Council discusses funding requests
During Tuesday's Hagerstown City Council meeting, the council discussed its requests for state Program Open Space funds.
Each year, municipalities ask for money, provided through a state program, to pay for developments and land acquisitions,
The city's first priority for development project requests is for $100,000 for irrigation at the city golf course, particularly for holes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, City Administrative Services John Budesky said.
The city also is asking for money to light the hockey rink at Fairgrounds Park, light the Pangborn Park tennis court, improve a parking lot at City Park and replace a pavilion at Hellane Park, he said.
The city is asking for $120,0000 in Program Open Space funds to acquire a parking lot at Funkhouser Park and $133,000 to acquire the Kauffman Property, also known as the "old Coke plant," on the west side of Pennsylvania Avenue, he said.