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Two City Council members voice objections to new park sign

July 27, 2000

Two City Council members voice objections to new park sign



A planned sign for new park space near the intersection of Northern Avenue and The Terrace in Hagerstown will read "Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park" despite the objections of two Hagerstown City Council members.

In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the council approved the sign, which acknowledges the improvements to the space being done by the Rotary Club.

Council members J. Wallace McClure and Susan Saum-Wicklein voted against the measure, even though they both said they appreciated the club's work.

McClure said because the nearby Long Meadow Shopping Center has the singular "meadow" and the park sign will have the plural "meadows" residents may think the city made a spelling mistake in naming the park.

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Saum-Wicklein was concerned about the precedent set by having the Rotary Club's name included.

She said the group improved the space under a city adopt-a-park program and other groups involved in that program do not have similar naming privileges.

- Dan Kulin

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