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BRIEFS: Petition for annexation accepted

September 30, 1999

A petition for annexation for approximately 1 acre along Dual Highway between Emmert Road and Interstate 70 was accepted by the Hagerstown City Council.

The council voted 4-0 Tuesday to accept the petition submitted by land owner Oak Hill Investment.

The company is requesting the property be zoned for commercial uses upon annexation.

A public hearing and final vote on the request probably will be scheduled for within the next several months.

Council votes to buy property

The Hagerstown City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to pay $17,000 for property at the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway, which will be used to make a right-turn lane.

Harrison & Grass, the developer of a planned Weis Shopping Center to be built near the intersection, will reimburse the city $16,000 for the purchase, according to the ordinance.

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The property is being purchased form Sun Oil Co.

New downtown advisory committee members named

The members of Hagerstown's newly created Downtown Advisory Ad Hoc Committee were announced Tuesday.

The members are: Jack Staley with Barnwood Books on South Potomac Street; Michael Snyder with Bogard's Hair & Nail Salon on North Potomac Street; Pam Reed with The Book Store Etc. on West Washington Street; Robin Lyles with Icon Graphics on Summit Avenue; Ed Lough with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. on North Potomac Street; Richard McCleary with McCleary & Early Inc. in Williamsport; and Phil Kelly with Citicorp Credit Services Inc. on Citicorp Drive.

Each member was appointed to a one-year term.

The committee's responsibilities include organizing a downtown summit and reviewing and organizing special events, City Public Information Manager Karen Giffin said.

Oct. 28 official trick or treating night

Thursday, Oct. 28, is the officially designated day for Halloween trick or treating in Hagerstown, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said Tuesday.

Trick or treaters are advised to go out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that night.

Lawsuit abuse awareness week declared

Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II proclaimed the week Western Maryland Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week on Tuesday.

Bruchey was joined by a representative from the group when he made the proclamation.

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