A final vote on an ordinance to block the Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home from building a parking lot, the final public hearing on the city’s fiscal 2013 budget and a budget discussion are on the Rockville City Council’s agenda for Monday.
The at . The meeting will be broadcast live on Rockville 11.
In a 3-2 vote on April 16, the council moved to reverse that was intended to allow to build a parking lot on property adjacent to the existing funeral home.
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The council is scheduled on Monday to take a final vote on an ordinance that would disallow the parking lot construction.
The proposed lot drew 40 speakers at a public hearing on March 26 and generated .
The council will hold a final public hearing on the city budget for fiscal 2013, which begins July 1.
A budget discussion also is scheduled. is $107 million. The proposed capital budget is $75.1 million.
Updated budget numbers reflect a net increase of $352,190 available for the council to allocate in the operating budget, according to a city staff report. The net increase reflects higher-than-expected tax duplication revenues from the county, totaling $316,670, and $98,280 in savings through contracts for auditing, Internet services and natural gas, which is expected to be awarded on Monday.
City staff is providing a “budget balancing tool” that will ask the council whether it wishes to include funding for the following:
- A barrier in West End Park to block noise from Interstate 270. (Cost: $111,000 in fiscal 2013 and $773,350 in future years.)
- Improvements to . (Cost: $160,000.)
- A bathroom at (Cost: $10,000 to complement state aid).
- A green building tax credit program. (Cost: $60,000.)
- The Rockville Chamber of Commerce’s program. (Cost: $20,000.)
The council also could consider moving operating funds to offset borrowing in the capital budget.
A final work session, if needed, will be held May 14.
The public record will remain open for written testimony until 5 p.m. on May 17. Written testimony may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by U.S. mail to the Mayor and Council, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.
To review the proposed fiscal 2013 budget see:
- The budget summary in the April edition on Rockville Reports.
- The “It’s Your Money!” page on the city’s Web site, which includes budget documents and materials from past budget previews.
- Hard copies of the budget plan, available at the and libraries and at .
The council is scheduled to adopt the budget on May 21.
The council also will recognize children winning bicycles through the city’s TERRIFIC bike program and will award proclamations declaring:
The council is scheduled to hold a closed session before Monday’s meeting to discuss a legal matter regarding the .