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Hagerstown City Council briefs

October 25, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

Public hearing held on subdivision rules



A public hearing Tuesday regarding proposed changes to the City of Hagerstown's subdivision ordinance elicited no comments from the public, but did from members of the city council.

Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire listed several concerns about the changes, primarily focusing on open space requirements and street layout and design. His comments were supported by Councilman Lewis C. Metzner.

The proposed changes will be taken to a work session.




Council approves two vehicle purchases



A 2007 Chevrolet Silverado and 2006 Ford Focus were unanimously approved as purchases by the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday.

The vehicles comprised the council's consent agenda at its voting session.




Excessive police use ordinance introduced



An ordinance to fine property owners for excessive use of Hagerstown Police Department services has been introduced.

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The ordinance, which would fine "nuisance properties" up to $500, is scheduled for a vote Nov. 28.

Eligible disturbances include disorderly conduct, loud noise, prostitution and liquor law violations.




Ordinance would let city issue, sell bonds



The City of Hagerstown could issue and sell bonds up to $9.9 million under an ordinance introduced Tuesday at the Hagerstown City Council meeting.

The city council reserves the right to reject specific projects designated for funding.




Market House to get new air conditioning



The Market House, at 25 W. Church St., will be getting a new air conditioning system priced at $118,859 with installation.

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the project with M.S. Johnston Inc.

The project originally included a new heating system, but that was cut in order to stay within a $150,000 budget.




Wal-Mart gives $10,000 to city



Local Wal-Mart officials on Tuesday presented the Hagerstown City Council with an oversized check representing a $10,000 donation to the Citizens on Patrol program.

The money specifically is designated for renovations to the Fairgrounds Park entrance building.




Money to be used for plaques, signs in city



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday accepted $67,500 in grants from the Maryland Heritage Area Authority for plaques, signs and banners in the city.

The grants are earmarked to widen the sidewalk on the east side of the first block of South Potomac Street.

The grants require a 50-50 match from the city.




Developments denied sewer allocation



The Linwood Hollow and New Haven residential developments were denied sewer allocation from the 2006 program on a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Hagerstown City Council.

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