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County Commissioners brief

December 10, 2008

County would like city to impose conditions before annexing land for facility



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed several conditions they said they would like the City of Hagerstown to impose on Norfolk Southern Railway Co. before the city agrees to annex 95 acres for a loading and storage facility.

The facility would be south of the city between Downsville Pike and Virginia Avenue.

Washington County Planning Commission members were concerned about the impact the project would have on the surrounding area, county Planning Director Michael C. Thompson said.

The planning commission's recommendations include provisions for forest buffers, directional lighting, a traffic study, and attention to the type of fencing used and the hours of operation.

The commissioners agreed with most of the recommendations, but Commissioner Kristin Aleshire said he thought it would be unrealistic to prohibit trucks from driving toward Virginia Avenue on Oak Ridge Drive, as the planning commission suggested.

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- Heather Keels

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