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This week in government

September 21, 2009

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

County Administration Building

100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m.

Agenda

o 1:30 p.m.: Grant funding contract for rural community survey, phase V

o 1:45 p.m.: Application for text amendment to the subdivision ordinance for Washington County

o 2 p.m.: Workshop general discussion

-- Excise tax incentives

-- Off-street parking for text amendment

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-- Transportation plan

o 3 p.m.: JFK 50-mile ultramarathon update

o 3:15 p.m.: Resh Road landfill closure cap, pipe gutter replacement

o 3:25 p.m.: Proclamation, prostate cancer awareness

o 3:30 p.m.: Public hearing

-- Acquisition of property at rear of 29-33 Antietam St., Hagerstown

o 3:45 p.m.: Closed session, 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

o 4 p.m.: Break

o 7 p.m.: Evening meeting with Mayor and Council of Keedysville, 19 S. Main St., Keedysville

o 7:05 p.m.: Commissioners' reports and comments

o 7:30 p.m.: Citizens participation

o 7:40 p.m.: Other business

-- County attorney issues

-- Appointments to County boards and commissions

(1) Reappointment, local management board

-- County administrator's comments

-- Reports from County staff

BOARD OF EDUCATION

o No meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22.

MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL

City Hall, Council Chamber

1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m.

Agenda

o 6 p.m.: Executive session, Room 407, Fourth floor, City Hall

-- To consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand or remain in the State

(1) Downtown business proposal request

o 7 p.m.: Regular session, Council Chamber, Second floor, City Hall

-- Announcements

(1) Meeting schedule

~ Tuesday, Sept. 29, strategic planning session, 4 p.m. at Elgin Station

~ Tuesday, Oct. 6, work session, 4 p.m.

~ Tuesday, Oct. 13, work session, 4 p.m.

~ Tuesday, Oct. 20, work session, 4 p.m.

~ Tuesday, Oct. 27, regular session, 7 p.m.

-- Guests

-- Citizen comments

-- Public hearings

(1) Consolidated annual performance and evaluation report for FY 2009

(2) Comprehensive zoning map amendments, phase II

-- Minutes, Aug. 11, Aug. 18, Aug. 25 and Sept. 1

-- Consent agenda

(1) Engineering

~ Ridge Avenue traffic island, Concrete Central LLC, Hagerstown, not to exceed $65,000

(2) Water department

~ Check valve for pump 3, Gardner, O'Conner Inc., Pasadena, Md., $10,214

~ Engineering services for dam repairs and tree removal, Triad Engineering Inc., Hagerstown, $35,380

~ Tank painting, Preferred Tank and Tower Inc., Evansville, Ind., $95,000

(3) Community affairs

~ South Potomac Street closures, Oct. 20, 3 to 5 p.m. for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts ribbon cutting and Oct. 23, 5 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 24, 6 p.m. to midnight for events at The Maryland Theatre

(4) Human resources

~ Voluntary Medicomp plan option, Medicare part "D" Rx plan for retirees

-- Unfinished business

(1) Approval of an ordinance, to increase water rates

(2) Approval of an ordinance, to increase sewer rates

-- New business

(1) Introduction of an ordinance, amending the City code by adding Chapter 62, bottle clubs

(2) Introduction of an ordinance, land use management code text amendment to modify commercial district requirements

(3) Our Three Sons LLC revolving loan fund request

(4) Our Three Sons LLC upper floors loan fund request

(5) Approval of amendment to the City's water and wastewater policy

(6) Approval of expenditure of funds for removal of trees and repair of the toe drain at the Edgemont reservoir dam and the removal of trees at the Smithsburg lagoon embankment, dam repairs and tree removal, W. F. Delauter and Sons Inc., Emmitsburg, Md., $152,358.65

(7) Approval of expenditure of funds for construction of 6.4 million gallon park avenue water tank, west end tanks II, construction phase, Pre-Load Inc., Hauppauge, N.Y., $5,435,840

(8) Approval of downtown holiday parking program

-- City administrator's comments

-- Mayor and council comments

-- Adjourn

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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