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City council briefs

July 02, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

New water, sewer fees approved


The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance imposing new water and sewer plan review and inspection fees.

Nobody spoke in June at a public hearing on the proposed ordinance.

The city wants to charge the fees to developers to cover city costs related to plan reviews and inspections of new developments, city Finance Director Al Martin has said.

Those expenses - estimated to be $150,000 to $200,000 annually - currently are paid by all city water and sewer customers.

If the fees are approved, only those who cause the costs to be incurred will be charged, city officials have said.

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Council to consider city annexations


The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday introduced resolutions for the following city annexations:

  • About 10 acres between Salem Avenue and Marshall Street, fronting Interstate 81, owned by Charles E. Groh.

  • About 28 acres on the west side of Eastern Boulevard near the CSX Railroad tracks, owned by Highland Development Corp. of Clarksville, Md.

  • About 7 acres at the intersection of Salem Avenue and Interstate 81, owned by Interstate Trucking Equipment Inc.

  • About 92.15 acres for property located on Salem Avenue and Interstate 81, owned by Way of Truth Industries Inc.

  • About 6 acres at the intersection of Salem and Broadfording Road, owned by Brad Fulton, vice president of 2003 Salem Avenue LLC.


The annexations were voluntary and unrelated to the city's new annexation policy, Hagerstown Economic Development Coordinator Deborah Everhart said.

Public hearings will be held before the council votes on the annexations, she said.

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