Montgomery County Council to Hold Public Hearings on Nov. 28, 2023 and Jan. 16, 2024

Per Montgomery County: The County Council will hold public hearings to receive testimony on new items introduced to the Council as follows:

  • Supplemental Appropriation #24-27 to the FY24 Operating Budget, Montgomery County Public Schools, Reducing Overidentification in Special Education Grant, $1,000,000 (Source of Funds: State Grant)
  • Supplemental Appropriation #24-28 to the FY24 Operating Budget, Montgomery County Public Schools, Stronger Connections Grant, $3,000,000 (Source of Funds: State Grant)
  • Supplemental Appropriation # 24-32 to the FY24 Operating Budget Montgomery County Government State’s Attorney’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance Grant FY23 Body-worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies – Competitive Grant Award, $948,103 (Source of Funds: Federal Grant)
  • Special Appropriation #24-39 to the FY24 Operating Budget Montgomery County Government, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Respite Center for Arriving Migrants Grant Program, SAMU Foundation (d.b.a. SAMU First Response), $2,261,663 (Source of Funds: General Fund Undesignated Reserves)
  • Supplemental Appropriation #24-9 to the FY24 Operating Budget Montgomery County Government, Department of Health and Human Services, 988 Crisis Hotline Services, $960,000 (Source of Funds: State Grant)
  • Bill 40-23, Tree Canopy and Roadside Tree Requirements – Fee Revisions, would amend fees payable to the Tree Canopy Conservation Account; amend fees payable to the Street Tree Planting Fund; and generally, amend the laws regarding tree canopy requirements and roadside tree work.

Jan. 16, 2024 at 1:30 p.m.
Deadline to sign up to speak is Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.

  • Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 23-38, Transferable Development Rights – Cemetery, would allow certain parcels in the Agricultural Reserve (AR) zone that have Transfer of Development Rights (TDRs) to be allowed to be used as cemeteries; and generally, amend the provisions for TDRs.
  • Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 23-39, Farming – Incidental Outdoor Stays, would allow incidental outdoor stays as a part of agritourism; and generally, amend the accessory farming uses.

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