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Northwood News ♦ December 2007

Planning Board to Discuss Our Park December 6th

By Carole Barth

In November, Park and Planning staff notified NFCCA that the Planning Board would discuss North Four Corners Park at their December 6th meeting.  Unfortunately (but not surprisingly) this means that by the time this newsletter gets to you, the meeting may already have happened.  Although I have not seen the staff’s recommendation yet, I expect it will include a large soccer field instead of Rachel Carson Meadow.

In October, NFCCA commented on the revised options (released in September) and called on MNCPPC to:

We also reiterated our positions:

So what’s next?  Park and Planning will submit their plan for North Four Corners Park along with all their other projects for inclusion in the capital budget.  The capital budget funds county construction projects.  These projects are prioritized in the CIP, or Capital Improvements Program, document which is developed in even-numbered years.  The CIP lays out a six-year schedule of actions (planning, design, and construction) for all the programs the county intends to undertake.

In December the County Executive develops a recommended budget and performance measures for county programs.  On January 15th, the County Executive submits his proposed capital budget to the County Council.  On June 1st, the County Council approves the final budget.

This is the arena where we need to focus our efforts.  Let the County Executive and County Council hear from you.  Contact information is as follows:

Montgomery County Executive Montgomery County Council
Ike Leggett
Executive Office Building
101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 240.777.2500
TTY: 240.777.2544
Stella B. Werner Council Office Building
100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 240.777.7900
24-Hour Comment Line: 240.777.7999
TTY 240.777.7914
FAX: 240.777.7989

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