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State's Share of South Valley Funding OK'd

The State Bond Bill for a restroom and concession stand has been approved. Watch for the project to begin.

Sen. Nancy King has reported that the $125,000 bond bill for the was approved by the state legislature. The Montgomery Village Sports Association will be the recipient of the state funds and will be working with the Montgomery Village Foundation to move the project forward. The lack of permanent restroom facilities at the park poses a real problem for families at sporting events and for many older and disabled citizens who come to watch the children play. The concession stand will provide MVSA the ability to sell refreshments which will enhance the enjoyment of the hundreds of participants and spectators of park events.

“I believe a partnership between the leaders from MVSA and the MVF Board and staff will work together to make this important project a reality for current and future users of South Valley Park,” said MVF board president Bob Hydorn.

This joint project will benefit Village residents, the MVSA and many upcounty residents as well.

King will coordinate with the State Board of Public Works to ensure the design and construction of the project moves forward in a timely manner.

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Tami Firias April 19, 2012 at 08:53 PM
One more point, being a Republican supporting Congressman Bartlett, I find your comments and actions the very much in the same pattern as those of Robin Ficker. My question Mr. O’Neill, has Mr. Ficker ever won any office in the last many years that he has tried? Please get that hint.
Don O'Neill August 12, 2012 at 08:38 PM
In April, Bob Hydorn stated that Senator Nancy King would coordinate with the State Board of Public Works to ensure the design and construction of the project moves forward in a timely manner. Well it is now August and the project isn't scheduled to come before the State Board of Public Works until mid September 19. It seems as though the Maryland gambling issue and its Special Session in Annapolis has postponed everything else on the State's agenda.
Don O'Neill August 12, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Ten reasons South Valley Park funding will be withheld: 1. Misleading tile 2. Irregular tactics in naming grantee 3. Divergent constituents between MVF and MVSA 4. DGS ignored the will of the people 6. DGS propped up MVSA and patched up the grant agreement 7. MVSA shed the core responsibilities of responsible party 8. MOU commitment process incomplete: no MVF Board approval, no MVF President's signature 9. MOU indemnity clause violates MVF fiduciary responsibility 10. The state of Maryland is financially strapped
Don O'Neill August 23, 2012 at 09:50 PM
To learn the Top Ten Reasons for withholding funding for this South Valley project, view the YouTube post at: 
http://youtu.be/yftHnv5bxG0
Don O'Neill December 15, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Now for the rest of the story! The state legislature action is only the start of the process. It concludes next week when the the Board of Public Works (BPW) will take up the issue of the $125,000 bond bill grant for the South Valley Restroom and Concession Stand at 10:00AM on December 19, 2012 in the Governor’s Reception Room in the Sate House. On the agenda, I will be there urging the BPW composed of Governor Martin O’Malley, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy Kopp to disapprove the South Valley Park bond bill project involving the Montgomery Village Sports Association and the Montgomery Village Foundation. My testimony in opposition to this project can be heard on YouTube at “Board of Public Works Testimony in Opposition to the South Valley Park Project” http://youtu.be/1qumvqqkjDU

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