New hangar planned for Hagerstown Regional Airport

October 15, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A new hangar is being planned for Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Timothy R. Troxell, executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, announced the plan Tuesday during a joint meeting between the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown City Council.

Troxell would not name the company that is building the hangar, but he said the company plans to build an 18,000-square-foot hangar on the west side of the runway.

The hangar will include space for offices, training areas and a testing center, Troxell said.

The Hagerstown City Council agreed Tuesday to provide water service to the hangar.

While council members said they support the project, some complained that they were not told about the project until the last minute.


"I would appreciate us being treated as if we were involved in the process instead of being treated as an afterthought," Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said.

Metzner said the council was told about the project less than a week ago, while the EDC discussed the project with the Washington County Commissioners in closed session Aug. 18.

Council members Penny M. Nigh and Martin E. Brubaker echoed Metzner's complaints.

"I'm doing this, but it's not a precedent or automatic that we're going to do this every time" the EDC requests water service for a new project, Brubaker said.

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