Departments propose changes to policy
The city's planning, engineering, and water and sewer departments have proposed changes to a policy on sewer service allocation.
Under an order from the Maryland Department of the Environment, Hagerstown approved a Sewer Capacity Allocation Program this year to limit connections to its system.
The amendment proposed to the City Council on Tuesday recommends letting residential developers apply twice a year for allocation instead of once a year. Nonresidential sewer allocation would be given "first come, first served" throughout the year instead of once a year.
The proposal also suggests increasing the allocation available for nonresidential development.
Planning Director Kathleen Maher said the proposal will be sent to the Maryland Department of the Environment for review.
City mulls changes to trash collection
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday continued to talk about revamping its trash collection program.
The City Council is considering whether to stay with twice-a-week pickup of general trash or cut it to once a week. The city also might add once-a-week collection of recyclable trash, such as glass, plastic and aluminum.