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Upcounty Action meets April 19, 2014

Upcounty Action will meet on Saturday at my home in Olney at 2:00pm.  

My address is 18649 Clovercrest Circle; this is a TH community so parking is limited, please park in the pool lot or along Lindenwood.
 
The council is going through the budget hearings, the campaign season is in full swing as we move toward the primaries on June 24th and many candidates are jockeying toward the open Planning Board charimanship.
 
The General Assembly has ended the 2014 season; we will look at some of the pluses and minuses.
 
We can celebrate the achievements made in the Ten Mile Creek resolution but must consider future developments carefully.
Issues regarding M83 will be updated by Margaret Schoap at this meeting also.  Do let us know of any other environmental concerns impacting your neighborhoods.
 
So we have lots to discuss.  Please let me know if you have any items to add to the agenda.  Do invite others to join us; I know some may be away due to the holidays, but I hope we can have a good turnout.
 
The agenda will be sent out later in the week.
Please sign up as a friend on Face Book and add your name to our email list on the website at:Upcountyaction.org
 
Thanks to those who have paid dues – to those who have not yet joined – they are $30.00 per person and may be mailed to Upcounty Action at:  PO Box 132 Brookeville MD 20833.
 
Mark your calendars for the “Green” County Council Candidates Forum:
Wednesday April 23rd.  7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza
This is being sponsored by Conervation Montgomery.

Upcounty Action meets 3-15-14

We will meet at the Ouuta the Way Cafe in Derwood at 2:00pm

Agenda

1. Update on Ten Mile Creek

2. M-83 update/UCAB

3. Comsat property for sale

4. Clarksburg Town Center?

5. Transportation forum

6. Primary Elections set

7. Planning Board Chair vacancy

8. Minimum wage bill in Annapolis advances

9. School construction bill in trouble

10. Council to start budget discussions

Hope you can join us!

Next meeting is on Saturday April 19th – Place TBD

Testimony before County Council

The CIP is a budgeted 5 year plan for projects in the county. The County Executive sends this to the County Council for approval everyother even numbered year.
I will be testifying before hearings this week on the upcoming plans.
The budget can be reviewed at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/OMB/FY15/ciprec/index.html

Reminder: Upcounty Action meets next on February 15th – volunteer host is needed.

Meeting notice

Reminder – our next meeting is Saturday January 18, 2014!

Upcounty Action will have its’ January meeting on Saturday January 18, 2014 at 18649 Clovercrest Circle in Olney at 2:00pm. Join us to discuss issues with upper county development, the Planning Board Chair change and issues with Ten Mile Creek. Other topics wil include the county council budget, zoning and transportation. Let me know if you can come.

Agenda: 

1. Zoning Code rewrite nears final vote
 
2. Ten Mile Creek work sessions continue – 
[House Party Concert on Sunday]
 
3. Planning Board Chair to step down – many names being mentioned
 
4. 18 applicants vie for interim Council seat;  about one month left for applicants to file for all elective offices for June Primary.
 
5. State to address minimum wage issue 
 
6. Large rally in Annapolis to support rent stabilization
 
7. School construction funds request downplayed by State leaders