Hagerstown City Council briefs

November 06, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

Nigh questions having meeting on Election Day

Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny May Nigh Tuesday said she wants to discuss at a future meeting whether it makes sense to have council meetings on election day, as it did this week.

"I feel having council on election day is not good," Nigh said.

She said she would rather be at polling places than council chambers on election day.

The Washington County Commissioners and Washington County Board of Education, which usually meet on Tuesdays, did not meet Tuesday.

Paper recycling bins will be available in city

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday authorized a request by City Engineer Rodney Tissue to give to trash customers 1,000 18-gallon bins for voluntary mixed paper recycling.

Mixed paper is defined by the city as office paper, newspaper, cardboard, catalogs and telephone books.

The $4,950 cost of buying the bins would be funded with a small surplus in the refuse collection budget, Tissue said.


The city also will start a public information campaign to encourage recycling, he said.

Some residents currently put out mixed paper but not in bins, Tissue said. The city thinks the bins program will increase the number of people who recycle, he said.

BFI in Hagerstown will continue to pick up mixed paper in the city on Thursday, he said.

Time is moved back for residents to set out trash

Hagerstown trash customers will have to wait a few hours longer to put out their trash.

Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday approved a request by City Engineer Rodney Tissue to make 6 p.m. on the day before trash pick-up the earliest time people can set out their trash cans.

Currently, the earliest people can put out trash is 4 p.m. on the day before collection.

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