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City Council briefs

March 26, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Meeting broadcast with audio, video


Tuesday's Hagerstown City Council meeting was the first one to be broadcast live with both audio and video, spokeswoman Karen Giffin said.

The City of Hagerstown broadcast parts of the March 18 council work session live on the community access channel to test new video equipment, Giffin said. That broadcast did not include sound, she said.

The city was testing both the video and sound equipment Tuesday and both worked fine, she said.

The city had not planned on televising all of a meeting until the April 1 meeting, she said.

The $86,000 cost for the equipment, its installation and training for its use were paid for by Antietam Cable Television as part of its franchise agreement with the city, Giffin said.




Streetscape project resumes on U.S. 40


The Maryland Highway Administration's U.S. 40 Streetscape project resumed this week, including work on the curb in front of the Baldwin House complex, City Engineer Rodney Tissue told the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday.

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Work on the project was halted in late November because of the weather.

The Streetscape contractor, Callas Contractors of Hagerstown, has about two months of work left to do on the project, Tissue said.

The company has asked the city and state for permission to close one lane of West Washington Street from Prospect Street to Summit Avenue while work is going on, he said.

The city and state government have not yet responded to that request, he said.

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