This week in government

May 12, 2013

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


County Administration Building
100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m.


• 1:30 p.m.: Older Americans Month proclamation
• 1:40 p.m.: Building Safety Month
• 1:50 p.m.: Real property acquisition — 1229 Frederick St., Hagerstown
• 2 p.m.: Real property acquisition — map 49 parcel 80
• 2:10 p.m.: Real property conveyance — Brookemeade Drive, Hagerstown
• 2:20 p.m.: Rejection of bids — one aircraft rescue and fire fighting truck
• 2:30 p.m.: Budget discussion
• 3 p.m.: Closed session (to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, compensation, and/or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom this public body has jurisdiction; to discuss other personnel matters that affect one or more specific individuals; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice on a legal matter)
• 3:20 p.m.: Break
• 7 p.m.: Evening meeting at the Town of Funkstown, 30 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown
• 7:05 p.m.:
    (1) Commissioners’ reports and comments
     (2) 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, May 14


City Hall, Council Chamber
1 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown
Tuesday, May 14, 4 p.m.


• 4 p.m.: Work session
    (1) Preliminary agenda
    (2) Wastewater local limits study
    (3) Proposed ordinance for water/wastewater late fee and utility bill collections update
    (4) Hagerstown Police Department take-home cars for detectives
    (5) Budget work session
        — General fund agency contributions
        — Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program
        — Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) public services
        — Economic development, business revolving and upper floors redevelopment funds
        — Property management fund
• 5:45 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
        — Business proposal for downtown location
    (2) To consult with counsel to obtain legal advice
        — Discussion with legal counsel regarding Municipal Electric Light Plant (MELP) demolition
• 6:45 p.m.: Break
• 7 p.m.: Special session
    (1) Public hearings
        — FY 14 tax rate
        — FY14 budget
        — Community Development Block Grant annual action plan
    (2) Introduction of an ordinance — Approval of 2013/14 tax rate
    (3) Introduction of an ordinance — Approval of 2013/14 budget
    (4) Introduction of an ordinance — Amending City Code Section 238-15 to provide for a late fee on Water and Sewer Department bills
• 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 (s). For City Council, call Bruce Zimmerman at 301-797-6617 (Voice/TDD).

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