Proposed increases to golf course fees, Hagerstown Light Department surpluses, and the property tax rate were among the issues raised during a Tuesday evening public hearing on the city's $64.4 million proposed budget.
In response to a question from Roy Funk, of Hagerstown, City Finance Director Al Martin said the Light Fund has about a $1.3 million surplus.
Funk said, "(It's) not supposed to be a profit making operation. I'm overpaying on my light bill."
Funk asked for a referendum on government funding for a proposed $15 million stadium complex.
Harry McAbee, of Hagerstown, questioned proposed 75-cent increases to daily fees at Municipal Golf Course.
He said it would be unfair to increase the cost of playing nine holes and the cost of playing 18 holes by the same amount, because they are different percentages of the current costs.
McAbee and his son Steve, who also spoke at the hearing, also were critical of the maintenance of the golf course.