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September 25, 1998
Hagerstown City Council members voted Tuesday night to buy land to expand the North Potomac Street parking lot. The extra land eventually will provide space for 15 more parking spots, said Tim Young, a city engineer. The parking spaces won't be added until the city acquires more property, he said. The council twice voted 4-0 to introduce separate legislation to buy two properties for parking in the northeast area of downtown, said City Clerk Gann Breichner. Councilman William M. Breichner was absent.
March 16, 1998
City, county won't hold meeting Hagerstown and Washington County elected officials will not hold their monthly meeting this month, said City Clerk Gann Breichner. The meeting had been set for Tuesday, but council members decided against the meeting, Breichner said. The council has several city matters to discuss and it is still uncertain whether Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II will be well enough to attend Tuesday's council work session. Bruchey, 39, came home Thursday from the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore after undergoing angioplasty Wednesday morning.
February 22, 2011
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, to succeed the retiring Richard Daley. With 86 percent of the precincts reporting, Emanuel was trouncing five opponents Tuesday with 55 percent of the vote to avoid an April runoff. Emanuel needed more than 50 percent of the vote to win. The other major candidates — former Chicago schools president Gery Chico, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and City Clerk Miguel del Valle — had hoped to force a runoff but were no match for Emanuel.
February 8, 2011
Those who usually tune in to watch the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesdays on Antietam Cable will be in for a very short program this week. The only item on the council agenda for Tuesday is an executive session, which is permitted to be closed to the public. City Clerk Donna Spickler said the council will start Tuesday’s meeting publicly and take a vote to go into executive session.   Only the opening vote will be broadcast, she said. Once in executive session, the cameras will be off, she said.
By DAVE McMILLION | August 19, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A proposed cafe at 103 S. Lawrence St. that would offer beer, sandwiches and video lottery machines raised concerns at a Charles Town City Council meeting Monday night. Council member Geraldine Willingham objected to the appearance of the proposed cafe, saying Charles Town is a historic town and "tinted windows don't belong here. " Timothy Hostler, who is involved in the project, told council members there would only be blinds on the windows. The council forwarded comments made at Monday's meeting to the West Virginia Beverage Control Administration, which must decide whether to grant a license for the cafe to serve beer.
January 26, 1999
Hagerstown City Council members voted 4-1 Tuesday to award Roberts Organizational Services Inc. from Columbia, Md., a $7,874 contract to do an inventory of all city records. The program, which is mandated by the state, will identify which records need to be kept permanently and which records can be discarded after a certain length of time, City Clerk Gann Breichner said. Because the expenditure is not part of the budget, the money will come out of a city contingency fund, which is not designated for a specific expense, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman told the council.
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 11, 2000
Almost 200 meetings of Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council since 1987 may never be formally documented, despite a requirement to do so under the state's open meetings law. Since a state board ruled in November that the city violated the Maryland Open Meetings Act for not having minutes for all its council meetings, City Clerk Gann Breichner has been compiling minutes for all meetings of the current mayor and council. However, Breichner said there are no plans to finish or approve minutes from council meetings before Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and two new council members took office in June 1997.
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | May 19, 2000
Minutes for all the meetings of Hagerstown's current mayor and City Council were not completed before the former city clerk resigned, but City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said Friday those minutes will be done. Former City Clerk Gann Breichner resigned at the end of April. In March, when she announced her resignation, Breichner said she would have minutes for all meetings of the current mayor and council completed before she left. Since the mayor and council took office in June 1997, there are at least 78 meetings without approved minutes.
February 1, 2001
City pub rezoning protested By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer During a public hearing before the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday, four women spoke against a requested rezoning of property next to the Corner Pub at South Mulberry and East Baltimore streets in downtown Hagerstown. The women, who said they own property near the pub, said the rezoning would lead to increased parking problems. They said the late-night noise from the pub would be worse if the rezoning were approved.
August 11, 2004
The City of Hagerstown is accepting applications for vacancies on two city planning boards. The openings are on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Preservation Design District Commission. The Board of Zoning Appeals has an opening for one regular board member and one alternate, who would fill in when a regular member is absent. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears applications for special land-use permits, variances and appeals of decisions made by the zoning administrator.
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