This week in government

October 26, 2009


County Administration Building

100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m.


o 1 p.m.: Interim report, certification of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program

o 1:15 p.m.: 2009 Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Advanced life support education grant

o 1:30 p.m.: Property acquisition, Halfway Boulevard/Massey Boulevard intersection

o 1:45 p.m.: Annual appropriation financing policy, hotel rental tax fund, funding request, application and guidelines

o 2:15 p.m.: Workshop session, zoning ordinance, text amendment, off-street parking and loading area requirements

o 2:45 p.m.: Closed session, to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, and/or performance evaluation 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; to consult with staff about pending or potential litigation; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice


o 5 p.m.: Break

o 7 p.m.: Evening meeting with Mayor and Council of Hancock, Auditorium, 126 W. High St., Hancock

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

o 7:30 p.m.: Citizens participation

o 7:45 p.m.: Other business

- County attorney issues

- Appointments to County boards and commissions

- County administrator's comments

- Reports from County staff


o No meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27


City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chamber

1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.


o 7 p.m.: Regular session

o Announcements

(1) Meeting schedule

~ Tuesday, Nov. 3, work session, 4 p.m.

~ Tuesday, Nov. 10, work session, 4 p.m.

~ Tuesday, Nov. 17, joint meeting with Washington County Commissioners, 3 p.m. work session to follow

~ Tuesday, Nov. 24, regular session, 7 p.m.

- Board appointments

(1) George Hill, Hagerstown Housing Authority, term to expire Aug. 30, 2014

(2) Ronald Thomas, Planning Commission, term to expire May 1, 2012

o Citizen comments

o Public hearings

(1) Proposed land management code amendment, conversion local overlay zoning district

(2) Doub property annexation

o Minutes: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29

o Consent agenda

(1) Police Department

~ Toughbook laptops, Pelican Mobile, Hanover, Md., $85,806

~ Audio/video recording equipment for CID, McEnroe Voice and Data, Hunt Valley, MD., $24,762

~ Alternate light source for crime lab, SPEX Forensics, Edison, N.J., $10,556

~ Compound microscope, Nikon Instruments Inc., Linthicum, Md., $13,169.80

(2) Public Works

~ Road salt, Mid Atlantic Salt LLC, Lyndora, Pa., $70.64 per ton

(3) Light Department

~ ABB circuit breakers, WESCO Distribution, Norristown, Pa., $40,160

(4) Water and Wastewater Departments

~ Water, miscellaneous inventory, HD Supply Waterworks Ltd., Martinsburg, W.Va., $44,652.94

~ Wastewater, service agreement for oxygen system, M2T Technologies, Peekskill, N.Y., $20,000

(5) Engineering

~ Memorandum of understanding for bridge rehab funds

~ Burhans Boulevard traffic flow improvements, Concrete Central LLC, Hagerstown, $26,500

- Unfinished business

(1) Approval of an ordinance, amending Chapter 62, bottle clubs

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

o New business

(1) Introduction of an ordinance, amendment to the City of Hagerstown Police and Fire employees retirement plan

(2) Introduction of an ordinance, approval of revocable license agreement with Aristaeus LLC and L.E.D. Associates LLP for dumpster placement, 20 W. Washington St.

(3) Introduction of an ordinance, water quality bonds for West End water tanks, Phase II

(4) Introduction of an ordinance, water quality bonds for Willson transmission mains, Phase IA

(5) Introduction of an ordinance, water quality bonds for citywide collection system rehab

(6) Introduction of an ordinance, water quality bonds for Salem Avenue collection system rehab

(7) Approval of a resolution, to name and accept "Renaissance Way" (former Cramer Alley)

(8) Approval of a resolution, revising parking system rates and fees for North Potomac Street and the Arts and Entertainment parking decks

(9) Approval of a resolution, authorizing acceptance to the United States Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

(10) Approval of Hagerstown Suns fireworks for the 2010 season

(11) Authorization to accept FY 2010 Maryland Heritage Area Grant for historic plaques

(12) Approval of amendment to power service agreement with Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC

(13) Approval of expenditure for the R. C. Willson Phase 1A transmission main replacement and electrical upgrades

(14) Authorization for Chief Arthur Smith to sign criminal justice user agreements

(15) Approval of lease agreement with Shenandoah Personal Communications Co. (Shentel) for space on radio tower at Hagerstown Police Department

o City administrator's comments

o Mayor and Council comments

o 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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