This week in government

January 19, 2009


County Administration Building

100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m.


o 9:05 a.m.: Introduction of new employees

o 9:10 a.m.: Commissioners' reports and comments

o 9:25 a.m.: Special events ordinance

o 10:15 a.m.: Emergency number system board grant for emergency communications

o 10:30 a.m.: Citizens participation

o 10:40 a.m.: Other business


- County attorney issues

- Appointments to county board and commissions

- County administrator's comments

- Reports from county staff

o 11 a.m.: Salary review committee recommendations

o noon: Lunch

o 1 p.m.: Discussion on county goals

o 2 p.m.: Closed session (to discuss the appointment, employment and/or assignment of appointees, employees or officials over whom it has jurisdiction; to discuss personnel matters that affect one or more specific individuals; to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)


Board Conference Room

820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown

Thursday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m.


o 3 to 5 p.m.: Closed session

Board Auditorium

820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown

Thursday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m., Channel 99


o 6:05 p.m.: Correspondence to and from the board

o 6:10 p.m.: Superintendent's report

- World class staff, Golden Apple Award presented to the custodial staff (Krista Stotler, head custodian; Janice Paul, custodian; and Charles Cavender, custodian) at Clear Spring Elementary School for receiving a superior rating on the 2007-08 state maintenance inspection

o 6:20 p.m.: Personnel action

o 6:25 p.m.: Reports to the board

-Legislative update

- Board member committee reports

o 6:45 p.m.: Citizen participation

o 7:15 p.m.: New business

- Consideration, high school program of studies

- Consideration, facilities and enrollment advisory committee charge

- Consideration, gift in the amount of $360,000 from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association to the Washington County Public Schools Fund and Nutrition Services Department

- Consideration, grant in the amount of $27,000 from the Nora Roberts Foundation to Sharpsburg Elementary School

- Consideration, gift in the amount of $5,000 from Craig and Candace Unger to Pleasant Valley Elementary School

- Consideration, gift in the amount of $9,566.30 from the estate of Catharine A. Corbett to the Clear Spring High School Scholarship Fund

- Consideration, gift in the amount of $4,000 from Shifler Electrical Associates to the Washington County Public Schools Technology Department

- Consideration, audio-visual equipment

- Consideration, future agenda items and future agenda items list

o 8:20 p.m.: Miscellaneous business

o 8:25 p.m.: Board member comments

o 8:30 p.m.: Adjournment

- Calendar of activities


City Hall, Council Chamber

1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.


o 4 p.m.: Work session

- Preliminary agenda review

- 2009 sewer capacity allocation program, proposed amendments

- Joint meeting with Washington County Board of Education

(1) City elections

(2) City CIP

o 5:30 p.m.: Executive session

o 6:15 p.m.: Work session, continued

- Pool operations for the 2009 season

- Modification to the FY 2009-10 community development budget

o 7:05 p.m.:

- City administrator's comments

- Mayor and council comments

o 7:15 p.m.: Adjourn

o Arrangements can be made in advance for people with disabilities who want to attend any of these meetings. For the County Commissioners, call 240-313-2216 (Voice/TDD). For City Council, call Bruce Zimmerman at 301-797-6617 (Voice/TDD).

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