Hagerstown City Council - March 25

March 24, 2011

City considers annexing property

HAGERSTOWN — The Hagerstown City Council held two public hearings Tuesday on plans to annex property into the city.

The city has proposed annexing 5.32 acres north of Interstate 70 just east of Exit 32. The land is State Highway Administration right of way and is undeveloped.

The city has also proposed annexing 1.41 acres near the intersection of Salem Avenue and Broadfording Road owned by Beltway Properties V LLC.

On Feb. 15, the Washington County Commissioners approved rezoning the land along I-70 from HI-2, or Highway Interchange 2, to a mix of C4, or city regional shopping center, and POM, or Professional Office Mixed, according to city documents.

The commissioners also approved rezoning the land near Salem Avenue from HI-1, or Highway Interchange 1, to R3 Residential, the documents said.

The SHA was notified of the annexation plan but provided no comment as of Tuesday, City Planner Alex Rohrbaugh said.

A representative of Collegiate Acres LLC said Tuesday that Collegiate plans to purchase the 1.41 acres from Beltway Properties V to better configure the layout of an adjoining parcel, where it plans to build a multifamily development.

The council will consider both plans at future meetings. If adopted, they will be come effective within 45 days.

City council honors basketball coach

HAGERSTOWN — Kevin Naylor, a city wastewater employee and coach of the South Hagerstown High School boys basketball team, was recognized Tuesday by the city council for his work leading the team to the state semifinals.

Naylor's record for four years at South High is 56 wins and 38 losses. In 2011, the team lost only four games, according to city documents.

In 2011, South High was the Class 3A, West Region champion.

The team lost the semifinal game to Centennial High School of Ellicott City, Md., by two points.

— Kate S. Alexander

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