Hagerstown City Council briefs

November 28, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

Design phase of water project approved

During its Tuesday meeting, the Hagerstown City Council gave its approval to spend $787,724 for the design phase of a project that involves replacing waterlines from the R.C. Willson Water Treatment Plant to the City of Hagerstown.

Possible funding to pay for the project could come, in part, from the Maryland Department of the Environment, benefit fees and bond proceeds, according to city records.

Hazen and Sawyer of Baltimore was awarded the design contract.

Softball group to install lights on fields at Fairgrounds Park

The Hagerstown Softball Association was given permission by the City Council on Tuesday to install lights at Fairgrounds Park's three softball fields so the organization can hold night games.

Last week, representatives from the softball league said they raised about $50,000 to install lights at one of the fields.

Earlier this year, the City Council agreed to earmark roughly $40,000 to run an electrical feed to the fields at Fairgrounds Park from Cleveland Avenue.


Contract awarded to replace Fairgrounds Park grandstand roof

Carson Roofing of Hagerstown was awarded a $200,000 contract Tuesday by the City Council to replace the roof on the grandstand at Fairgrounds Park.

Parks and Recreation Director Junior Mason said earlier this week that the roof needs to be replaced because rainwater is leaking through and damaging the underlying structure. The $200,000 cost also includes putting up metal on the north and south sides of the structure to prevent rain from blowing inward.

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