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City council approves contracts

December 23, 1999|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

A new contract with the City of Hagerstown's attorneys and contracts to demolish the former West End Market and design picnic pavilions for the Fairgrounds Park were among the items unanimously approved by the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday as part of its consent agenda.

The city's contract for legal services with the Hagerstown law firm Urner, Nairn and Boyer was extended for three years. The contract was to expire Dec. 31.

According to city records, in 1998 the firm provided 908.5 hours of legal services at a cost of $91,189.50. In the first nine months of 1999 the firm provided 725.5 hours of legal service at a cost of $77,861.35.

This year, the firm is being paid $75 per hour, plus a flat rate of $200 for title examinations and real estate document preparation.

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Under the new contract, the city will pay $400 for title work and an hourly rate of $85 for the first year and then $90 an hour for the remaining two years.

Other contracts approved include:

* $14,545 to Design Build Architects in Hagerstown to design seven pavilions planned to be built at the city's Fairgrounds Park.

* $11,500 to Allegany Wrecking Contractors in Hagerstown to demolish the former West End Market at 806-808 W. Washington St.

* $8,400 to RHL Engineering Co. in Frederick, Md., to design lighting for the city's Central Parking Lot.

* $6,350 to Antietam Electrical Contractors Inc. in Keedysville to install a replacement traffic signal pole at Maryland Avenue and Memorial Boulevard.

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