Plans to upgrade a traffic signal at Frederick and Mill streets have been put on hold because at least two Hagerstown City Council members think a neighboring developer should pay the full cost of the upgrade.
The upgrade is needed because of an anticipated increase in traffic at the intersection because of the nearby Julia Manor Health Care Center, which is under construction, said Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue.
The developers have already given the city $8,000 toward the project's $12,489 cost, Tissue said.
Council members William Breichner and Lewis Metzner said the developer also should pay the remaining $4,489 - not the taxpayers.
The developer is Julia Manor Inc., which includes owner Dominick Perini.