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Notice of Public Hearings

The following public hearings will be held by the County Council pursuant to all applicable legal advertising and public notice requirements.  Citizen participation is encouraged and welcomed.  To be placed on the advanced speakers list, click the item of interest below or call
(301)-952-3600. 
Advance registration forms are accepted until close of business on the day before; however, registration is also accepted on-site before the hearing.  Written statements may be submitted in addition to, or in lieu of, verbal testimony.
To be accepted, written testimony or comments must be original, signed copies.
E-mails or faxes will not be considered, unless followed by originals mailed to:
Office of the Clerk of the Council | County Administration Building | Room 2198 | Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

DATE TIME SUBJECT
July 17, 2018 1:30 PM Appointment of the following individuals to the Commission on Common Ownership Communities for Prince George's County: Mr. Rafe Reginald Ellison, Ms. Joanne R. Jackson, Ms. Cassandra C. Lewis
    Appointment of the following individuals to the Enterprise Road Corridor Development Review District Commission for Prince George's County: Mr. David L. Anderson, Mr. Christopher Golson, Mr. Daniel N. Mushala, Mr. Stephen M. Rice, Ms. Cassia N. Sookhoo, Mr. George D. Patterson
    CB-21-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATIONS, INTRADEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS AND INTERDEPARTMENTAL TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS for the purpose of declaring additional revenue and appropriating to the General Fund to provide for costs that were not anticipated and included in the Approved Fiscal Year 2018 Budget, and transferring surplus appropriation between various agencies, and providing an appropriation adjustment to the Internal Service Fund.
    CB-24-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATIONS IN THE APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET for the purpose of providing supplementary appropriations to the Contingency Appropriation Fund, Clean Water Partnership NPDES/MS4 Project, Fairmont Heights High School Replacement, Major Repairs, Secondary School Reform, Kitchen and Food Services, Tulip Grove ES Replacement, C. Elizabeth Reig ES Renovation, Bowie HS Annex Limited Renovation, Stephen Decatur MS SEI Renovation, Parking Lot/Driveways, Security Upgrades and ADA Upgrade projects; decreasing appropriations to the Contingency Appropriation Fund project, Systemic Replacement 2, Suitland High School Complex, Land Acquisition, Planning Approval, Code Corrections and Central Garage/Transportation Department Improvement Projects; and amending the Approved Fiscal Year 2018 - 2023 Capital Improvement Program with regard to expenditures and financing beyond the budget year.
    CR-41-2018 - A RESOLUTION CONCERNING MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION for the purpose of amending the approved Fiscal 2019 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission budget for that portion of the Maryland-Washington Regional District located in Prince George’s County, in accordance with the provisions of the Division II, Land Use Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (“Land Use Article”).
July 24, 2018 10:00 AM Appointment of the following individual as Executive Director of the Office of Ethics and Accountability for Prince George's County: Robin Barnes-Shell, Esq.
    Appointment of the following individuals to the Agricultural Resources Advisory Committee for Prince George's County: Mr. Steven E. Darcey, Mr. Daniel A. Donohue, Ms. Sarah E. Fulton-Smith, Mr. Homer Lovelace, Mr. Bradley P. Miller, Ms. Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, Ms. Jo-Ann L. Romano, Ms. Kimberly A. Rush Lynch, Mr. Robert Yates Clagett
    CB-6-2018 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING SCHOOL FACILITIES SURCHARGE for the purpose of amending, without substantive change, the policy and strategies of certain County Regional Transit Districts and Local Centers to provide financial assistance and other tools to promote the development of higher-density housing in transit-oriented and mixed-use communities, consistent with current County Policies and Strategies approved in the 2014 General Plan for the County, Plan Prince George’s 2035, to meet qualifying statutory criteria for an exemption from payment of the School Facilities Surcharge enacted by the Maryland General Assembly for certain multifamily dwelling units, or multifamily dwelling units or apartments created through the conversion of vacant office buildings.
    CB-12-2018 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL – COMMERCIAL RECYCLING AND FOOD SCRAP COMPOSTING for the purpose of clarifying and expressly providing that hotels, motels and gas stations are commercial establishments subject to the County recycling program; providing specifications for recycling containers; expanding reasonable access to the County recycling program; providing for the update of commercial recycling plans; enhancing the education of commercial recycling and County government recycling; and enhancing the incentive for food scrap composting; and generally regarding recycling, food scrap composting, and solid waste disposal.
    CB-20-2018 - AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS -- PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS -- CLASS 3 FILL USES for the purpose of amending the procedural requirements in the Zoning Ordinance for Class 3 Fill Special Exceptions and permit renewals.
    CB-26-2018 (DR-3) - AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING OVERLAY ZONES-PROCEDURES-AMENDMENT OF APPROVED D-D-O ZONE for the purpose of amending the procedural requirements in the Zoning Ordinance for property owner requests to amend, subject to certain specified criteria, within an approved D-D-O (Development District Overlay) Zone in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
    CB-29-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM for the purpose of establishing the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program (C-PACE) to allow commercial property owners to access financing for qualifying energy efficiency and clean energy improvements for their buildings through loans from participating lenders.
    CB-30-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $148,287,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Public Works and Transportation Facilities, including the acquisition of sites therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
    CB-31-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR LIBRARY FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $16,796,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Library Facilities including the acquisition of sites therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
    CB-32-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $56,053,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Public Safety Facilities (including Fire Department Facilities), including the acquisition of sites therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
    CB-33-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR COUNTY BUILDINGS for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $97,564,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of County Buildings including the acquisition of sites therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
    CB-34-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING BORROWING TO FINANCE CAPITAL PROJECTS FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE for the purpose of authorizing Prince George's County, Maryland, to borrow money upon its full faith and credit at any time and from time to time, in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $81,187,000 to finance the design, construction, reconstruction, extension, acquisition, improvement, enlargement, alteration, renovation, relocation, rehabilitation, or repair of Community College Facilities, including the acquisition of sites therefor; prescribing terms and conditions upon which bonds issued pursuant to this Act shall be issued and sold and other incidental details with respect thereto; providing generally for the issuance of such bonds and providing for such borrowing to be submitted to a referendum of the legal voters of the County.
    CB-35-2018 (DR-2) - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 307, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 307 of the Charter of Prince George's County to require that an at-large Council Member shall have been a qualified voter of Prince George’s County for at least one year immediately preceding his or her primary election; and Council Members representing one of the nine Council districts shall have been a qualified voter of their respective Council district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her primary election.
    CB-36-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 201, 604 AND 901, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Sections 201, 604 and 901 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide for an individual right to nondiscrimination, to provide for nondiscrimination in employment of a contractor doing business with the County, and to provide for nondiscrimination in the County personnel system all based on marital status, familial status, disability, age and sexual orientation.
    CB-38-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 308, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 308 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide that membership on the Council shall be considered a full-time position for the purpose of determining compensation.
    CB-39-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 313, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 313 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide for the appointment of the County Auditor, to provide that selected agencies that receive or disburse County funds will receive a complete financial audit for the preceding fiscal year; and provide that the County Auditor be empowered to conduct investigations related to fraud, waste and abuse by the County Executive, Council Members or other County officials and employees.
    CB-40-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 505, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 505 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide that an individual may be temporarily appointed to fill a vacancy, no more than one year, without an intervening permanent appointment.
    CB-41-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1106, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 1106 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide for the establishment of a Charter Review Commission, not later than one year prior to the beginning of each fourth year of a term, for the purpose of undertaking a comprehensive study of the Charter and to provide that the Charter Review Commission shall commence its work at the discretion of the Chair of the Commission.
    CB-43-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING AMENDMENT OF SECTION 815, CHARTER OF PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY for the purpose of proposing an amendment to Section 815 of the Charter of Prince George's County to provide that during any fiscal year, no agency of County government may exceed the number of positions for that agency as approved in the operating budget without the prior approval of the Council.
    CB-49-2018 - AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING M-X-T ZONE for the purpose of extending the time for abrogation of certain provisions of Section 27-547(b) of the Zoning Ordinance.
    CB-50-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF SPECIAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR THE WESTPHALIA TOWN CENTER DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT AND WESTPHALIA TOWN CENTER SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT for the purpose of amending and ratifying CB-108-2017 of the County Council of Prince George’s County, Maryland (the “Original Bond Ordinance”); providing that, upon the satisfaction of the conditions set forth therein and herein, special obligation bonds may be issued from time to time under the provisions of the Original Bond Ordinance and this Act, Sections 12-201 through 12-213 of the Economic Development Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (the “Tax Increment Financing Act”), Section 10-269 of the Prince George’s County Code, as amended, and Sections 21-501 through 21-518 and Section 21-523 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended (collectively with Section 10-269 of the Prince George’s County Code, the “Special Taxing District Act,” and together with the Tax Increment Financing Act, the “Acts”), CR-76-2016 of the County Council of Prince George’s County, Maryland (the “Special Taxing District Formation Resolution”) and CR-77-2016 of the County Council of Prince George’s County, Maryland (the “Development District Formation Resolution” and together with the Special Taxing District Formation Resolution, the “Formation Resolutions”) in an amount not to exceed the aggregate principal amount of Forty-Two Million Dollars ($42,000,000), in order for the County to finance or reimburse, in accordance with the Acts, costs related to the construction and installation of certain of the public infrastructure improvements to support certain residential, retail, commercial (including warehouse, distribution facilities and direct to market retail) and office facility development in the “Westphalia Town Center Development District” created pursuant to the Development District Formation Resolution (the “Development District”) and in the “Westphalia Town Center Special Taxing District” created pursuant to the Special Taxing District Formation Resolution (the “Special Taxing District,” and together with the Development District, the “Districts”) by Walton Development & Management (USA), Inc. (or one of its affiliates or subsidiaries) (the “Developer”).
    CB-51-2018 - AN ACT CONCERNING SECONDHAND DEALERS for the purpose of imposing an electronic transaction fee on secondhand dealers, clarifying that payment of an electronic transaction fee for secondhand dealers is a license or permit exempt from Charter Section 813, and generally relating to secondhand dealers.
    CB-52-2018 (DR-2) - AN EMERGENCY ACT CONCERNING SECONDHAND DEALERS for the purpose of clarifying that fees relating to licenses and permits for secondhand dealers shall be exempt from the requirements of Section 813 of the County Charter, and generally relating to secondhand dealers. A public emergency exists affecting the public health, safety, and welfare; said emergency being the County’s immediate need to clarify that fees relating to licenses and permits for secondhand dealers are exempt from the referendum requirements of Section 813 of the County Charter, prior to the 2018 General Election Ballot.

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