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Hagerstown City Council briefs

February 27, 2013

Council members OK pumper purchase for fire company

Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night approved the purchase of a pumper to replace an engine at the First Hagerstown Hose Co.

Council members approved spending $447,017 for a pumper from Kovatck Mobile Equipment, according to the city.

First Hagerstown Hose Co. has agreed to contribute $150,000 and the city’s share is $297,017, according to the city.


Street closures approved for special events

A list of street closures for special events in Hagerstown this year were approved by Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday night.

The closures approved included:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Run, Saturday, March 16. The course runs throughout Hagerstown on streets such as South Potomac Street, Memorial Boulevard, Surrey Avenue,  Summit Avenue and Washington Street.
  • Maryland International Film Festival, April 11. The first block of South Potomac Street will be closed for a red carpet event.
  • Wind Down Fridays. The first block of South Potomac Street will be closed during the event. Dates have not been determined.
  • Faire Off The Square/Market Faire. Use of the Elizabeth Hager Center Lot. The Market Faire is held Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from June 6 to Sept. 26. Faire Off The Square is held the last Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May until September.


'Dublin at the Diamond' scheduled for March 16

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Hagerstown City Council members approved a non-game event known as “Dublin at the Diamond” on Saturday, March 16, at Municipal Stadium. The event will start immediately following the St. Patrick’s Day 5K race downtown. Council members also approved the addition of Maryland State Lottery Keno equipment at the stadium.

— Dave McMillion

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