
Resolution No.: 18-808
$123.00 Per Month
$7 .80 Per Day
$20.00 Per Month
123.00 or Less Per Month
$87.00 Per Month
$49.00 Per Month
$11.00 Per Month
$2.00 Per Month
$95.00 Per Month
$1.00 Per Hour
$189 .00 Per Month
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1. Meters on-street from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and in lots from 9 am to 6 pm,
Monday through Saturday, and in garages from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday
Short-Term (First 4 hours)
$0.75 Per Hour
Long-Term (More than 4 hours)
$0.60 or Less Per Hour
2. Special Permits
Parking Convenience Sticker
Townhouse Resident Permit
$113.00 Per Month
$2.00 Per Month
[5. Montgomery Hills Parking Lot District
1. Meters on-street from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday, and in lots from 9 am to 6 pm,
Monday through Friday
Short-Term (First 4 hours)
$0.50 Per Hour
Long-Term (More than 4 hours)
$0.50 Per Hour
2. Special Permits
Parking Convenience Sticker
Townhouse Resident Permit
$90.00 Per Month
$2.00 Per Month]
[6.] D. Areas Outside Parking Lot Districts
1. Meters on-street and in lots from 7 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday
Short-Term (First 4 hours)
Long-Term (More than 4 hours)
$1.00 Per Hour
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SDAT: Real Property Search
https://sdat.dat.maryland.gov/RealProperty/Pages/default.aspx
Real Property Data Search
Search Result for MONTGOMERY COUNTY
View Map
View GroundRent Redemption
View GroundRent Registration
Account Identifier:
Owner Name:
Mailing Address:
District
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Account Number
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01029548
Owner Information
MONTG CO MD
EOB 101 MONROE ST
ROCKVILLE MD 20850
Use:
Principal Residence:
Deed Reference:
EXEMPT
NO
/01697/ 00480
Premises Address:
Map:
JP11
Location & Structure Information
SEMINARY RD
Legal Description:
0-0000
LTS 1, 2& 7 MONTG HILLS
PARKING LOT NO 12
Grid:
0000
Parcel:
0000
Sub
District:
Subdivision:
0018
Section:
Block:
Lot:
6
Assessment
Year:
2016
NONE
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Plat
No:
Plat
Ref:
E
Town:
Ad Valorem:
Tax Class:
Special Tax Areas:
Primary Structure Built
Above Grade Living Area
Finished Basement Area
Property Land Area
29,191 SF
County Use
460
Stories
Basement
Type
Exterior
Full/Half Bath
Value Information
Garage
Last Major Renovation
Base Value
Value
As of
01/01/2016
338,800
12,000
350,800
Transfer Information
Phase-in Assessments
As of
As of
07/01/2016
07/01/2017
Land:
Improvements
Total:
Preferential Land:
303,500
12,000
315,500
327,267
339,033
0
0
Seller:
Type:
Seller:
Type:
Seller:
Type:
Partial Exempt Assessments:
County:
State:
Municipal:
Tax Exempt:
Exempt Class:
Class
540
540
540
Date:
Deed1:
Date:
Deed1:
Date:
Deed1:
Exemption Information
07/01/2016
327,267.00
327,267.00
0.0010.00
Price:
Deed2:
Price:
Deed2:
Price:
Deed2:
07/01/2017
339,033.00
339,033.00
0.0010.00
Special Tax Recapture:
NONE
Homestead Application Information
Homestead Application Status:
No Application
Homeowners' Tax Credit Application Information
Homeowners' Tax Credit Application Status:
No Application
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