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City Council briefs

September 19, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

Sidewalk cafe draft guidelines discussed



During Tuesday's Hagers-town City Council meeting, city staff submitted an unofficial draft of a license agreement that would set the regulations for sidewalk cafes.

The draft was submitted for the council's consideration.

If the draft is adopted into an official license agreement, business owners would have to sign the document before they would be allowed to open a sidewalk cafe.

The draft suggested that an applicant would have to submit, among other things, a certificate of liability insurance and illustrations of furniture items.

The city would reserve the right to revoke a sidewalk cafe permit, and the sale of alcohol would be prohibited without the consent of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, according to the draft.

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City staff recommended that five feet of unobstructed sidewalk space would have to be maintained for pedestrians.




Building might be used as office space



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday discussed using a portion of the Roslyn Building for office space to accommodate a growing number of city employees.

City Engineer Rodney Tissue said City Hall is cramped and has inadequate office space for the number of staff.

Tissue said the cost of the proposal was unavailable.

The Roslyn Building sits next to City Hall on East Franklin Street.




Volunteers sought for Mummers Parade



The Alsatia Club is looking for volunteers to work during the 83rd Mummers Parade in Hagerstown.

The parade will start at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and follow Potomac Street from the Point on North Potomac Street to South Hagerstown High School, said Karen Giffin, director of community affairs.

People who want to volunteer may call James McCleaf at 301-223-7094.

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