This week in government

August 27, 2012

Scheduled meetings this week of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown Mayor and Council (the county Board of Education is not scheduled to meet):


County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.


• 10:05 a.m.: 2012-13 workers compensation excess insurance renewal
• 10:15 a.m.: Washington County Free Library change order
• 10:30 a.m.: Conservation reserve enhancement program easement approval for Edwin E. David
• 10:45 a.m.: Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 “septic bill”
• 11 a.m.: 2012 housing bond allocation transfer
• 11:20 a.m.: Removal of 12,000 gallon underground storage tank at Hagerstown Regional Airport
• 11:40 a.m.: 2012 March for Babies Award presentation
• 11:50 a.m.: Forget Me Not proclamation
• noon: Recess
• 1:30 p.m.: Public hearing — Amendments to building excise tax ordinance for Washington County, revision 9
• 2 p.m.: Proposed revisions to the 2012 Building Code of Washington County ordinance
• 2:20 p.m.: Community organization fund service priorities
• 2:40 p.m.: Addressing ordinance for Washington County
• 3 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 the public body 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, and to consider matters that concern the proposals for businesses or industrial organizations to locate, expand or remain in the State)
• 4:30 p.m.: Break
• 7 p.m.: Evening meeting in the Town of Sharpsburg at 106 Main St., Sharpsburg
• 7:05 p.m.: Commissioners’ reports and comments
• 7:20 p.m.: Mayor and Council comments
• 7:30 p.m.: Citizens participation
• 7:40 p.m.: Other business
    (1) Appointments to County boards and commissions
    (2) County administrator’s comments
    (3) Reports from County staff


• No meeting Tuesday, Aug. 28


City Hall, Council Chamber
1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.


• 5 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
• 7 p.m.: Regular Session
    (1) Announcements
        — Meeting schedule
            * Tuesday, Sept. 4, work session, 4 p.m.
            * Tuesday, Sept. 11, work session, 4 p.m.
            * Tuesday, Sept. 18, work session, 4 p.m.
            * Tuesday, Sept. 25, regular session, 7 p.m.
    (2) Appointments — Frank Linn, Board of Traffic and Parking, term to expire Oct. 1, 2016
    (3) Guests/awards
        — Highlight Hagerstown Awards
        — Proclamation for Police Chief Art Smith’s retirement
    (4) Citizen comments
    (5) Public hearing — FY 2012 consolidated annual performance and evaluation report (CAPER)
    (6) Minutes — July 10, 17, 24 and 31
    (7) Consent agenda
        — Department of Utilities
            * Water
                - 2012 Ford super duty truck to replace unit 206 from Hagerstown Ford of Hagerstown for $69,357
                - 2012 Ford super duty truck to replace unit 216 from Hagerstown Ford of Hagerstown for $69,357
                - Increase remote input/output panel for SCADA from ABB Inc. of Wickliffe, Ohio for $20,134
            * Wastewater
                - Grinder pumps from Fluid solutions of Westminster, Md. for $69,984
        — Department of Community and Economic Development
            * Thunder in the Square, street closure Sept. 28
            * 250th Anniversary Street Fest, street closure Sept. 29
            * Street lamp holiday program, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
        — Department of Parks and Engineering
            * 2012 Chevy Silverado for parks and recreation to replace unit 371 from Criswell Auto Fleet Sales of Gaithersburg, Md. for $28,550.02
            * 2012 Chevy Silverado for golf course to replace unit 330 from Criswell Auto Fleet Sales of Gaithersburg, Md. for $28,550.02
        —Hagerstown Police Department
            * Laptops for police patrol cars from Brekford of Hanover, Md. for $27,330
        — Public Works
            * Excavation work for Memorial Boulevard underdrain by C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown for $29,183.69
    (8) Unfinished business
        — Approval of an ordinance - East First Street rezoning
        — Approval of an ordinance - Determining property no longer needed for public purpose and authorizing transfer of the same, property generally known as Unilever Wastewater Pretreatment Plant
        — Approval of an ordinance - Amending the City Code Chapter 64, building construction, Article I, building standards, including sprinkler requirements
    (9) New business
        — Introduction of an ordinance - City of Hagerstown general obligation bonds
        — Introduction of an ordinance - Amending the City Code, Chapter 140, Land Management Code, comprehensive update
        — Introduction of an ordinance - Amending the City Code, Chapter 38, City of Hagerstown Police and Fire, employees’ retirement plan
        — Approval of a resolution - Mutual aid agreement between Hagerstown Police Department, Washington  County Sheriff’s office and Frederick (Md.) City Police
        — Approval of a resolution - Acceptance of offer of dedication, Bartow Drive at roundabout intersection with Hagers Crossing Drive
        — Approval of a resolution  - Lease with General Services Administration for 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 200B
        — Approval of a resolution - Amended lease agreement with Hagerstown Neighborhood Development Partnership for 21-23 E. Franklin St.
        — Approval of a resolution - Lease agreement with the University System of Maryland — Hagerstown (USMH), 60 W. Washington St.
        — Approval of change order of 60 W. Washington St. renovation contract, build out of rear anchor tenant space
        — Approval of a resolution - Easement with American Legion for Mills Park Trail
        — Approval of grant acceptance - Accepting $1.5 million of MDE grant funding for the R.C. Willson phase IV project
        — Approval of Hagerstown Suns non-game event
        — Approval of South Prospect streetscape project contract
        — Approval of police hiring and retention incentives
        — Approval of Partners in Economic Progress (PEP) program amendments
        — Approval to submit proposed septic tier designations for review by the State of Maryland
    (10) City administrator’s comments
    (11) Mayor and Council comments
    (12) 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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