Public Hearing Notices

Notice of Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing, both in person and virtually, on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, to receive public comments on the recommendations by the Charter Review Commission as presented to the Mayor and Council, at its meeting of December 12, 2022, which can be viewed on the City’s website at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_12122022-6765.

The full report of the Charter Review Commission can be found on the City’s Charter Review website at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46600/2022-Charter-Review-Commission-Report.

These recommendations include, lowering the voting age from 18 to 16, permitting non-citizens to vote in City elections, setting term limits, creating representative districts, creating an administrative process to fill a vacancy on the Council, changing the election year to coincide with presidential or gubernatorial elections, and exploring changing the voting method to ranked-choice voting. 

Virtual Speakers

Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.

In-Person Attendance

Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum, or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed to speak before virtual speakers.

Viewing Mayor and Council Meetings

The virtual meetings can be viewed on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

How to Participate in the Public Hearing

Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call 240-314-8280 before 10:00 a.m. on the date of the hearing to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address.

If you wish to participate virtually in the Public Hearing during the live Mayor and Council meeting, please send your name, address, and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted on the day of the meeting via email by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov. Comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the public hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

Notice of Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with a Resolution of the Mayor and Council of Rockville adopted pursuant to Article XI-E of the Constitution of Maryland, Sections. 4-303 and 4-304 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Charter of the City of Rockville to amend Section 1 of Article II, “The Mayor and Council,” and Section 4 of Article III, "Registration, Nominations, and Elections," of the Charter of the City of Rockville so as to increase the number of elected councilmembers from four to six.

Virtual Speakers

Virtual Speakers should follow the instructions in the Agenda Center at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter as written on page 1 of the Agenda Packet.

In-Person Attendance

Community members attending in-person who wish to speak during Community Forum, or a Public Hearing should sign up using the form at the entrance to the Mayor and Council Chamber. In-person speakers will be called upon in the order they are signed to speak before virtual speakers.

Viewing Mayor and Council Meetings

The virtual meetings can be viewed on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

How to Participate in the Public Hearing

Persons wishing to testify at the hearing are asked to call 240-314-8280 before 10:00 a.m. on the date of the hearing to have their names placed on the speakers’ list.

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the meeting. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address.

If you wish to participate virtually in the Public Hearing during the live Mayor and Council meeting, please send your name, address, and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting. You will be contacted on the day of the meeting via email by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or forwarded by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov. Comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the public hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations

Notice of Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Mayor and Council of Rockville, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, January 30, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Rockville City Hall, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, in connection with a request to amend Annexation Agreement X-84-81 at 1201 Seven Locks Road by Montrose West Ltd Partnership, Applicant.

The purpose and intent of this application is to amend Annexation Agreement X-84-81 to facilitate the applicant’s proposed construction of an accessory parking structure at 1201 Seven Locks Road. The proposed amendment would accommodate the continued office uses on the subject property. The Mayor and Council initially heard the subject request at the November 21, 2022, meeting. Video of this meeting can be found here: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/Mayor-and-Council-5

Detailed information on the request can be found in the subject staff report from the November 21, 2022, Mayor and Council meeting, found here: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11212022-6754

How to Provide Testimony

The Mayor and Council are conducting hybrid meetings that allow for both in-person and virtual participation via Webex. If you wish to participate in the Public Hearing, please call 240-314-8280 or send your name and phone number to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. on the day of the hearing, which is January 30. If you intend to participate virtually, you will be connected by the City’s Information Technology Department to receive all the information you need to join the meeting by audio to share your comments.

If you wish to submit comments in writing for the Public Hearing, please email the comments to mayorandcouncil@rockvillemd.gov by no later than 10:00 a.m. on the date of the hearing. Persons submitting testimony are requested to provide their name and address. Written comments may also be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, or by email to cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov.

Written comments received after 10:00 a.m. on the date of the public hearing will not be available to the Mayor and Council at the hearing and will be provided to the Mayor and Council at a later date.

Viewing the Mayor and Council Public Hearing

The public hearing can be viewed on Rockville 11, which is channel 11 on county cable, or livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11. It will also be available for viewing a day after the hearing, at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

Mayor and Council of Rockville
By: Sara Taylor-Ferrell, City Clerk/Director of Council Operations