This week in government

May 14, 2012

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


Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center
1910 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 7:30 a.m.

• 7:30 a.m.: Employee years of service award breakfast at Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center, 1910 Dual Hwy., Hagerstown
• 9:30 a.m.: Depart for County Administration Building

County Administration Building
Room 227, 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 9:50 a.m.


• 9:50 a.m.: Commissioners’ reports and comments
• 10:10 a.m.: Bester Elementary School project
• 10:30 a.m.: Citizen’s participation
• 10:40 a.m.: Other business
    (1) County attorney issues
    (2) Appointments to County Boards and Commissions
    (3) County administrator’s comments
    (4) Reports from County staff
• 11 a.m.: Community organization fund committee bylaws
• 11:20 a.m.: Bid award, County office building HVAC system
• noon: Recess
• 1:30 p.m.: Discussion of building codes/trade codes in work shop room 255
• 2:15 p.m.: Relocate to room 227
• 2:20 p.m.: Closed session (to consider a matte that concerns the proposal for a business to locate in the State; to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice; to consult with staff about pending or potential litigation; and to consider matters that relate to collective bargaining negotiations)


Board Auditorium
820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 1:30 p.m., channel 99

• 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Discussion - educational facilities master plan update

Board Conference Room
820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.

• 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Closed session

Board Auditorium
820 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 6 p.m., channel 99


• 6:05 p.m.: Correspondence to and from the Board
• 6:10 p.m.: Superintendent’s report
    (1) Recognition of North Stars State Championship Ice Hockey Team from Washington County
    (2) Golden Apple Awards presented to the 2012-13 Washington County Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year finalists
    (3) Golden Apple Award presented to Michael Thorsen, principal at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, for receiving the Alvin J. Myerberg Arts Leadership Award
• 6:35 p.m.: Personnel action
• 6:40 p.m.: Reports to the Board
    (1) 2012 senior status
    (2) High school scheduling
    (3) Board member committee reports
• 7:25 p.m.: Citizen participation
• 7:55 p.m.: Old business
    (1) Consideration, second reading of Policy ECAB (access to Board of Education schools and Board of Education property)
    (2) Consideration, second reading of revised Policy JICF (addressing gangs, gang activity and similar destructive or illegal group behavior)
    (3) Consideration, second reading of Policy GBE (drug and alcohol educational and referral programs), Policy GBEA (personal liability insurance), and Policy GBEF (health and safety - employee); and rescission of Policy GBKA (tobacco free school premises)
• 8:25 p.m.: New business
    (1) Consideration, consent agenda - Clear Spring auditorium lighting; IBM server upgrade
    (2) Consideration, gift in the amount of $7,574 to Boonsboro High from the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters Inc.
• 8:40 p.m.: Miscellaneous business
    (1) Consideration, future agenda items and future agenda items list
• 8:45 p.m.: Board member comments
• 8:50 p.m.: Adjournment
    (1) Calendar of activities


City Hall, Council Chamber
1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 15, 4 p.m.


• 4 p.m.: Executive session
    (1) To consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organization to locate, expand, or remain in the State, and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
        — Agreement
• 5 p.m.: 71st special session
    (1) Introduction of an ordinance, tax rates beginning July 1
    (2) Introduction of an ordinance, budget FY 2012-13
• 5:15 p.m.: Work session
    (1) Preliminary agenda review
    (2) Multi-use sports and events center, preliminary project timeline
    (3) Budget work session
        — General fund operating budget expenditures
        — General fund capital improvement program
        — General fund revenue
• 7:15 p.m.:
    (1) City administrator’s comments
    (2) Mayor and Council comments
• 7:30 p.m.: 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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