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This week in government agendas

November 03, 2008

Mayor and Council



CIty Hall Council Chamber, 1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown

Nov. 4, 2008

4 p.m.: Special meeting

  • 1. Approval of an ordinance: City of Hagerstown general obligation bonds

    4:10 p.m.: Work session

  • 1. State of the City discussion - Mayor and City Council

    4:30 p.m.: City Administrator's comments

    Mayor and Council comments

    4:45 p.m.: Adjourn




    Board of Education



    Board Auditorium

    820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown

    Nov. 6, 2008

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9 a.m.: 1. Discussion: Legislative priorities-Roxanne Ober, President of the Board; Donna Brightman, Vice President of the Board; Paul Bailey, Ruth Anne Callaham, Wayne Ridenour, William Staley and Bernadette Wagner, Board Members; Elizabeth Morgan, Ph.D., Superintendent.

10:15 a.m.: Closed meeting, Board Conference Room: The Washington County Board of Education will hold a closed meeting pursuant to the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland Sections 10-508 (a)(1, 7, 8, 14) and 10-503 (a)(1, 2).

1 p.m.: Meeting, Board Auditorium

Call to Order and Declaration of a Quorum

Pledge of Allegiance

Moment of Silence

Introduction of guests

Approval of agenda

Approval of minutes

1:05 p.m.: Correspondence to and from the Board

1:10 p.m.: Superintendent's report

Personnel action

1:15 p.m.: Reports to the board

  • 1. System Report Card - Trends and Initiatives - Donna Hanlin, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Instruction; Michael Markoe, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction; Jeremy Jakoby, Supervisor of Testing and Evaluation

  • 2. Enrollment Data and Projections - Robert Rollins, Executive Director of School Operations (Acting); Robert Spong, Facilities Planning Manager; Deanna Newman, Consultant, Public Pathways, Inc.

  • 3. Board Member Committee Reports (Curriculum and Instruction, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Policy Review and Development, BRAC, Pen Mar, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition) - Roxanne Ober, President of the Board.

    2:45 p.m.: Citizen Participation

    3:15 p.m.: Old Business

  • 1 Consideration: Second Reading of Exhibit DJF-E(8) (Minority business enterprise procedures for State funded public school construction projects) - Roxanne Ober, President of the Board and Chair of the Policy Committee; Robert Rollins, Executive Director of School Operations (Acting); Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel.

  • 2. Consideration: Second Reading of Revised Policy Changes for Section D (Fiscal Management) of the Policy Manuel-Roxanne Ober, President of the Board and Chair of the Policy Committee; Chris South, Chief Financial Officer; Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel

    3:35 p.m.: New Business

  • 1. Consideration: Washington County Public Schools' Master Plan 2007-2013 and Master Plan Annual Update 2008-Shulamit Finkelstein, Executive Assistant for Strategic Planning and Board and Community Relations

  • 2. Consideration: First reading of remaining Section D proposed policy changes (Fiscal Management)-Roxanne Ober, President of the Board and Chair of the Policy Committee; Boyd Michael, Deputy Superintendent and Staff Liaison to the Policy Committee; Anthony Trotta, Chief Legal Counsel; Chris South, Chief Financial Officer

  • 3. Consideration: Construction Manager for Eastern Primary-Robert Rollins, Executive Director of School Operations (Acting); Robert Spong, Facilities Planning Manager

  • 4. Consideration: Fountain Rock Elementary Cafeteria Addition and Renovation (Bid 2009-10)-Robert Rollins, Executive Director of School Operations (Acting); Robert Spong, Facilities Planning Manager; Lisa Freeman, Supervisor of Purchasing

  • 5. Consideration: Appointment of New Members to the Calendar Advisory Committee and the Safe Schools Advisory Committee-Michael Markoe, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction; Steve Ganley, Safety and Security Risk Manager

    n 6. Consideration: Legislative Priorities of the Upcoming Legislative Session-Roxanne Ober, President of the Board; Donna Brightman, Vice President of the Board; and Paul Bailey, Ruth Anne Callaham, Wayne Ridenour, William Staley and Bernadette Wagner, Board Members

    4:35 p.m.: Miscellaneous Business

    4:40 p.m.: Board Member Comments

    4:45 p.m. Adjournment

  • Overview of Proposed "Future Agenda Items"

  • Calendar of Activities

    Board of County Commissioners of Washington County



    County Administration Building

    100 W. Washington St., Room 226, Hagerstown, Md.

    9:45 a.m.: Call to Order

    Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

    Approval of Minutes

    9:50 a.m.: Commissioners' Reports and Comments

    10:10 a.m.: Upcoming 20th Annual Antietam Memorial Illumination-Georgene Charles, Chair, Ed Wenschhof, Chief Ranger and Incident Manager for the Memorial Illumination and Rom Riford

    10:20 a.m.: Contract Award (PUR-1078) - Engineering Services Requirements Contract-Karen Luther and Joe Kroboth, P.E.

    10:30 a.m.: Citizens Participation

    10:40 a.m.: Other Business:

  • County Attorney Issues - John Martirano, Kirk Downey, Andrew Wilkinson

  • Appointments to County Boards and Commissions - Joni Bittner

  • County Administrator's Comments - Gregory B. Murray

  • Reports from County Staff

    11 a.m.: Sierra Nevada Corporation Update - Hal Lucas

    11:30 a.m.: County Payment for Public Defender Panel Attorneys - Andrew Wilkinson (letter) (costs)

    noon: Lunch

    1 p.m.: Certification of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program Agriculture Transfer Tax Fund - Eric Seifarth and Sara Edelman (report) (subdivisions by election district) (map)

    1:20 p.m.: Journey through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area - Tom Riford, Jaime McClug and Cate Wyatt

    1:45 p.m.: Closed Session - (To consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand or remain in the State; to discuss the appointment, employment and/or assignment of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; to discuss personnel matters that effect one or more specific individuals; to consult with staff about pending or potential litigation; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice.)

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