HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown won't be mentioned in a proposed coffee-table book titled "Historic Washington County: The Story of Hagerstown and Washington County."
The City Council on Tuesday agreed to reject a proposal that would have cost the city up to $7,990 to be in the book, which is the creation of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce.
Had the council agreed, the book deal would have cost the city $1,950 for one page of coverage, $3,490 for two pages, $4,990 for three pages and $6,390 for four pages.
Those charges were good only if the city agreed to participate before March 31. Thereafter, the price would have increased to $2,450 for one page, $4,390 for two pages, $6,190 for three pages and $7,990 for four pages.