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Firm gets $30,000 to replace sidewalks and curbs in city

October 26, 2005|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

A Williamsport company will receive $30,000 to replace curbs and sidewalks damaged by "street trees," the Hagerstown City Council decided Tuesday.

A motion to hire Concrete Central to do the work passed 3-2. Council members Penny M. Nigh and Kelly S. Cromer voted no.

Nigh said the city's Public Works Department needs to find a way for its own employees to do jobs of that sort, instead of contracting them out.

Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said he agreed with the proposal because the city staff has said it would be cheaper to hire an outside company to do it.

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Councilwoman Alesia D. Parson-McBean said there are places where curbs need to be repaired right away, such as Broadway, which is why she voted in favor.

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