The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) declined to weigh in on a proposed sewer agreement between the City of Hagerstown and Washington County that could allow Washington County Hospital to move from its current location on Antietam Street within city limits to land off Robinwood Drive outside the city, according to a document acquired Tuesday night by The Herald-Mail Co.
During closing remarks at their work session Tuesday night, some members of the City Council made brief mention of the letter from MDE Water Management Administrator Director Robert M. Summers to Christopher L. Bordlemay, acting department manager of the city's water and sewer department, that the city received Jan. 12.
Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire provided a copy of the letter to The Herald-Mail. During their remarks, he and Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the letter was not drafted clearly, though they said in it that Summers appeared to contradict prior MDE statements on the issue. In order to move from the city to the county, the hospital needs a certain amount of sewer capacity from the city.