City Council briefs

June 12, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

Spickler sworn in as new Hagerstown clerk

Hagerstown Mayor William Breichner on Tuesday swore in Donna K. Spickler as Hagerstown city clerk.

Until last week, Spickler was the clerk-treasurer for the town of Williamsport.

Spickler fills a position left vacant when former Hagerstown City Clerk Anna Pennesi resigned in February to move to Tennessee.

As city clerk, Spickler will attend all Mayor and City Council meetings, prepare minutes of those meetings, update and maintain the city code to reflect new legislation, and be responsible for maintenance of all official documents, resolutions, ordinances and records of city business.

Shall vs. may sewer dispute continues

Hagerstown Councilwoman Carol N. Moller asked during Tuesday's City Council meeting if the city was going to try again, before the November election to resolve a dispute with the Washington County Commissioners over a sewer agreement.

A majority of Hagerstown City Council members have said they want a city-Washington County sewer agreement changed. They want a section of the agreement that states the city "shall" accept new sewer customers from certain areas outside the city, changed to read that the city "may" accept those customers.


The Washington County Commissioners have opposed the change.

The shall vs. may disagreement is holding up proposed amendments to the sewer agreement that would allow the city and county sewer systems to connect.

Mayor William Breichner said city and county elected officials can discuss the agreement further during a future joint meeting.

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