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Local votes, Hagerstown City Council

December 03, 2006

Hagerstown City Council votes



(from Tuesday, Nov. 28)

Expenditures

Approved a group of expenditures that included $734,418 for water and wastewater treatment chemicals; $184,361 to Atlantic Machinery of Silver Spring, Md., for a street sweeper to replace a current sweeper; and $74,199 to Standard Equipment Co. of Frederick, Md., for a John Deere backhoe loader, replacing an excavator in the Water and Sewer Department.

Councilman Kristin B. Aleshire, yes

Councilwoman Kelly S. Cromer, yes

Councilman Lewis C. Metzner, yes

Councilwoman Penny M. Nigh, yes

Councilwoman Alesia D. Parson-McBean, yes

Nuisance ordinance

Approved an ordinance that fines property owners after the number of police calls there - such as littering, disorderly conduct and prostitution - reaches a "nuisance" level. The nuisance threshold was set at 10 calls for residential properties, 20 for commercial properties and 25 for multiunit residential properties within six months.

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Aleshire, yes

Cromer, yes

Metzner, yes

Nigh, yes

Parson-McBean, yes

Residential ordinance

Approved the introduction of an ordinance forcing single and multiunit residential buildings to be licensed and inspected when they have been vacant for 12 straight months or determined by the city to be inhabitable for more than 30 days.

Aleshire, yes

Cromer, no

Metzner, yes

Nigh, yes

Parson-McBean, yes

Commercial ordinance

Approved the introduction of an ordinance forcing commercial buildings to be licensed and inspected when one or more spaces at street level have not been used commercially for at least six straight months or at least 50 percent of the upper-level spaces have been vacant for at least six straight months.

Aleshire, yes

Cromer, yes

Metzner, yes

Nigh, yes

Parson-McBean, yes

Coca-Cola products

Agreed to keep Coca-Cola products the exclusive beverages sold at Claude M. Potterfield Pool, Fairgrounds Park and Hagerstown Greens at Hamilton Run for five years. The city is projected to take in more than $41,000 in fees and sales commissions during that time.

Aleshire, yes

Cromer, yes

Metzner, yes

Nigh, yes

Parson-McBean, yes

Market lease

Renewed a five-year lease with Spickler's Market, which uses 1,050 square feet of a building the city owns at 17 E. Franklin St. The tenant will pay $7,087.50 in 2007. The rent will increase each year.

Aleshire, yes

Cromer, yes

Metzner, yes

Nigh, yes

Parson-McBean, yes

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