Council Agenda: Storm Response, Signs, Annexation

Talk of charter review, a new city manager, fireworks and a Civic Center panel is also expected.


A discussion of the city’s storm response, the city’s Charter Review Commission, a revision to the sign ordinance and a proposed annexation of part of Shady Grove Road are on the Rockville City Council’s agenda for Monday.

The council at . The meeting will be broadcast live on Rockville 11.

Storm response and fireworks

The Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the to , including the response by various city departments. The Council is also expected to discuss . That discussion is expected during the “New Business” portion of the meeting.

Sign ordinance revisions

The Council is scheduled to discuss revisions to the city’s sign ordinance and give city staff instructions on how to prepare a new ordinance for approval.

The address leasing contact information, signs in windows and logos and colors. City staff is advising against a proposal to allow different types of signs within new development projects.

The changes have been in the works since late 2010, when the Commerce raised issues with sign regulations with the Council.

Shady Grove Road annexation

The agenda includes the introduction of a resolution to annex part of Shady Grove Road into the city limits. The Council also is scheduled to vote on a proposed Sept. 10 public hearing date on the resolution.

The proposal is in response to Gaithersburg’s effort to annex the Great Indoors site, which sits on the southern side of Shady Grove Road closest to Rockville.

City officials have said .

Charter Review Commission

Chairman Steve VanGrack, a former Rockville mayor, is scheduled to address the Council about the panel’s understanding of its charge.

The panel at its July 2 meeting decided to ask for a clarification of the scope of its work.

Civic Center subcommittee

The Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution to reaffirm a Recreation and Park Advisory Board subcommittee to provide guidance to the board about and the historic .

Consent agenda

The consent agenda includes the approval of contracts of up to five years and $300,000 for painting and carpentry services and up to five years and $1.05 million for janitorial services

New city manager

Rockville announced Monday that  in October.

Correction: The original version of this article incorrectly stated the start date for a new city manager. The last paragraph has been changed. Rockville Patch regrets the error.


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