Hagerstown City Council briefs

December 17, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

Municipal Golf Course greens fees to increase

The cost of greens fees and season passes will increase at the Municipal Golf Course once installation of an irrigation system is completed next year.

Hagerstown City Council members approved the increases at Tuesday night's voting session.

The greens fee for nine holes will increase from $7.50 to $8. For senior citizens, the rate would increase from $6 to $7.

On weekends and holidays, the greens fees will go from $10.50 to $12.

Building conversion plans move forward with vote

Plans to convert the former Tri-State Electric building in downtown Hagerstown to a restaurant and residences or offices moved forward Tuesday night when City Council members voted 3-1 to introduce a law for the city to sell the building.

Bowman 2000 Limited Liability Company will buy the 38 S. Potomac St. building for $1,000.

The Bowman Development Corp. plans to renovate the building.

Councilwoman Penny May Nigh voted against the sale. Councilman N. Linn Hendershot attended the meeting, but was out of the room when the vote was cast.

Municipal Stadium lease extension approved

Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night unanimously approved a lease extension for Municipal Stadium that will have the Hagerstown Suns playing there at least two more years.

The team's owner, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, asked to extend the lease to Dec. 31, 2005. The extension to the lease costs $10, according to the agreement.

The Suns are a South Atlantic League Class A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

Nigh wants enforcement of snow removal stepped up

If you haven't shoveled the snow off your Hagerstown sidewalk yet, get your shovel out.

Hagerstown City Councilwoman Penny May Nigh told City Engineer Rodney Tissue at Tuesday night's mayor and council meeting to consider having code enforcement officers work overtime to fine residents whose sidewalks haven't been shoveled clear of snow.

Nigh said the city probably could make a profit from the fine revenue.

Tissue said code enforcement officers have been working on the sidewalk issue and city crews are working to clear city-maintained sidewalks.

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