The Planning Commission has recommended the change.
Councilman Wally McClure reiterated his call for a solution to the parking problems the rezoning would cause.
"As I have said before, it would be unconscionable to consider this without addressing the parking thing," he said.
But Metzner said parking is a side issue.
"I think we have to stick to what the law is," he said. "These things aren't really things we should be considering."
- Brendan Kirby
The Hagerstown mayor and City Council discussed four traffic issues at Tuesday's work session.
At the City Council meeting later this month, officials will vote on the following staff recommendations:
- To place a one-way sign on Dunn Irvin Drive.
- To redesignate Maple Avenue as a one-way street if the Sheetz store cannot reconstruct its entrance. This would fix a misalignment of Maple Avenue and the Sheetz entrance that result in conflicting left-hand turns.
- To install four-way stop signs at Wakefield Road and Church Street. It is the only intersection out of six along Church Street that does not have multi-way stop signs.
In addition, officials discussed the possibility of reducing the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph on Hamilton Boulevard.
Council members, however, expressed opposition to the idea.
"What we need is enforcement. If we can't enforce 30, we're not going to be able to enforce 25," Councilman Wally McClure said.
Public Square work
The Maryland State Highway Administration's signal contractor will be working in Public Square Wednesday night and Thursday morning, city officials said.
The work will allow conduit installations across Potomac Street and Washington Street.
Officials asked motorists to be aware of altered traffic patterns.
- Brendan Kirby