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Local votes

May 27, 2007

The Hagerstown City Council voted on the following issues at Tuesday's meeting.

By a 3-2 vote, the council passed an ordinance to adopt the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008, in the amount of $157,032,860.

Martin Brubaker - No

Kelly S. Cromer - No

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council passed an ordinance to increase sewer rates by 8.5 percent for customers living inside the city and 16 percent for customers living outside the city.

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Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council introduced an ordinance authorizing the City of Hagerstown to issue and sell, upon its full faith and credit, general obligation bonds to the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $6.5 million. Proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be used for the public purpose of financing Phase 1 of replacing the city's West End Water Reservoir with an above-ground storage tank.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council introduced an ordinance authorizing the refuse collection and license agreement for Cortland Villa Condominiums Inc.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 4-1 vote, the council passed an ordinance to establish the tax rates for the levy year July 1, 2007, to June 30, 2008, on the basis of $0.798 per $100 of the assessed value of all real property and $1.995 per $100 of the assessed value of all business personal property within the City of Hagerstown.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - No

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 4-1 vote, the council approved a motion to allow the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. to hold a special event in City Park and waive city services for the event in the amount of about $1,015.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - No

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 4-1 vote, the council introduced an ordinance to ban vicious and dangerous animals from the city limits.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - No

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council passed a resolution to adopt a statement of intent to use future bond financing for the West End Tank Project.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council passed a resolution to authorize the execution and delivery of an agreement between the City of Hagerstown and Community Rescue Service for the reimbursement of diesel fuel and gasoline obtained from the city facility located at 51 W. Memorial Blvd.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council passed a resolution to revise the schedule of parking system rates and fees, effective July 1.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 4-1 vote, the council passed a memorandum of understanding between the City of Hagerstown and TourGlides LLC to authorize electric personal mobility devices to conduct guided tours through City Park between April 1, 2007, and Oct. 31, 2007.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - No

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council approved a motion to approve an agreement for engineering services between the City of Hagerstown and the Black and Veatch Corp.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council approved a motion to award a contract to C.W. Hetzer of Hagerstown to reconstruct Marshall Street for $292,025.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 5-0 vote, the council approved a motion to authorize city staff to submit a grant application to the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development for $250,000 for costs associated with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - Yes

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

By a 3-2 vote, the council approved a license agreement between the City of Hagerstown and Artery Homes for the installation of a sales trailer in the right of way of Sweeney Drive as part of the Poplar Street residential development.

Martin Brubaker - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - No

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - No

Alesia Parson-McBean - Yes

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