By JULIE E. GREENE
Lawn bowling, City Park lake and Hagerstown City Police's flooded basement were among budget topics the mayor and City Council members discussed on Tuesday.
A hearing on the proposed $73 million budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be held at 7 p.m. in City Hall on Tuesday, April 29.
The budget discussion touched on a variety of topics:
- The council discussed providing $40,000 for renovations to city police headquarters on Burhans Boulevard, including $25,000 to keep stormwater out of the building's basement.
- The council talked about how much of City Park lake's walls will be restored in 1998, saying the extent of the work will depend on whether state officials approve a request for $400,000 in Program Open Space funding.
If the request isn't approved, city officials said they would use $200,000 to restore the Virginia Avenue side of the lake wall, which has deteriorated severely.