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Program Description

  Community Access to Public Space

This program provides community organizations and public agencies with access to public schools and government facilities for community services, programs, and events. Services performed by staff in support of this function include: user education training; centralized scheduling of schools, M-NCPPC fields, libraries, regional service centers, County government meeting rooms, and the Silver Spring Civic Building; managing on-line customer facility requests; administering connectivity to the facility database for school and County staff; information and referral; and problem and conflict resolution. Working with MCPS staff, PTAs, and community-based committees in the implementation and review of facility use policies and procedures is an integral component of this program. This program also provides: 1.) general management and staff support to the Interagency Coordinating Board (ICB), which is CUPF's policy-making authority, and its Citizens' Advisory Committee; and 2.) administration for community use operations, including financial processes and budgeting for the Community Use Enterprise Fund. The County's General Fund supports limited free use of facilities to qualifying organizations in accordance with ICB policy.

Program Contacts

Contact Elizabeth Habermann of the Office of Community Use of Public Facilities at 240.777.2713 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of available time in school auditoriums, gyms, all purpose rooms/cafeterias used by the community4545454545
Percentage of available use time in County buildings used by the community 15047505050
Percentage of Interagency Coordinating Board (ICB) members satisfied with CUPF's support of ICB91100959595
Percentage of School Childcare Selection Committee members who felt the selection process resulted in placement of a highly-qualified provider8582828282
Hours of paid school use540,379563,754565,000565,000565,000
Hours of paid school field use65,20363,02364,50064,50064,500
Hours of paid community use on Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) fields102,383107,792108,000108,000108,000
Hours of use for government buildings12,32915,78915,80015,80015,800
Hours of paid community use in Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza 29,06311,92412,00012,00012,000
Percentage of school, field, and government building users satisfied with the reservation process8083858585
Percentage of government building free use9188909090
1  Several libraries (ex. Wheaton, Davis, Aspen Hill), Council Office Building and Mid-County Regional Center closed for construction.
2  Release of Veterans Plaza for community use on Saturdays and Friday night fee reduction increased accessibility.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved1169114430.07
Enhance: Athletic Fields Maintained by M-NCPPC5000000.00
Increase Cost: Utility Reimbursements to MCPS1431520.00
Enhance: Special Maintenance at the Silver Spring Civic Building and Other Highly Used Government Buildings1000000.00
Increase Cost: FY19 Compensation Adjustment799630.00
Increase Cost: Add Staff for Silver Spring Civic Building779711.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY18 Personnel Costs312960.00
Increase Cost: Maintenance Reimbursement to MCPS232140.00
Increase Cost: MCPS Reimbursable Staff Costs153260.00
Increase Cost: Custodial Services at Silver Spring Civic Building70890.00
Increase Cost: Custodial Supply Reimbursements to MCPS61210.00
Increase Cost: Office Lease44720.00
Increase Cost: ActiveMONTGOMERY Transaction Fees Rate Increase20270.00
Increase Cost: Motor Pool Adjustment15240.00
Increase Cost: OPEB Adjustment5700.00
Increase Cost: Labor Contracts Adjustment5000.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail2050.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-146750.00
FY19 Recommended1266989931.07