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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.
Topics included suicide prevention, bullying, school start times and more, and in some cases the students' opinions and suggestions took council members by surprise.
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.
At a recent meeting of two council committees, the obstacles to getting around on area sidewalks generated strong feelings.
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.
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.
The council is considering a resolution to double the penalty for passing a stopped school bus.
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.
As the budget deadline comes closer, two issues facing the Montgomery County Council concern school children's safety.
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