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Montgomery Co. Council passes sidewalk snow removal bill

The County Council on Tuesday passed a bill that will require more attention and planning from the county government when it comes to snowy and ice-packed sidewalks during the winter.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:45pm EDT

Tags: snow, Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Council hears students' questions, concerns

Topics included suicide prevention, bullying, school start times and more, and in some cases the students' opinions and suggestions took council members by surprise.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:46am EDT

Tags: Craig Rice, Nancy Floreen, Montgomery County Council, town hall meeting, michelle basch

Council drills Montgomery Co. health chief over Ebola response

So far no confirmed cases of Ebola have been reported in Montgomery County but county officials are taking steps to make sure local medical providers are prepared, the county's chief health official said Tuesday.

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 06:26pm EDT

Tags: EBOLA, Montgomery County Council, NIH, Ulder Tillman, Kate Ryan

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In Montgomery County, the sidewalks can have traffic problems, too

At a recent meeting of two council committees, the obstacles to getting around on area sidewalks generated strong feelings.

Friday - 10/03/2014, 05:00am EDT

Tags: montgomery county, sidewalk, Kate Ryan, Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County buys four drones

In some cases, drones are designed to take their targets by surprise. That's what happened in Montgomery County earlier this month when members of the Montgomery County Council's Public Safety Committee learned during a public session that the county had purchased four drones; three were being tested by the fire department and a fourth was in the office of the county's Chief Innovation Officer Dan Hoffman.

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:47am EDT

Tags: drones, Montgomery County Council, Craig Rice, Kate Ryan

Montgomery Co. Council agrees to 7 percent energy tax reduction

Purple Line rendering via MTAThe Montgomery County Council on Thursday agreed to a 7 percent reduction in the county's energy tax and a six-year capital budget that includes $95 million for a rebuilt Capital Crescent Trail.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 01:35pm EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Council, budget

Montgomery County Council weighs another school-bus safety measure

The council is considering a resolution to double the penalty for passing a stopped school bus.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 05:43am EDT

Tags: school bus, Craig Rice, Kate Ryan, montgomery county, Montgomery County Council

Plan would put more resource officers in Montgomery County schools

Montgomery County officials say they didn't get the level of state aid they needed, so County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett is proposing adding money to the budget to put eight more resource officers in high schools.

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 04:49am EDT

Tags: school resource officer, Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Council

Montgomery County Council to consider school safety proposals

As the budget deadline comes closer, two issues facing the Montgomery County Council concern school children's safety.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 04:35am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Council, Kate Ryan, Montgomery County Public Schools

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