Montgomery County Council

February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Takes Up New Rules for Solar Panels

Montgomery County residents and businesses could have greater access for solar arrays creating electricity from sunshine. Councilmembers Tom Hucker, George Leventhal and Marc Elrich have introduced a zoning text amendment that will allow solar installations with a capacity of up to 2 megawatts — enough electricity to power 200 nearby homes. “Nearly everyone agrees we’re […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things you need to know for Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia last night that continues until 9 a.m. 2. Solar Production: The Montgomery County Council is expected to introduce a bill to expand solar production. 3. New Member Mixer: Montgomery County League of Women Voters will have […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Montgomery County

In addition to National Frozen Yogurt Day #FroYo, here’s five things to know today, Feb. 6., in Montgomery County: 1. Livestream of Tribute: Montgomery Community Media (MCM) will celebrate the career and contributions of our former Chief Executive Officer, Merlyn Reineke who died unexpectedly Dec. 22. Watch the livestream, here. 2. Student Mental Health Forum: Students, […]

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January 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Issues Proclamation for Longtime Council Administrator

The Montgomery County Council issued a proclamation Tuesday to honor Steve Farber, the longtime council administrator, who is retiring. Farber, 75, of Chevy Chase, officially retires Wednesday. He joined the council staff in 1991. Since then, he has served seven councils. A graduate of Harvard and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, Farber serves as […]

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January 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Jan. 30, in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County has issued a hypothermia alert for Tuesday starting at 12 a.m. continuing through Wednesday at 12 a.m. 2. Savings Plan: The Montgomery County Council is expected to vote on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Savings Plan. The FY18 Savings Plan is based on […]

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January 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council to Vote on Mid-Year Budget Savings Plan

The Montgomery County Council will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to vote on a proposed fiscal 2018 savings plan. The plan would cut $53.3 million from the operating budget, which pays for day-to-day expenses, and $9.3 million from the capital budget, which schedules large projects. The plan is based on Department of Finance estimates that […]

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Jan. 23 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Tuesday, Jan. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Prescription Drug Affordability: The Montgomery County Council is expected to vote on a resolution to support prescription drug affordability in the county at its regular scheduled session. 2. Closing Early: The County’s Health and Human Services Office of Eligibility and Support Services’ (OESS) programs […]

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January 18, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Jan. 18 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Thursday, Jan. 18, in Montgomery County: 1. Boom in Bethesda: Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation(MCDOT) will conduct a single controlled blast beneath Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Medical Center Metro Station today between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 2. Local Emergency Planning Council: The Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC) will […]

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January 17, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know For Jan. 17 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Slippery Roads: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our area until to 11 a.m. The Service said the heaviest will come right about 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the morning commute. Snow continues right now. It […]

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December 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Legislation Allows Homeowners to Prepay Property Taxes

The Montgomery County Council held a special legislative session Tuesday to enable residents to prepay their 2018 county property tax in 2017, which would increase a deduction on their 2017 federal tax return. The measure passed by a 7-1 vote. The bill requires the county to refund any amount paid that is greater than the […]

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