Public Hearing Notices

NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that theMayor and Council of Rockville will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 15,2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the CouncilChambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, inconnection with proposed amendments to Chapter 5 of Rockville City Codeentitled “Buildings and Building Regulations.” 
These proposed amendments include adoption, with certain additions, deletionsand amendments, of the ICC International Building Code, (2018 Edition), the ICCInternational Residential Code, (2018 Edition), the NFPA 70 National ElectricalCode (2017 Edition), the ICC International Energy Conservation Code (2018Edition), the ICC International Fuel Gas Code (2018 Edition), the ICCInternational Mechanical Code (2018 Edition), the ICC International PlumbingCode (2018 Edition), the ICC International Existing Building Code (2018Edition), the ICC International Green Construction Code (2015 Edition), and by makingother minor technical changes.

More detailed information on the proposedamendments can be found at the city’s website at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/agendacenter on the June 17, 2019 agenda, on file inthe City Clerk’s office at Rockville City Hall, or by contacting RabbiahSabbakhan (240) 314-8242 or rsabbakhan@rockvillemd.gov
Persons wishing to testify at the hearingare asked to call (240) 314-8280 before 4:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing tohave their names placed on the speakers’ list.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF ROCKVILLE

By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, CityClerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard in the Mayor and Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Zoning Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00254, Mayor and Council, Applicant.

Said Zoning Text Amendment will revise the development standards for residential accessory buildings and structures in single dwelling unit residential zones, and for accessory buildings in both the MXT (Mixed Use Transition) and HD (Historic District) zones.

More detailed information on the above can be found in the file maintained in the office of the City Clerk in Rockville City Hall. Anyone planning to testify at the hearing should call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 before 4:00 p.m., on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speaker’s list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


PAST PUBLIC HEARINGS

Chapter 25 Text Amendment

Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00252, Mayor and Council, Applicant. The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” for the purpose of revising the provisions related to adequacy of water and sewer service in connection with development projects in the city.  

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 


Chapter 24 Code Revision

Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with proposed legislation to amend Chapter 24 of the Rockville City Code, entitled “Water, Sewers, and Sewage Disposal.”

Chapter 24 entitled “Water, Sewers, and Sewage Disposal” establishes requirements to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater systems and services for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare to protect the City’s drinking water from contamination or pollution; to protect the City’s sewer system from prohibited discharges; and to protect City personnel maintaining these systems. This chapter applies to all properties within the corporate limits of the City, except those properties within the Washington Suburban Sanitary District (WSSD). The purpose of the code changes is to amend the title to “Water, Sewers and Wastewater Disposal.” In addition, the proposed changes include new administrative sections, to comply with Federal and State provisions; to provide proper maintenance of private water and sewer facilities; to amend requirements for water restrictions and droughts; to revise and establish requirements and standards for water and sewer authorization to connect to city water and sewer systems; and to establish monetary credit towards Capital Contribution Charges when a developer constructs an off-site city water or sewer improvement. Changes to the proposed ordinance may be made after the public hearing.

View detailed information on the proposed legislation, including copies of the proposed ordinance

A copy can be found on file in the City Clerk’s Office at Rockville City Hall or by contacting Susan Straus, Chief Engineer, at 240-314-8512.

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 


Chapter 21 Code Revision

Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with proposed legislation to amend Chapter 21 of the Rockville City Code, entitled “Streets and Public Improvements.”

Chapter 21 entitled “Streets and Public Improvements” applies to all work within the city rights-of-way and easements, as well as all city-owned and maintained water, sewer, and storm water improvements. Moreover, Chapter 21 includes code for all roads and associated features within the corporate limits of the city; except federal, state, county, and private roads not within a subdivision. The purpose of the code changes is to amend the title to “Streets, Roads, Rights-of-Way, and Public Improvements.” In addition, the proposed changes revise and clarify certain administrative provisions and reorganize sections to follow the permit processing flow for permits and construction of roads and public improvements in the city right-of-way. Changes to the proposed ordinance may be made after the public hearing.

View detailed information on the proposed legislation, including copies of the proposed ordinance

A copy can be found on file in the City Clerk’s Office at Rockville City Hall or by contacting Susan Straus, Chief Engineer, at 240-314-8512.

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 


Adequate Public Facilities Standards Revision

Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, for the purpose of revising the Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS).

The purpose and intent of these proposed revisions are to revise (i) the exemption and waiver provisions of the APFS, and (ii) the adequacy standards for water and sewer service in connection with development projects in the City.

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing. 


Mixed-Use Employment Text Amendment

Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00253, Mayor and Council of Rockville, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by amending Article 13, Mixed-Use Zones to modify the distinguishing feature of the MXE (Mixed-Use Employment) Zone, and to change the use category to “Not Permitted” in the MXE (Mixed-Use Employment) Zone: boats and marine supplies, funeral home, automotive repair garage, mechanical car wash, motor vehicle and trailer sales, shooting gallery and self-storage warehouse. The following use, restaurant with drive-through, is proposed to be added to all mixed-use zones as a conditional, special exception or not permitted use, depending on the zone. Section 25.08.05, Nonconforming Uses, is proposed to be modified to delineate the nonconforming use status of self-storage warehouses in the MXE Zone.

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing.


Compensation Commission Recommendations

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor and Council Chambers

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, on the recommendations of the Compensation Commission

The Compensation Commission’s recommendation is on the compensation for the members of the next Mayor and Council to be elected in November of 2019.The current Mayor and Council may accept, reject, or reduce the compensation recommended by the Compensation Commission. The current Mayor and Council cannot increase the recommended compensation. 

To testify at the hearing, call 240-314-8280 before 4 p.m. on the day of the hearing.

Monday, May 13, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Text Amendment Application TXT2019-00250, Mayor and Council, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Chapter 25 of the Rockville City Code entitled “Zoning” by making comprehensive revisions to the regulation of signs in the City by amending Articles 3, 4, 5, 17 and 18 of Chapter 25. The proposed revisions include amending, deleting, and adding definitions; eliminating the Sign Review Board and the provisions related to the Sign Review Board; establishing a provision for the Board of Appeals to grant variances from Article 18; modifying the types of signs that are prohibited, including adding a prohibition on pole-mounted signs; amending the provisions related to nonconforming signs; providing added flexibility for signs in Planned Development zones; and establishing an optional comprehensive sign package.

More detailed information on the above application can be found on file in the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office at Rockville City Hall and on the City’s web site at: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/2171/Zoning-Code-Amendments. Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By: Sara Taylor-Farrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

Monday, April 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with a proposed budget and ordinance to appropriate funds and levy taxes for Fiscal Year 2020, including the levying of taxes on property located in special taxing districts in the Town Center.  At the same time, the Council will hear testimony on a proposed Capital Improvements Program for Fiscal Year 2020 through
20¬¬24.   In addition, the Mayor and Council will hear testimony on the proposed rates to be established for the Rockville refuse services and storm water utilities. 

Persons wishing to testify at the hearings are asked to call 240-314-8280 before 4:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF ROCKVILLE
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, March 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m
PROJECT PLAN APPLICATION PJT2018-00011

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland will conduct a public hearing on Monday, March 25, 2019, at7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with Project Plan Application PJT2018-00011.  The applicant is Saul Holdings, LP.

The application requests approval of a Project Plan to allow for a mixed-use residential and commercial development in place of the existing commercial buildings on the site. The property is 18.4 acres in size and includes 1500-1616 Rockville Pike.  The zoning under the City of Rockville’s zoning ordinance is MXTD, Mixed-Use Transit District.

Persons wishing to testify are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by March 25, 2019 at 4:00 PM to place their names on the speakers’ list. Oral testimony is limited to three minutes, or five minutes, if representing a group.

Further information on the application is available in the planning office, by emailing Brian Wilson, Planner at bwilson@rockvillemd.gov, or by calling at 240-314-8227.

The Mayor and Council of Rockville

By: Sara Taylor Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

Location:
King Farm Community Center
300 Saddle Ridge Circle
Rockville, Maryland

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Scheduled Topics for Public Comment

King Farm Farmstead Task Force

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard at the King Farm Community Center located at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850, on the Report of the King Farm Farmstead Task Force and its recommendations for the best possible uses for the King Farm Farmstead as well as any potential changes to the recorded covenants on the property to accommodate the recommended uses. More detailed information on the report can be found on file in the City Clerk's Office at Rockville City Hall. A copy of the report can be found on the City’s website at King Farm Farmstead Task Force Recommendations and Report 2017 

Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Mayor and Council of Rockville

By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell

City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

an Amendment to the City of Rockville Comprehensive Master Plan, the 2001 Town Center Master Plan, the 2004 East Rockville Neighborhood Plan, and the 2007 Lincoln Park Neighborhood Plan

Notice is hereby given that the City of Rockville Mayor and Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, February 25, 2019.The hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the item may be heard, in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD, in connection with a plan amendment that would amend the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan and associated Neighborhood Plans.

The Mayor and Council are inviting testimony on the plan amendment draft. The amendment covers approximately 14.10 acres, generally located along N. Stonestreet Ave. between Howard Ave. to the south and Spring Ave. to the north. The amendment includes proposed changes to the Land Use Plan for the subject area and provides design guidelines for redevelopment.  The Mayo rand Council may make modifications to the proposed plan after the public hearings.

The N. Stonestreet Ave. Plan Amendment may be accessed via the City’s website at http://www.rockvillemd.gov/2004/Stonestreet-Corridor.  Printed copies may be reviewed at the City's Community Planning and Development Services Department, Rockville City Hall.  

Written comments on the draft plan may be submitted to the Mayor and Council via email at mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov

or mailed to City Clerk’s Office, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850.  Persons submitting testimony, orally or inwriting, are requested to provide their name and address.  More detailed information is available by contacting Andrea Gilles at agilles@rockvillemd.govor 240-314-8273.   

Persons wishing to testify are requested to call the City Clerk’s Office at 240-314-8280 by 4:00 p.m. on the date of the hearing to place their names on the speakers’ list. Advanced sign-up is requested but not required.

Mayor and Council of Rockville 

By:  Sara Taylor Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


NOTICE OF HEARING

February 28, 2019

Notice is hereby given that the Compensation Commission will conduct a public hearing at its meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it may be heard in the Mayor and Council Chambers, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland.

Pursuant to Chapter 2, Section 2-21 of the Rockville City Code, the Compensation Commission’s responsibilities are to review and make recommendations pertaining to the annual compensation of the Mayor and Councilmembers. The current compensation for the Mayor is $32,582 and the current compensation for the Councilmembers is $26,376.

The Compensation Commission is seeking input from the public on the following two questions: 1) what is the proper compensation for the Mayor and Council; and 2) how should it be determined?

The record will remain open for a period of one week after the public hearing. Public comment can be submitted in writing to the City Clerk, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850, or by email to: cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov.

Review a copy of the 2015 Compensation Commission Report.

Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call (240) 314-8280, before 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing to place their names on the speakers' list.

Compensation Commission

By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations


Notice of Adoption of Charter Amendments

Notice of Adoption of Charter Amendment Resolution No. 21-18

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to pursuant to Article XI-E of the Constitution of Maryland, Sections 4-303 and 304 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Charter of the City of Rockville, the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, on December 17, 2018, duly adopted Resolution No. 21-18 (Charter Amendment No. CA2018-00062), to amend Section 5 of Article III, "Vacancies in Office of Mayor and Council," of the Charter of the City of Rockville so as to provide more specific requirements for filling vacancies in the office of Mayor or Councilmember and to clarify certain terminology.

This amendment shall become effective and be considered a part of the Charter of the City of Rockville on February 5, 2019, unless on or before January 26, 2019, there shall be presented to the Mayor and Council of Rockville, or mailed to it by registered mail, a petition requesting that the proposed amendment be submitted to referendum to the voters of Rockville.  Said petition must meet the requirements of Article V, Section 2(g) of the Charter, and must be signed by twenty percent (20%) or more of the persons who are qualified to vote in municipal elections of the City of Rockville,

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By:  Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations 

Notice of Adoption of Charter Amendment Resolution No. 22-18

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to pursuant to Article XI-E of the Constitution of Maryland, Sections 4-303 and 304 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Charter of the City of Rockville, the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, on December 17, 2018, duly adopted Resolution No. 22-18 (Charter Amendment No. CA2018-00063), to amend Section 1 of Article II, "The Mayor and Council," of the Charter of the City of Rockville so as to clarify that the members of the Mayor and Council must continue residency in the City during their tenure in office.

This amendment shall become effective and be considered a part of the Charter of the City of Rockville on February 5, 2019, unless on or before January 26, 2019, there shall be presented to the Mayor and Council of Rockville, or mailed to it by registered mail, a petition requesting that the proposed amendment be submitted to referendum to the voters of Rockville.  Said petition must meet the requirements of Article V, Section 2(g) of the Charter, and must be signed by twenty percent (20%) or more of the persons who are qualified to vote in municipal elections of the City of Rockville,

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By:  Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations