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Program Description

  Non-Roadway Right of Way Maintenance

Elements supported under this program provide positive value to the quality of life for residents and visitors through ‘green infrastructure' maintenance activities located in the County right-of-way.

Through scheduled maintenance and emergency response to hazardous conditions, priority activities associated with non-roadway maintenance include efforts to ensure the safety of all pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists travelling within the County. Some examples include hazardous tree removal, tree pruning, traffic barrier repair, shoulder mowing, and foliage removal to provide adequate road clearance and sign, signal, and streetlight visibility. Many tree maintenance activities also contribute to the County's efforts to mitigate damage to public and private property due to severe weather events and unanticipated environmental risks.

In addition to the elements of safety, this program also offers positive environmental impacts and contributes to aesthetically mindful maintenance operations that help the County create and maintain a healthy and thriving environment. Some examples relative to environmentally conscious activities include street tree preservation and planting, tree stump removal for the establishment of new planting sites, vacuum leaf collections through the Annual Leaf Collection Program within the established leafing districts, street sweeping operations which contribute to the County's MS4 environmental permit, maintenance of a dedicated trail and bike network, beauty spot improvements, and shoulder litter removal.

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Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Felicia Hyatt of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2763 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of Trees Planted (includes Tree Replacement Fund)1,7231,6111,6002,2001,590
Backlog of 311 requests for Tree Maintenance247861600500500
Number of verified missed streets for leaf collections306249245200150
Survival rate of street trees planted91%88%91%91%91%
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved1476195371.88
Enhance: Urban Forest8100000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-591320.00
FY23 Recommended1551282171.88