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Hagerstown briefs

July 26, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Water, sewer among approved expenses



The Hagerstown City Council unanimously approved about $680,000 in water and sewer expenses Tuesday as part of a single vote covering items from several departments.

The water and sewer expenses were:

· $19,400 to m2t Technologies of Peekskill, N.Y., for a service agreement for oxygen systems

· $219,600 to Synagro of Baltimore to remove residuals at the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant

· $176,530 to Hazen & Sawyer, PC, of Baltimore for a West End reservoir replacement project

· $26,580 to Black and Veatch of Gaithersburg, Md., for engineering service for an excess wet-weather primary effluent disinfection system

· $240,000 to Rausch Electronics USA, LLC, of Chambersburg, Pa., for a closed-circuit TV unit

Other expenses approved as part of the single vote included:

· $90,715 to Henson & Son Inc. of Hagerstown as part of the reconstruction of West Baltimore Street from South Prospect Street to South Walnut Street

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· Up to $161,000 to Avineon Inc. of Alexandria, Va., for GIS mapping services

· $15,900 to Harne Bowen Architects of Myersville, Md., for an architectural design for renovations to the fifth floor of Hagerstown City Hall




Tentative deal finds city buying property



The city has tentatively agreed to buy two properties and resell them under a homeownership program.

The Hagerstown City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to introduce ordinances to buy 33 Elizabeth St. for $24,000 and 119 Randolph Ave. for $65,000. Both purchases will be funded by the city's Community Development Block Grant Fund.

Final votes on the purchases are scheduled for next month. The purchases would take effect in September.

A memo on the purchases says the city rehabilitates substandard properties and resells them to people with low or moderate incomes.

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