This week in government

April 23, 2012

Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown Mayor and Council:


Springfield Middle School
334 Sunset Ave., Williamsport
Tuesday, April 24, 9:30 a.m.

• 9:30 a.m.: Earth Day tree planting ceremony at Springfield Middle School, 334 Sunset Ave., Williamsport

• 10:40 a.m.: Depart for County Administration Building,100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Room 226
Tuesday, April 24, 11 a.m.


• 11 a.m.: Citizens participation
• 11:10 a.m.: Washington County public improvement bonds of 2012 refunding bonds of 2012 authorizing resolution
• 11:30 a.m.: Budget discussion
• noon: Luncheon at Discovery Station and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Historic Möller Organ Exhibit at 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
• 1:20 p.m.: National Crime Victims’ Rights Week proclamation
• 1:30 p.m.: Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) easement approval for Virginia P. Clagett et. al.
• 1:40 p.m.: Geowoodstock national convention
• 2 p.m.: Grant application “Weekend Intake Center” for work crew supervisor salary
• 2:10 p.m.: Washington County sheriff’s office grants
    (1) Governor’s office of Crime Control and Prevention
        — Body armor grant “WCSO 2012 Body Armor Replacement Schedule”
        — Sex offender compliance and enforcement in Maryland grant “Monitoring Support and Training”
    (2) U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
        — Edward Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
• 2:20 p.m.: Other business
    (1) Appointments to County Boards and Commissions
• 2:30 p.m.: Bid award, proposed drainage improvements for Sheets/Aleshire property
• 2:45 p.m.: FY 2013 annual program open space discussion
• 3 p.m.: Youth meritorious awards presentation
• 3:30 p.m.: Contract award, clinical services for teens to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in Washington County
• 3:40 p.m.: Contract renewal, plumbing and heating maintenance services
• 4 p.m.: Closed session (to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, 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 a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the State; and, to consider the acquisition of real property for a public purpose and matters directly related thereto)
• 6:30 p.m.: Post-legislative session forum at Hagerstown Community College, Career Programs Building, Room 212, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown


• No meeting Tuesday, April 24


City Hall, Council Chamber
1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m.


• Announcements
    (1) Meeting schedule
        — Tuesday, May 1, work session, 4 p.m.
        — Tuesday, May 8, work session, 4 p.m.; budget hearing, 7 p.m.
        — Tuesday, May 15, work session, 4 p.m.
        — Tuesday, May 22, regular session, 7 p.m.
• Appointments
    (1) Douglas S. Wright Jr., Planning Commission, term to expire May 1, 2016
    (2) Ronald D. Thomas, Planning Commission, term to expire May 1, 2016
• Proclamation: National Crime Victims’ rights week
• Citizen comments
• Minutes: March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27
• Consent agenda
    (1) Department of Community and Economic Development
        —Application permit for Blues Prelude, May 31, Maryland Theatre at University Plaza
        —Application permit for Blues Fest, June 1 and 2, Maryland Theatre at Central Parking Lot
        —Application permit for Blues Fest, June 1 and 2, M&T Bank at VIP area
    (2) Department of Utilities
        — Water: SCADA annual renewal for treatment plants; ABB Inc., Wickliffe, Ohio; $27,084
    (3) Public Works
        — One half ton pickup truck (unit no. 33); Apple Ford, Columbia, Md.; $19,682
        — One ton pickup truck (unit no. 30); Apple Ford, Columbia, Md.; $22,980
    (4) Department of Parks and Engineering
        — Paving and improving multi-use paths in Hellane Park; Craig Paving Inc., Hagerstown; $34,760
        — Design of restoration of Hamilton Run Stream and Pangborn Park Lake; Brudis & Associates Inc., Columbia, Md.; $62,000
• Unfinished business
    (1) Approval of an ordinance, Pangborn rezoning
• New business
    (1) Approval of a resolution, approving agreements to permit Hagerstown Fire Department access to criminal history record information
    (2) Approval of a resolution, agreement for the Maryland Safe Haven Program in Washington County
    (3) Approval of a resolution, Korean War veterans memorial at Mealey Parkway
    (4) Approval of a resolution, Fairgrounds Park field lighting installation agreement and loan agreement
    (5) Approval of a rain insurance policy for 2012 Western Maryland Blues Fest
    (6) Approval of street closure request and open container exemption for Wind Down Fridays
    (7) Approval of tiered annual City contribution to the health savings accounts for Plus Medical Plan
    (8) Approval of continue coverage with current vendor for life insurance, voluntary life insurance and long term disability
• 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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