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Hagerstown City Council briefs

October 22, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

City nixes road idea


Hagerstown City Council members on Tuesday said they were not interested, at least for now, in having a connector road built at Fairgrounds Park.

While the park's original plan included a road circling the park, a road off Cannon Avenue by the upper grandstands is not connected to a road at the park's ball fields.

Hagerstown Councilwoman Penny May Nigh was vocal in her opposition to the idea of connecting the roads, saying it would endanger public safety because part of the road intersects a walking path.

The council directed John Budesky, city director of administrative services, to postpone until at least spring any further discussion of adding a road connecting the two sections of the park.

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Event receives praise


Hagerstown Councilman N. Linn Hendershot praised city staff on Tuesday for organizing and planning the first Thursday Night Out, which took place last Thursday.

"I commend them on a great job," Hendershot said.

The joint promotion of the city and the downtown business area will occur again on Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.

Hagerstown Economic Development Director Deborah Everhart estimated that about 250 to 300 people attended the event in which downtown restaurants and businesses stayed open later at night.

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