Council Agenda: Pavilion Naming Rights and Campaign Policies
Final votes on historic designation for Glenview and annexation of the Reed Brothers property are part of a crowded agenda for the final meeting of the council's term.
Naming the pavilion at Rockville Town Square for Dawson’s Market, the look of the new grocery's storefront and several changes to campaign law, are highlights of the agenda for the Rockville City Council’s meeting at 7 tonight at City Hall.
Under a proposal recommended by city staff, the pavilion would be named “Dawson’s Market Stage.” Street Retail, Inc., a subsidiary of Federal Realty Investment Trust—which owns and operates Town Square, would sponsor and run the Town Square Summer Concert Series in exchange for the naming rights. Two signs on the pavilion would tout the pavilion's new name, giving greater visibility to the grocery, which is scheduled to open in the retail district in spring.
The council also will consider signage and the design of the Dawson’s Market storefront on North Washington Street.
A final vote to preserve Glenview Mansion as a historic property also is on Monday’s agenda. The council voted unanimously on Oct. 10 to give historic designation to the mansion at the Rockville Civic Center.
The council also will vote on annexation of the Reed Brothers property at 15955 Frederick Road. Silverwood/Shady Grove LLC is seeking to build a six-story 417-unit multifamily building with ground floor retail on the 4.3-acre property. The site is in the Gaithersburg High School cluster and is close to the Shady Grove Metro station. The council gave preliminary approval to the annexation on Oct. 10.
With a city election slightly more than two weeks away, campaign law also will be before the council.
The council will vote on a resolution to allow distribution of campaign materials in city facilities during a candidate debate or forum and on an ordinance that would move the filing date for the second campaign finance reports from the Thursday before an election to two Mondays before an election. In this case, the deadline would move from Nov. 3 to Oct. 31, in order to accommodate Tuesday deadlines for The Gazette and allow the weekly newspaper to report on the financial disclosures before the election.
The council also will vote on fixing a typographical error in the city code that led to a controversy earlier this month. The city’s elections board asked the council to correct the typo, which led to confusion over limits on spousal contributions to political campaigns.
It will be the final meeting of the council's term before the Nov. 8 election. The first meeting of the new council will be Nov. 28.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Rockville 11.