Hagerstown briefs

May 27, 2008|By DAN DEARTH

Hagerstown votes to increase sewer rates

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to increase sewer rates by as much as 7.3 percent.

Rates will increase 6 percent for customers who live in the city and 7.3 percent for customers who live outside the city.

Documents show that beginning July 1, the rate per 1,000 gallons of metered water usage will increase from $3.83 to $4.06 for customers who live within Hagerstown's corporate boundaries. The rates for customers who live outside the city will increase from $6.72 to $7.21 for 1,000 gallons of usage, documents show.

Last week, the council rejected a proposal to increase water rates.

Hagerstown passes $163.1 million budget

The City of Hagerstown's $163.1 million budget for Fiscal Year 2008-09 was passed 5-0 by the City Council during a special session Tuesday.


Some highlights of the budget include a $948,825 grant that will be used to hire nine firefighters and a $220,000 stipend from the hotel-motel tax.

The 2008-09 fiscal year lasts from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009.

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