By JULIE E. GREENE
Hagerstown City Council members delayed action Tuesday that would have changed the city's employee residency requirement to bring it in line with the state's.
Council members Lewis C. Metzner and William M. Breichner said they wouldn't vote for the resolution.
Since only four council members were present at Tuesday night's meeting, the measure had no chance of passing. Councilwoman Susan Saum-Wicklein was absent due to a death in the family.
Starting Oct. 1, City of Hagerstown general employees will no longer have to live in Maryland because of a new state law. The city administrator and newly hired department managers would still have to live in the city.