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Hagerstown briefs

January 30, 2008|DAN DEARTH

Alcohol in open containers allowed



The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted to permit people to carry alcohol in open containers at the following events:

· Western Maryland Blues Fest, May 30 to June 1

· Augustoberfest Salutes Schmankerl Stube's 20th Anniversary, May 16

· Augustoberfest, Aug. 23-24




City Council approves contracts



On Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council voted to approve the following contracts and purchases:

· Contract with Bonded Applicators of MD Inc. for a flat roof replacement on City Hall, $10,800

· Contract with Botanica Enterprises to plant trees at several sites across the city, $30,000

· Contract with Brudis & Associates Inc. for engineering services to inspect bridges, $27,765

· Purchase of play equipment for City Park, $39,599

· Purchase of a one-ton pickup, $25,013

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· Purchase of a four-wheel drive utility vehicle, $19,398

· Contract for street patching and repair with Huntzberry Brothers Inc., $312,755




City to buy, refurbish and resell property



Honoring a request from the Hagerstown Community Development Department, the City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance that will allow for the acquisition, rehabilitation and resale of a property at 333 S. Mulberry St.

The city will purchase the property for $52,575 from Nancy E. Sharer, according to city documents. The money for the purchase will come from the city's Community Development Block Grant Fund.

The house will be resold under the Community Development Block Grant Single Family Home Ownership Program, according to city documents.

City Council approves 142-acre annexation

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance to adopt a plan to annex about 142 acres of land just northeast of the interchange at U.S. 40 and Interstate 70.

According to the plan, about 124 acres of the land would be zoned for commercial use, and roughly 18 acres would be zoned for residential use.

The land is known as the Doub property.

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