Hagerstown briefs

March 02, 2007|by DAN DEARTH

City OKs grant for Henry's Theatre work

The Hagerstown City Council approved a motion Tuesday that will allow the city to enter into a grant agreement with the state of Maryland for $115,000 to renovate the facade of the Henry's Theatre building.

The former theater on South Potomac Street is the proposed site of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, a charterlike school that will accept high school students interested in pursuing an arts education.

The match for the grant will be provided by the Washington County Public Schools through its fundraising endeavors, according to city documents.

Monitoring system to be installed at facility

The Hagerstown City Council gave its approval Tuesday to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey that will give the federal government permission to install a water quality monitoring station inside the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Facility in Williamsport.


City documents indicate the station will act as an early warning system if contaminants are found in the Potomac River.

The river provides a portion of the City of Hagerstown's water supply.

14 downtown parking meters to be removed

Following a recommendation from the City Treasurer's Office, the Hagerstown City Council authorized a motion this week to remove 14 parking meters from the north side of the 100 block of East Franklin Street.

The office determined that the $2,380 cost to replace the outdated meters would be too costly.

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