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June 15, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

Projects eligible for legacy grants



Incentives for people to develop and live in condominiums downtown and a sidewalk-widening proposal are among the projects on a City of Hagerstown wish list for grants.

At the City Council's meeting Tuesday, Comprehensive Planner Stuart W. Bass presented a list of five projects eligible for Community Legacy Grants.

Funding for all five projects, which also include facade work on the Washington County Board of Education's proposed Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, is not likely, Bass told City Council members.




City seeks funding for park projects



Funding for two wheelchair ramps at Claude M. Potterfield Pool and an irrigation system for three soccer fields at Fairgrounds Park top the lists of grant requests the City of Hagerstown plans to make to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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The City Council agreed by consensus at its work session Tuesday on park project priorities for grant funding.

The list includes new playground equipment at Fairgrounds Park and City Park, and sprinklers for Claude M. Potterfield Pool. Filling out the list of seven projects are a lighted double tennis court at Fairgrounds Park and portable bleachers.

The city has little chance of securing funding for all of the projects, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II said.

According to information provided to the council, the cost of the projects is $416,000.

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