Hagerstown City Council briefs

January 07, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI

Ordinance would ban BYOB activities

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to an ordinance prohibiting "bring your own alcohol" activities in restaurants, clubs, bars and other businesses in the city of Hagerstown.

Without the ordinance, businesses potentially could violate the state's liquor laws by allowing people to bring their own liquor to a business, Planning Director Kathleen Maher said in a written staff report.

The prohibition does not apply to businesses with a state liquor license.

City OKs emergency ordinance to buy land

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday approved an emergency ordinance that allows the city to purchase 9.9 acres from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Washington County for $28,000.

The purchase of the land, off Md. 77, will help protect water quality at the city's Edgemont Reservoir, city officials said.

Council recognizes new Eagle Scout

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday recognized Eric Richard Spielman of Hagerstown for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.

Hagerstown Mayor William M. Breichner read aloud and then presented a certificate of appreciation to Spielman, the son of a retired city police employee.

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