Bills give funding for YMCA, hospital

April 28, 1999

ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening signed bills Wednesday giving nearly $1.4 million toward a downtown Hagerstown health clinic and new Hagerstown YMCA.

The YMCA will get $500,000 toward a new facility it's building on Eastern Boulevard.

Work could start as soon as fall on the $7 million facility, which is being designed.

The nonprofit agency has raised more than $5 million so far.

The Washington County Hospital Association will get $870,000 for an expanded health clinic in downtown Hagerstown.

The hospital is undertaking a $2.16 million renovation of a former warehouse between Prospect and Walnut streets.

The new clinic, which will offer expanded services such as dental care, will replace the hospital-run clinic on Potomac Street in August.

The projects are included in a $445 million statewide bond package, which the state funds by borrowing money over a long period of time.


The bonds are granted to various organizations in the form of grants.

- Laura Ernde

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