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Local votes

October 01, 2006

Hagerstown City Council



Expenditures approved

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 in favor of a package of expenditures that includes paying:

$18,988 to Hoffman Clothiers of Hagerstown for police uniforms.

$26,854 to Hughes Supply of Martinsburg, W.Va., for a bench for testing water meters.

Up to $25,000 to Concrete Central of Hagerstown to install ramps making public alleys accessible for handicapped people.

Up to $30,000 to Concrete Central of Hagerstown for repairing curbs and sidewalks damaged by trees.

$20,525 to Fayetteville Contractors of Fayetteville, Pa., to improve a 12-space residential parking lot in the 200 block of South Locust Street.

$10,541 for a 2006 Ford Focus and $10,351 for a 2006 Ford Ranger compact pickup truck to Miller Brothers Ford in Ellicott City, Md., under a state contract.

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$23,904 to Frederick Motor Co. in Frederick, Md., for a 2007 Ford Expedition.

Kristin B. Aleshire - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia D. Parson-McBean - Yes

Police at the university

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a memorandum of understanding for city police to use space at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown building on West Washington Street. The agreement runs from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2009.

Starting July 1, 2007, the police department will pay about $1,000 a month to use a classroom and $315 a month to use a training office. It will use a ground-floor room as a substation at no extra charge. Police regularly will patrol the campus.

Aleshire - Yes

Cromer - Yes

Metzner - Yes

Nigh - Yes

Parson-McBean - Yes

Deerfield Knolls

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to approve a developer's mitigation plan for a North Burhans Boulevard housing project called Deerfield Knolls. The city's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance required the developer, Revere Development, to submit a plan because the project is in an area in which schools are over capacity.

The project calls for 82 town house units, according to the mitigation plan.

Aleshire - Yes

Cromer - No

Metzner - Yes

Nigh - Yes

Parson-McBean - Yes

Money to clinic

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to give the Community Free Clinic another $10,000, increasing the city's funding this year to $50,000, which matches Washington County's contribution. The city's extra $10,000 will come from a Community Development Block Grant.

The free clinic has a $130,000 deficit because of an increased demand for its services, its executive director, Robin Roberson, said this month.

Aleshire - Yes

Cromer - Yes

Metzner - Yes

Nigh - Yes

Parson-McBean - Yes

Contract rescinded

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to rescind a $512,625 contract with Gannett Fleming Inc. for engineering work at the city's R.C. Willson Water Plant.

The bidding process didn't meet requirements for minority and women business enterprises. The city must meet the requirements to get federal funding through the Maryland Department of the Environment.

Aleshire - Yes

Cromer - Yes

Metzner - Yes

Nigh - Yes

Parson-McBean - Yes

Washington County Commissioners



Boonsboro library

The Washington County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve an approximately $2 million contract with Callas Contractors Inc. of Hagerstown to build a replacement Boonsboro library.

The library is a branch of the Washington County Free Library. The new building will be in Shafer Memorial Park.

President Gregory I. Snook - Yes

Vice President William J. Wivell - Yes

James F. Kercheval - Yes

John C. Munson - Yes

Doris J. Nipps - Yes

Sharpsburg Water Treatment Plant

The Washington County Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to award a contract for improvements to the Sharpsburg Water Treatment Plant to Callas Contractors Inc. of Hagerstown.

The contract is for $1.3 million.

Snook - Yes

Wivell - Yes

Kercheval - Yes

Munson - Yes

Nipps - Yes

Antrim Township Supervisors



Creek Farm Village

The Antrim Township (Pa.) Supervisors, on a 4-0 vote Tuesday, authorized their solicitor to prepare documents needed to turn down a 902-unit housing development proposed on Pa. 16.

Buchanan Trail Creek Farm LLC of Mercersburg, Pa., proposed Creek Farm Village on a 307-acre farm across from Talhelm's Gas Station.

James Byers - Absent

Scott Diffenderfer - Yes

Samuel Miller - Yes

Curtis Myers - Yes

Robert Whitmore - Yes

Chambersburg School Board



School renovations

The Chambersburg (Pa.) School Board Wednesday approved by a 5-4 vote a $90 million plan to renovate Chambersburg Area Senior High School and build a comprehensive career and technology center.

Board President Craig Musser - No

Paul Ambrose - Yes

Norman Blowers - Yes

Stanley Helman - Yes

Lori Leedy - No

Thomas Orndorf - No

Fred Rice - Yes

David Sciamanna - Yes

Renee Sharpe - No

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