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October 29, 2006

Hagerstown City Council



Employees' retirement plan

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance with changes to the police and fire employees' retirement plan. The changes expand credit for military service and add a section to comply with federal law.

Kristin B. Aleshire - For

Kelly S. Cromer - For

Lewis C. Metzner - For

Penny M. Nigh - For

Alesia D. Parson-McBean - For

Excessive calls ordinance

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance that would create fines for "nuisance properties" that have excessive calls to the Hagerstown Police Department for violations such as prostitution, loitering and littering.

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Aleshire - For

Cromer - For

Metzner - For

Nigh - For

Parson-McBean - For

Ordinance to issue and sell bonds

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance that would permit it to issue and sell bonds up to $9.9 million. The vote was unanimous, although several members of council said they do not agree with specific projects that will be reviewed later.

Aleshire - For

Cromer - For

Metzner - For

Nigh - For

Parson-McBean - For

Assessment cap reduction

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to reduce the real estate assessment cap on owner-occupied properties from 10 percent to 5 percent for fiscal year 2007.

Aleshire - For

Cromer - For

Metzner - For

Nigh - For

Parson-McBean - For

Holiday parking program

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve a holiday parking program that allows two hours of free parking in the North Potomac Street parking deck on weekdays and free parking in the deck after 7 p.m. during the week. Parking also will be free all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

The program runs from HollyFest (Nov. 20) to Christmas Day.

Aleshire - For

Cromer - For

Metzner - For

Nigh - For

Parson-McBean - For

Sewer allocation requests

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to deny sewer allocation requests to the Linwood Hollow and New Haven residential developments.

Aleshire - For

Cromer - For

Metzner - For

Nigh - For

Parson-McBean - For




Washington County Commissioners



Newgate Industrial Park

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 to spend about $1.9 million to build a sewage pumping station for Newgate Industrial Park near Hagerstown, then recover the cost from businesses that open there. The station would serve about 1,600 undeveloped acres that can't be served by gravity lines, according to John L. Schnebly, the chairman of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission.

President Gregory I. Snook - For

Vice President William J. Wivell - For

James F. Kercheval - For

John C. Munson - For

Doris J. Nipps - For

Uniform contract

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 to award a $43,132 uniform contract to Coyne Textile Services of Colonial Heights, Va., which submitted the lowest of four bids.

Snook - For

Wivell - For

Kercheval - For

Munson - For

Nipps - For

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