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INTRODUCTION

The Montgomery County Charter (Section 302) requires the County Executive to submit a comprehensive six-year program for capital improvements, called the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), not later than January 15 of each even-numbered calendar year. The Charter requires that the annual capital budget be consistent with the six-year program. In odd-numbered calendar years, the approved CIP, together with any amendments, continues to guide capital investment.

The CIP includes all capital projects and programs for all agencies for which the County sets tax rates or approves budgets or programs. The CIP includes:

  • a statement of the objectives of capital programs;
  • the relationship of capital programs to the County's long-range development plans;
  • recommendations for capital projects and their construction schedules; and
  • estimates of costs, anticipated revenue sources, and impacts of the capital program on County revenues and the operating budget.

The County Charter (Section 302) also provides that the CIP may be amended at any time. In practice, amendments to the CIP are limited to conform to the requirement for a biennial, or every other year, CIP. Criteria for amendments generally include: use of funds from external sources; projects which address significant health or safety requirements; and economic development opportunities.

This section summarizes the CIP, its six-year projections of expenditures, and the fiscal policies and funding to support them. The complete County Executive's Recommended Amendments to the CIP are published as a separate document, and may be found at: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/omb/publications. The complete Approved CIP can be found on the same website.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Capital program goals and objectives for departments within the Montgomery County Government are provided in the program description and objectives subsections contained in the various sections of the Recommended CIP document. For other government agencies (Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Revenue Authority, and Housing Opportunities Commission), missions are more generally described, citing statutory authority, with agency capital programs supporting those goals. Further detail on the capital program goals and objectives for these agencies is contained in their CIP request documents, which may be obtained directly from each agency.

CAPITAL PROGRAM PLANNING

Planning Policies

Planning for capital improvements is tied to the County's continuing development and growth in population, numbers of households, and businesses. Land use master plans and sector plans for the County's geographic planning areas anticipate needs for roads, schools, and other facilities required by new or changing population. The County continues its efforts to improve the linkages between County planning activities, the CIP and the Operating Budget.

General Plan and Master Plans and Sector Plans

The General Plan Refinement of FY94 recognizes the importance of establishing priorities for the provision of public facilities. The CIP gives high priority to areas of greatest employment and residential density when allocating public investment. Some County master plans include phasing elements which provide guidance about the timing and sequence of capital facilities to develop a CIP that serves long-range needs. Copies of the County's General Plan and adopted master plans and sector plans may be obtained directly from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).

Growth Policy

Overall planning policies involve an interdependence between the CIP as a budgeting document which allocates available public resources according to County priorities and the Growth Policy, the main purpose of which is to manage the location and pace of private development. The development ceiling element of the Growth Policy is designed to affect the staging of development, matching the timing of private development with the availability of public facilities. It identifies the need for public facilities to support private development and constrains the number of private subdivision approvals to those that can be accommodated by existing and programmed public facilities.

In order to guide subdivision approvals under the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), the Growth Policy tests the adequacy of four types of public facilities: transportation; schools; water and sewerage facilities; and police, fire, and health services. Copies of the County's currently approved Growth Policy may be obtained directly from the M-NCPPC website.

Functional Plans

Functional plans anticipate needs for government functions and services ranging from provision of water and sewerage to solid waste disposal, libraries, and fire and rescue services. Other studies assess future educational, health, and human services needs. These plans are analyzed for likely new facilities or service delivery requirements and their potential operating costs which will eventually add to annual operating budgets.

Public Input

The five local Citizens' Advisory Boards are encouraged to provide the County Executive with their development priorities during the preparation of each Capital Improvements Program. The County Council holds public hearings after receipt of the County Executive's Recommended Capital Improvements Program before deliberations on the program begin. All Council worksessions are public, and residents are encouraged to attend to present their views.

Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act

The Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act requires local governments to review all construction projects that involve the use of State funds, grants, loans, loan guarantees, or insurance for consistency with existing local plans. The County Executive or the requesting agency affirms that all projects which are expected to receive State financial participation conform to relevant local plans. This language appears in the "Disclosures" portion of the relevant project description forms.

County Council and Planning Board Review

During the Council review process, the Planning Board provides comments to the Council regarding conformance with local plans, and a final determination as to consistency of projects with adopted County plans is made by the County Council. The Council adopts the CIP and approves a list of applicable State participation projects.

Fiscal Policies

Prior to considering specific projects for inclusion in the Capital Improvements Program, Montgomery County develops projections of total resources available to the County as a whole, and to the CIP as a subset of the whole. A variety of assumptions underpin these projections.

Economic Assumptions

Revenue projections depend largely on assumptions regarding economic activity, including employment, income, inflation, interest rates, construction, home sales, and other economic conditions.

Demographic Assumptions

The CIP is based on demographic assumptions resulting from the Metropolitan Council of Governments (COG) Round 8.3 estimates as projected by M-NCPPC. This forecast predicts that the County will continue to experience steady population growth. Besides general population changes, demographic forecasts anticipate a strong growth phase for elementary school enrollment; middle school and high school enrollment are following close behind as the swell of elementary students move up.

Debt Capacity

To maintain its AAA bond rating, the County considers the following guidelines in deciding how much additional County general obligation debt may be issued in the six-year CIP period:

  • Total debt, both existing and proposed, should be kept at about 1.5 percent of full market value (substantially the same as assessed value) of taxable real property in the County.
  • Required annual debt service expenditures should be kept at about ten percent of the County's total tax supported operating budget. The tax supported operating budget excludes proprietary funds and grants.
  • Total debt outstanding and annual amounts issued, when adjusted for inflation, should not cause real debt per capita (i.e., after eliminating the effects of inflation) to rise significantly.
  • The rate of repayment of bond principal should be kept at existing high levels and in the 60-75 percent range during any ten-year period.
  • Total debt outstanding and annual amounts proposed should not cause the ratio of per capita debt to per capita income to rise significantly above its current level of about 3.5 percent.
The debt capacity schedule is displayed later in the Debt Service section.
Spending Affordability Assumptions

The County Charter (Section 305) requires that the Council adopt spending affordability guidelines for the capital and operating budgets. Spending affordability guidelines for the CIP have been interpreted in County law to be limits on the amount of general obligation debt and Park and Planning debt that may be approved for expenditure in the CIP. Spending affordability guidelines are adopted in odd-numbered calendar years, and limit the amount of general obligation debt that may be approved for the first year, the second year, and for the entire six years of the CIP. Similar provisions cover the bonds issued by M-NCPPC.

The Montgomery and Prince George's County Councils adopt one-year spending limits for Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). These spending control limits include guidelines for new debt and annual debt service.

General Obligation Debt Limits

General obligation debt usually takes the form of bond issues. General obligation debt pledges general tax revenue for repayment. Montgomery County has maintained a AAA rating, the highest quality rating available, for its general obligation bonds. This top rating by Wall Street rating agencies, enjoyed by very few local governments in the Country, assures Montgomery County of a ready market for its bonds and the lowest available interest rates on that debt.

IMPACT OF CAPITAL PROGRAM ON THE OPERATING BUDGET

Most capital improvement projects generate future operating budget costs in one or more of three ways: debt service; current revenues which fund projects not eligible for debt financing, and PAYGO which offsets the need to issue debt; and changes to the Operating Budget to support new or renovated facilities.

Debt Service

The annual payment of principal and interest on general obligation bonds and other long-term and shorter-term debt used to finance roads, schools, and other major projects is included in the operating budget as a required expenditure. The FY18 tax-supported debt service, as displayed later in the Debt Service section, is approximately $408.2 million.

Current Revenue and PAYGO

Certain CIP projects are funded directly with County current revenues to avoid costs of borrowing. These amounts are included in the operating budget as specific transfers to individual projects within the capital projects fund. PAYGO, or "pay as you go" funding, is an additional amount included in the operating budget as a direct bond offset to reduce the amount of borrowing required for project financing. The FY18 Current Revenue and PAYGO are displayed in Schedule A-3 and approximate $83.9 million.

Operating Budget Impacts (OBI)

The construction of government buildings and facilities usually results in new annual costs for maintenance, utilities, and additional staffing required for facility management and operation. Whenever a new or expanded facility involves program expansion, as with new school buildings, libraries, or fire stations, the required staffing and equipment (principals, librarians, fire apparatus) represent additional operating budget expenditures.

The CIP includes analysis of these operating budget impacts to aid in review and decisions on the timing of public facilities and to more clearly show what a new building or road will cost in addition to its construction costs and any required debt service. The project description forms published in the Recommended FY17-22 Amended CIP, display operating budget impacts of individual projects where applicable. The following chart summarizes the impact of the Recommended FY17-22 Amended CIP on the operating budget expenditures of the related departments.

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OPERATING BUDGET IMPACTS BY
DEPARTMENT AND FUND ($000s)
Fund/DepartmentFY17FY18FY19FY20FY21FY22
County General Fund
General Service & Transportation 658 621 69 (2,843) (2,887) (3,148)
Health and Human Services 1,006 1,329 1,352 2,220 2,229 2,229
Police 701 865 865 865 865 865
Public Libraries 2,065 2,065 3,033 2,977 2,977 2,977
Technology Services 2,028 66 (2,706) (2,706) (2,706) (2,706)
Mass Transit
Transit Services 4,018 4,950 1,893 1,893 1,864 1,864
Fire
Fire and Rescue Service 486 541 271 271 271 540
Recreation
Recreation 772 757 837 2,581 2,408 2,820
Water Quality Protection Fund
Environmental Protection 643 1,124 552 1,124 2,059 1,830
Total 12,377 12,318 6,166 6,382 7,080 7,271

PROJECT COST PROJECTIONS

Departments and agencies estimate the cost of each proposed capital project in current dollars. For the most part, County agencies use contracted cost estimators to develop project costs, and those estimates are reviewed and verified by County staff. Recent cost changes for construction commodities have been included, and projects are escalated to the mid-point of construction. Inflation is estimated separately, and funds are set aside to allow for inflation-driven cost increases in later years. During each even-numbered calendar year, all existing and proposed projects are reviewed centrally for changes to cost, scope and timing, and adjusted as necessary.

The County Charter (Section 307) provides for supplemental appropriations to address interim project cost increases. Unappropriated resources are set aside during the fiscal planning process to fund potential cost increases or for new projects which address urgent needs.

REVENUE SOURCES

The major revenue sources for the Capital Improvements Program are described in the Fiscal Policy section of the County Executive's Recommended CIP. There are three major types of revenue sources for the capital improvements program: current revenues (including PAYGO); proceeds from bonds and other debt instruments; and grants, contributions, reimbursements, or other funds from intergovernmental and other sources. In some cases, where both a public and a private goal may be achieved, the County enters partnerships with the private sector to finance and construct public facilities.

The specific funding sources for all expenditures are identified on each individual capital project description form.

Current Revenues

Current revenues from the General Fund are used for designated projects which involve broad public use and which fall outside any of the specialized funds. Generally, current revenues are used for the planning of capital projects.

PAYGO is current revenue set aside annually in the operating budget, but not appropriated. PAYGO is used to replace bonds for debt-eligible expenditures ("pay-as-you-go" financing) or when projects are not debt eligible or not eligible for tax-exempt financing. The County generally allocates PAYGO of at least ten percent of general obligation bonds planned for issue each year.

Bond Issues and Other Public Agency Debt

Bonds are used to spread the cost of construction of a public facility over time, such that those who benefit from it over time share in the costs. The County government and four of its Agencies are authorized by State law and/or County Charter to issue debt to finance CIP projects. This debt may be either general obligation or self-supporting debt.

County government general obligation bonds are issued for a wide variety of functions such as transportation, public schools, community college, public safety, and other programs. These bonds are legally-binding general obligations of the County and constitute an irrevocable pledge of its full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power. The money to repay general obligation debt comes primarily from general revenues, except that debt service on general obligation bonds, if any, issued for projects of Parking Districts, Liquor, or Solid Waste funds is supported from the revenues of those enterprises.

M-NCPPC is authorized to issue general obligation bonds, also known as Park and Planning bonds, for the acquisition and development of local and certain special parks and advance land acquisition, with debt limited to that supportable within tax rates established for the Commission.

County Revenue Bonds are bonds authorized by the County to finance specific projects such as parking garages and solid waste facilities, with debt service to be paid from pledged revenues received in connection with the projects. Proceeds from revenue bonds may be applied only to costs of projects for which they are authorized. They are considered separate from general obligation debt and do not constitute a pledge of the full faith and credit or unlimited taxing power of the County.

County revenue bonds have been used in the Bethesda and Silver Spring Parking Districts, supported by parking fees and fines together with parking district property taxes. County revenue bonds have also been issued for County Solid Waste Management facilities, supported with the revenues of the Solid Waste Disposal system.

The Montgomery County Revenue Authority has authority to issue revenue bonds and to otherwise finance projects through notes and mortgages with land and improvements serving as collateral. These are paid through revenues of the Authority's several enterprises, which include golf courses and the Montgomery County Airpark.

The County also uses the Revenue Authority as a conduit for alternative CIP funding arrangements for swim centers and the construction of the Montgomery County Conference Center. The County has entered into long-term leases with the Revenue Authority, and the County lease payments fund the debt service on these Revenue Authority bonds.

Other, specialized bonds are used to finance a variety of public infrastructure, including water distribution and sewage collection lines and required support facilities, stormwater management, and affordable housing. These bonds are paid from non-tax sources including user charges and mortgages, which also cover all operating costs.

Intergovernmental Revenues

CIP projects may be funded in whole or in part through grants, matching funds, or cost sharing agreements with the Federal government, the State of Maryland, the County's incorporated municipalities, or regional consortia such as the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) and the Washington Area Sewer Authority (WASA).

Federal Aid. Major projects that involve Federal aid include Metro, commuter rail, interstate highway interchanges, bridges, and various environmental construction or planning grants. Most Federal aid is provided directly to the State, and then redistributed to local jurisdictions.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are received through annual formula allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in response to a County application and are used for neighborhood improvements and facilities in areas where there is significant building deterioration, economic disadvantage, or other need for public intervention in the cycles of urban growth and change.

State Aid includes grants, matching funds, and reimbursements for eligible County expenditures for local projects in public safety, environmental protection, courts and criminal justice, transportation, libraries, parkland acquisition and development, community college, and public school construction.

Municipal Financing. Some projects with specific benefits to an incorporated municipality within the County may include funding or other financing from that jurisdiction. Incorporated towns and municipalities, specifically Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Poolesville, have their own capital improvements programs and may participate in County projects where there is shared benefit.

Other Revenue Sources

The use of other revenue sources to fund CIP projects is normally conditioned upon specific legislative authority or project approval, including approval of appropriations for the projects. Approval of a project may be contingent upon actual receipt of the revenues planned to fund it, as in the case of private contributions that are not subject to law or agreement.

EXAMPLES OF CAPITAL PROJECTS

The CIP addresses the County's needs for basic infrastructure, education, transportation, and other critical facilities in the following ways:

A Responsive and Accountable County Government
  • Renovate the historic Grey Courthouse and consolidate leased facilities in the Rockville Core area.
  • Repair the concrete deck, structural steel, drains, post-tensioned concrete tendons, and curbs of the Council Office Building Garage.
  • Increase funding for Planned Life Cycle Asset Replacement to maintain and "refresh" aging County facilities.
  • Continue to replace aging County building roof systems, parking lots, HVAC and electrical systems, and elevator systems.
  • Replace outdated and vulnerable information systems.
  • Continue to provide funding for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Compliance project to ensure County buildings and facilities are in compliance with Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Affordable Housing in an Inclusive Community
  • Provide $177 million for the Affordable Housing Acquisition and Preservation program, exceeding by $77 million the County's goal of providing $100 million in funding for public/private partnerships to maintain and grow the stock of affordable housing. Funding of $21.3 million in taxable bonds and $12 million in loan repayments will be used in FY17 and FY18 to continue the County's commitment to the creation and preservation of affordable housing units for low-income residents, including the senior population.
  • Support Public Housing Improvements through the Supplemental funds for Deeply Subsidized HOC Owned Units Improvements project and demolition of vacant properties to avoid blight in the surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Support the preservation and expansion of affordable housing at Elizabeth Square.
  • Continue funding for facade easements in the Burtonsville area.
  • Complete installation of Sprinkler Systems for HOC Elderly Properties in FY17.
  • Continue funding for commercial revitalization of the Colesville/New Hampshire Avenue corridor to support existing small businesses and create new opportunities for private investment.
An Effective and Efficient Transportation Network
  • Construct south entrance for the Bethesda Metrorail Station in coordination with the Purple Line project.
  • Provide oversight and financial support for the Purple Line light rail project which will provide significant economic and mobility benefits.
  • Complete facility planning for the bus rapid transit system on MD 355.
  • Provide capital funding of $21.5 million to construct a high-quality Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on US 29 that leverages $10 million of Federal TIGER funds.
  • Replace 26 Ride On buses in FY18.
  • Continue efforts to improve the condition of Ride On bus stops and transit park and ride lots.
  • Support the redevelopment of White Flint and continue funding of $163 million for the planning and design, and construction of roadway improvements in the White Flint District.
  • Add a new Bethesda Transportation Infrastructure Development project to develop cost estimates for needed transportation infrastructure such as roads, intersection improvements, and pedestrian and bikeway facilities. These cost estimates will be used to develop local area transportation review rates which developers will pay to help fund the construction of the needed infrastructure.
  • Continue funding for design and land acquisition for Observation Drive Extended, a north-south road extension of existing Observation Drive, connecting north Germantown to Clarksburg.
  • Continue funding of Goshen Road South which will support the Gaithersburg/Montgomery Village area and complete the construction of Snouffer School Road and Snouffer School Road North (Webb Tract) to improve traffic congestion and safety.
  • Continue funding of Montrose Parkway East which will improve access to the White Flint area and Interstate 270.
  • Continue transportation improvement partnerships with developers to support development in the Clarksburg area.
  • Provide funding to the City of Rockville to complete construction of Maryland/Dawson Extended to support continued development in the Rockville Town Center.
  • Complete the construction of Platt Ridge Drive Extended and Seminary Road Intersection Improvements.
  • Provide annual funding for Intersection and Spot Improvements to address pedestrian safety and capacity issues.
  • Continue efforts to modernize central traffic signal control system to provide additional capabilities and tools to optimize traffic flow, including implementation of a pilot Adaptive Traffic Control System (ATSC) to evaluate demand-based traffic signaling and Traffic Signal Prioritization (TSP) to support express bus service.
  • Maintain funding in the early years of the six-year program for the residential and rural roads resurfacing program.
  • Continue funding of two Purple line-related projects, the Capital Crescent Trail and the Silver Spring Green Trail.
  • Continue funding of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, including a grade-separated bridge over Georgia Avenue.
  • Construct a new shared-use path along MD 355 in Clarksburg to provide connectivity with the Frederick Road Bike Path, Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg Town Center, and Clarksburg High School.
  • Provide initial design funding for the new Life Sciences Center Trail Loop project to leverage outside funding and meet one prerequisite of Stage 2 for the Great Seneca Science Corridor Master.
  • Increase funding for Bridge Renovations to address failing culverts to prevent imminent failure, maintain our transportation network, and ensure public safety.
  • Maintain funding for previously approved Gold Mine Road, Piney Meetinghouse Road, Park Valley Road, Lyttonsville Place, and Pennyfield Lock Road bridges.
  • Fund new Dennis Avenue Bridge project to address flooding and improve safety.
  • As part of the County's leading efforts to improve water quality, continue to repair or replace failed storm drain outfalls, pipes, and culverts.

Children Prepared to Live and Learn

Montgomery County Public Schools:

  • • Allocate $1.73 billion to Schools - the recommended CIP's largest expenditure category. Local funding for school construction and technology total $1.42 billion. This level of funding will support new schools, school additions, and renovations as well as provide significant investment in countywide infrastructure.
  • Address capacity needs resulting from higher enrollment by funding two new elementary schools, two new middle schools, and planning and/or constructing additional twenty elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools.
  • Maintain funding for MCPS' countywide infrastructure projects including the $69 million MCPS/M-NCPPC Maintenance Facility and MCPS Bus Depot Maintenance Facility.
  • Other CIP projects which benefit MCPS programs include: Pedestrian Safety Program, Transportation Improvements for Schools, FiberNet, Ballfields Initiatives (M-NCPPC), and the Kennedy-Shriver Aquatic Center Building Envelope Improvement.
  • Complete construction and fund design and construction of Linkages to Learning Centers, Child Care Centers, and a High School Wellness Center to provide social and health services for students and families in need; to offer quality child care programs; and to provide health services, counseling, and positive youth development at elementary and high schools for at-risk students.

Montgomery College:

  • Complete the Science West Building Renovation, the Rockville Parking Garage, and the Germantown Science & Applied Studies Phase 1 Renovation project (completion in Spring 2018).
  • Sustain College infrastructure projects such as Elevator Modernization, Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement, Roof Replacement, and Site Improvements at the requested levels, to improve facilities and safety on all three campuses.
  • Fund construction and/or design for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Math & Science Center and the Germantown Student Services Center to expand classroom space and access to advising, registration, and other services.
  • Continue to address space deficits on the College's Rockville campus by maintaining construction funding for the Rockville Student Services Center project.
  • Assume $70.0 million in State aid, with $21.2 million in FY18 for Montgomery College.
Healthy and Sustainable Communities
  • Continue the planning and implementation of stormwater controls, public outreach, stream monitoring, and other actions needed to comply with the County's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS-4) permit, which will significantly enhance the County's efforts to improve water quality in local streams and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Construct new stormwater management facilities and retrofit old stormwater controls to prevent property damage, improve water quality, and protect habitat.
  • Expand the design and construction of environmentally friendly stormwater management techniques known as environmental site design (ESD) or low impact development (LID) throughout the County, including County facilities.
  • Continue to repair damaged stream channels and tributaries in stream valley parks and priority watersheds.
  • Fund the Wheaton Regional Dam Flooding Mitigation and Dennis Avenue Bridge projects, to address flooding issues upstream of the Wheaton Dam.
  • Provide funds to design and construct a replacement facility for the existing Avery Road Treatment Center through a public-private partnership with assistance from the State to provide residential substance abuse treatment for low-income County residents. The project leverages $5.0 million from the private sector, and will preserve vital residential abuse treatment capacity at reduced taxpayer expense. Moreover, it will result in new substance abuse and mental health outpatient capacity, so critical given the growing heroin and opioid epidemic at no operating or capital cost to the County.
  • Complete construction of the new Dennis Avenue Health Center to improve clinical services to County residents.
  • Complete a new Progress Place Services Center to create co-located personal living quarters for medically vulnerable and chronically homeless individuals.
  • Complete construction of Child Care Centers at Wheaton Woods and Brown Station Elementary Schools, and add funds to design and construct a Child Care Center at Burtonsville Elementary School.
  • Complete construction of a Linkages to Learning Center at Wheaton Woods Elementary School, and design and construct a Linkages to Learning Center at Maryvale Elementary School to provide social and health services for students and families in need. Provide funds to purchase and install a modular restroom unit adjacent to the existing portable Linkages to Learning unit at South Lake Elementary School.
  • Construct a High School Wellness Center (HSWC) to provide health services, counselling, and positive youth development at Seneca Valley High School.
  • Provide funds for five new parks projects at Caroline Freeland Urban Park, a new cricket field at the South Germantown Recreational Park, Hillandale Local Park, Little Bennett Regional Park and Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park.
  • Complete Laytonia Recreational Park, Brookside Gardens Master Plan Implementation, Rock Creek Maintenance Facility, Falls Road Local Park, Kemp Mill Urban Park, and Western Grove Urban Park.
  • Continue funding for hard surface trail renovations, Enterprise facility improvements, stream protection, Pollution Prevention and Repairs to Ponds and Lakes, Energy Conservation - Local and Non-local Parks, levels for ADA Compliance: Local Parks, Enterprise facility improvements, hard surface trail renovations, Planned Lifecycle Asset Replacement projects to upgrade park infrastructure, and Minor New Construction -Local Parks and Non-local Parks.
  • Continue construction of improvements to wastewater treatment and solids handling facilities at the regional Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant to achieve environ¬≠mental goals and improve efficiency.
  • Continue the Large Diameter Water Pipe & Large Valve Rehabilitation Program, the Trunk Sewer Reconstruction Program and a high level of replacement of small diameter water mains to protect the County's water and sewer system.
Safe Streets and Secure Neighborhoods
  • Add a new project to begin planning and design for future new Fire Stations in high need areas.
  • Design and construct a new White Flint Fire Station to replace Rockville Station #23 to support the development in White Flint.
  • Complete design and construct a permanent Clarksburg Fire Station.
  • Continue Fire apparatus replacement. During the six-year period, it is anticipated that the following units will be replaced: 5 aerials, 48 EMS units, 22 engines, 3 all-wheel drive brush/wildland pumpers, 4 rescue squads, and 1 tanker.
  • Relocate the Glenmont Fire Station #18 and expand and renovate the Kensington (Aspen Hill) Fire Station #25.
  • Funds are included to upgrade and modernize the Fire Station Alerting System.
  • Design and construct a new 2nd District Police Station on Rugby Avenue to replace the existing station.
  • Upgrade and modernize the Public Safety Communication System.
  • Plan and design the Criminal Justice Complex which will serve as the Intake Unit for processing detainees, and provide psychological and medical screening, classification, initial care, custody, and security of inmates for up to 72 hours prior to transfer to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Clarksburg.
  • Design and construct the renovation and addition of the kitchen and dining area at the County's Pre-Release Center while also leveraging State funds.
  • Complete construction of a new Public Safety Training Academy to serve the Fire and Rescue Service, the Department of Police, and the Department of Transportation.
A Strong and Vibrant Economy
  • Continue funding for the Smart Growth Initiative to move County facilities so that private, transit-oriented mixed use can occur near the Shady Grove Metro Station.
  • Provide funding for the White Oak Science Gateway Redevelopment Project, for planning, design, transportation infrastructure, and coordination work to develop the White Oak industrial area into a dense mixed-use commercial and residential center.
  • The Wheaton Redevelopment project provides private residential and/or commercial development, a new headquarters for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, offices for the Mid-County Regional Services Center and other County Government agencies, a town square, and parking. This project is critical to the County's economic development goals and the long-term economic vitality of Wheaton.
  • Provide funds to support multi-departmental planning efforts to identify and plan for redevelopment opportunities impacted by the construction of the Purple Line in the Long Branch Sector Plan area.
  • Utilize a variety of revenue sources, including developer contributions to purchase agricultural and conservation easements through an enhanced farmland preservation program tool to further protect land where development rights have been retained in the Rural Density Transfer Zone.
Vital Living for All of Our Residents
  • Construct a combined Library and Community Recreation Center in Wheaton.
  • Rehabilitate and renovate the Noyes Library for Children in partnership with the Noyes Foundation.
  • Provide funding for planning and schematic design for a new library in the Clarksburg community.
  • Completed efforts to refresh the Twinbrook and Kensington Park branches. Refresh projects are underway at the Davis, Little Falls, and Aspen Hill Branches. Plan and implement refresh projects in FY17 at White Oak, Bethesda, and Quince Orchard branches.
  • Continue implementation of a 21st Century Library Enhancements project to respond to customer demands and library trends that require changes in the equipment and related furnishings of library buildings.
  • Co-locate a new South County Regional Recreation and Aquatic Center with the Housing Opportunities Commission Elizabeth Square affordable housing project in the transit-rich Silver Spring urban core.
  • Completed the North Potomac Community Recreation Center and the Ross Boddy Neighborhood Recreation Center in Fall 2016.
  • Construct the Good Hope Neighborhood Recreation Center with a new performing arts component with estimated completion in FY19.
  • Repair and replace masonry, windows, and other building envelope components of the Eunice Kennedy-Shriver and Sargent Shriver Aquatic Center.
  • Fund repairs to the Strathmore Mansion in FY17, including interior wall repairs and painting due to water damage, exterior repairs, restoration, painting, and other interior repairs.
  • Continue funding for Capital Improvement Grants for the Arts and Humanities Organizations.
  • Enhance the irrigation system at Rattlewood Golf Course to address water issues.
  • Continue to implement the Federal Aviation Administration's capital improvement plan for the Montgomery County Airpark.
  • Support the Revenue Authority's modifications to the clubhouse food service areas, irrigation, and clubhouse seating improvements to Falls Road, Little Bennett, Needwood, Northwest, and Poolesville golf courses.
  • Fund a new project to construct restrooms and a grille/snack bar area near the ninth tee of the Hampshire Green Golf Course.

EXPLANATION OF THE CHART WHICH FOLLOWS

Expenditure Summary by Category and Sub-Category

This is a program expenditure summary report for the County Executive's Recommended FY17-22 Amended CIP, as recommended on January 15. That document contains project description forms for each amended capital project which include a description, programmed expenditures, and funding sources.

All Agency Funding Summary

This is a summary report listing recommended funding support from all sources for the County Executive's Recommended FY17-22 Amended CIP, as recommended on January 15. That document contains project description forms for each amended capital project which include a description, programmed expenditures, and funding sources.

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