City makes wish list for delegation
By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer
City officials will seek state funding for a new baseball stadium, a skateboard area at Fairgrounds Park and improvements around the new District Court and the Maryland Theatre.
The Hagerstown Mayor and City Council plan to request the money when they meet Thursday with the Washington County delegation to the General Assembly.
The Mayor and council also will express to the delegation their support for a proposed Civil War museum and plans to add parking and open space around the planned state university center for downtown.
But city officials said those two projects are private efforts and the city will not seek state funding for them.
The Mayor, council and state delegation are scheduled to meet Thursday at 10 a.m. at City Hall.
The Mayor and council discussed including the planned $12.5 million University System of Maryland Hagerstown Education Center on a list of legislative priorities. But they decided the project was already a state priority and did not need to be on their list.