Council briefs from October 15 meeting

October 16, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

Cop who was wounded to receive proclamation

The Hagerstown City Council plans to present a proclamation at its Oct. 22 meeting to city police Sgt. George Knight, who was shot Sept. 17.

While out of his cruiser approaching two men at the rear of the 400 block of North Potomac Street, Knight, 46, received a grazing wound to the forehead when one of the two fleeing men fired a gun at him.

Knight has since returned to work.

The suspects have eluded capture despite an intensive manhunt.

Work session requested on televising meetings

Hagerstown City Councilman N. Linn Hendershot on Tuesday asked the council to hold a work session discussion about whether to start televising all council meetings, including work sessions, or just voting sessions.

Hendershot has expressed concern that some speakers, including council members, might be less open if all meetings were televised.

The City Council in May unanimously approved a plan to pay Communication Televideo Ltd. of Silver Spring, Md., $81,541 for video production equipment. The money comes from the city's cable franchise agreement with Antietam Cable Television.


Antietam Cable Television and The Herald-Mail are owned by the same parent company, Schurz Communications.

The earliest the city can start televising the meetings is mid-November, city spokeswoman Karen Giffin said.

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