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Hagerstown City Council briefs

October 23, 2007

Documents for water tank approved



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday approved spending $610,077 for the design and contract documents to install a second water tank in the footprint of the existing reservoir on the city's West End.

A Maryland Department of the Environment low-interest loan will be used to pay for the project's construction, Hagerstown Utilities Director Michael Spiker wrote in a city memorandum. Construction already began on the first water tank, which is across U.S. 40 from the existing reservoir.

Spiker said earlier this month that the water tanks have to be built by April 2009 to satisfy the Safe Drinking Water Act Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.

City, Suns agree to lease arrangement



The Hagerstown Suns and city officials entered into a lease agreement Tuesday that will let the Suns call Municipal Stadium home from Jan. 1, 2008, to Dec. 31, 2009.

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The city will be responsible for making repairs to the buildings, lighting, plumbing and several other areas associated with the stadium, according to the lease. Groundskeeping duties will be performed by the Suns.

Jonathan Street house will be demolished



A house at 337 Jonathan St. in Hagerstown will be demolished at the cost of the property's owner.

On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council voted to hire Allegany Wrecking to raze the house for $14,700.

- Dan Dearth

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