By JULIE E. GREENE
Hagerstown City Council members have rejected a proposal to hire an architect to design facade improvements for a downtown, city-owned building.
The council on Tuesday night rejected the proposal by Mayor Steven T. Sager by a 3-2 vote.
Councilman William Breichner said there's no point in having the design work done before city officials know what use the 38 S. Potomac St. building will be put to.
"Let the future owner decide what to do with it," Breichner said Wednesday.
Design-Build Architects of Hagerstown had submitted a design bid of $5,000.
Council members Fred Kramer and Lewis Metzner also opposed the facade design contract. Council members Susan Saum-Wicklein and Mark Jameson voted for it.