Department of General Services

January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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August 3, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery’s Ford Explorers Have Cracked Manifolds

Across the country, police agencies are becoming concerned that officers, who drive Ford Explorers, are becoming ill from carbon monoxide poisoning. In Montgomery County, the Department of General Services has been monitoring the Explorers since January, said David Dise, the department’s director. Of the 108 Explorers the county operates, 60 to 80 percent have cracked […]

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August 2, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Crews Remove Dozens of Trees Outside Public Safety Headquarters Building for New Microgrid Project (VIDEO)

If you have visited the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters building in Gaithersburg this week, you may have seen tree removal crews at work in the parking lot. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that dozens of trees are coming down so that the county can install a new microgrid project. According to the county’s website, Duke […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Announces 16 Alternative Fuel Vehicles Will Be Added to County’s Fleet

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced the replacement of 15 cars used by the Department of General Services (DGS) with energy efficient ones by the end of Fiscal Year 17. As part of Montgomery County’s commitment to achieving energy efficiency, DGS staff and other county agencies will have access to Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, according […]

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August 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Solar Panels Are Being Installed at Council Office Building in Rockville (VIDEO)

Solar panels are being installed on the roof of the Montgomery County Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.  The solar energy system is expected to generate more than 53,000 kilowatt hours of energy each year. “The Department of General Services deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the fantastic job they have […]

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May 26, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Bed Bugs Discovered in Montgomery County HHS Building

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building located on 401 Hungerford Drive was recently treated for a bed bug infestation. According to County Spokesperson Patrick Lacefield, on May 18th  HHS staff notified the Department of General Services (DGS) Division of Facilities Management (DFM) of a possible bed bug infestation at the 401 […]

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December 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Dise Calls for Radon Testing at County Facilities

David Dise, director of the Department of General Services (DGS) for Montgomery County, said he is calling for radon tests of county facilities following news that 26 Montgomery County public schools and two other MCPS buildings tested positive for elevated levels of radon. “Given the results reported by MCPS, I have initiated an investigation of […]

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April 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

County Opens Second Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS), Division of Fleet Management Services, recently opened its second compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center (EMTOC) at 17000 Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville. The new site offers both CNG and E85 fuel and is open to the […]

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