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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 6, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County's engineering department will be eliminated and replaced with two departments under a plan approved Tuesday by the County Commissioners. In addition, Hagerstown Regional Airport will be moved to the Division of Public Works and the Recreation Department will be moved from Planning to Buildings, Grounds and Parks. The changes are part of a reorganization proposed by County Administrator Gregory B. Murray when he was appointed last year.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 4, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Engineering Department would be dissolved under a reorganization plan being considered today by the county commissioners. The proposal, which would divide county engineering into two new departments, would make the hierarchy of the Department of Public Works more consistent with the way the department already functions, according to Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III. "For all intents and purposes, it operates this way now and has for several years.
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August 31, 2007
Reconstruction of the storm drain system at the intersection of West Wilson Boulevard and Maryland Avenue will continue for four to five more weeks, according to a press release from the City of Hagerstown's engineering department. The westbound portion of West Wilson Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between Spruce Street and Maryland Avenue until this afternoon, the engineering department said. Vehicles will be detoured northbound onto Spruce Street, westbound onto First Street, southbound onto Maryland Avenue and westbound onto Wilson Boulevard.
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November 22, 2006
Residents of the City of Hagerstown should note there will be no trash collection Thursday and that the landfill also will be closed. All trash and recycling collection after today will be delayed one day. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. For more information, call the Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
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December 20, 2006
There will be no trash collection in the City of Hagerstown on Monday, Dec. 25 and the landfill will be closed, according to a city release. Therefore, all trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. For information, call the engineering department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
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May 23, 2007
There will be no trash collection in the City of Hagerstown on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. The county's landfill also will be closed Monday. All trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. the day before collection. For information, call the Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
NEWS
November 21, 2007
Hagerstown's last citywide yard-waste collection will be Dec. 5, according to the city's engineering department. Residents should put their yard waste in reusable containers on the curb anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday for Wednesday morning collection. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks. Residents are required to bundle branches and sticks in diameters no larger than 2 inches and lengths of less than 3 feet. The program will resume in the spring.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
Garbage collection schedules in Hagerstown will change because of the July 4 holiday. Collection will be as follows: North End collection: Set out Monday evening for Tuesday collection. South End collection: Set out Tuesday evening for Wednesday collection. Citywide yard waste: Set out Wednesday evening for Thursday collection. There will be no paper recycling pickup that week. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. For information, call the Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
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August 30, 2005
Garbage collection schedules in Hagerstown will change because of the Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday. Collection will be as follows: North End collection: Set out Monday evening for Tuesday collection. South End collection: Set out Tuesday evening for Wednesday collection. Citywide yard waste: Set out Wednesday evening for Thursday collection. There will be no paper recycling pickup that week. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. For more information, call the Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
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by TAMELA BAKER | April 20, 2004
When a visiting relative recently had an accident on Locust Street, Beth Armel got so upset she called the city's engineering department to register a complaint.The problem? Her relative thought Locust was a two-lane street. It isn't. Neither are several other one-way streets in the city. "What I'm saying is they should be marked," Armel said. "There should be signs marking it a one-lane street. " Tim Young, an engineer in the city's Engineering and Inspections Department, estimated that 10 to 12 streets in Hagerstown fall into that category.
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July 14, 2013
A Hagerstown resident recently submitted an emailed photo that shows standing water at the intersection of Park Lane and Belview Avenue in the city's North End, an area that is prone to standing water that cannot flow into storm drains after substantial rainfalls. “During any moderate to heavy rain, the water has to pool so high, the water runs across the road to the storm drain across the road,” Billy Taylor, a Belview Avenue resident, wrote in his email. “The storm drain at the bottom of the picture is higher than the road and corner,” he wrote.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2011
The Berkeley County Council voted 4-1 Thursday to reorganize the county's planning, engineering and code enforcement functions and split them into two departments. The reorganization relieves Stefanie Miller of being in charge of the county's engineering division and reduces her salary from about $64,000 to $52,541, according to county officials.  She will remain the county's planning department director. Council President William L. "Bill" Stubblefield voted against the reorganization.
NEWS
July 7, 2009
DEC. 8, 1921-JULY 5, 2009 Freida Alverta Carpenter, 87, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center in Frederick, Md. Born Dec. 8, 1921, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Alice F. Bryan Ernde. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert D. Kinch, in 1986, and her second husband, James J. Carpenter, in 1998. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ. She was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 26 years as a secretary in the engineering department.
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March 5, 2009
AUG. 9, 1931-MARCH 3, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Eugene B. Miller, 77, of 10834 Grindstone Hill Road, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Born Aug. 9, 1931, in Five Forks, Pa., he was the son of the late Ruth Barnett. He graduated from Quincy High School with the class of 1949. He worked at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, in the engineering department, retiring in July 1991 after more than 35 years of service. He served with the United States Army.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 6, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Washington County's engineering department will be eliminated and replaced with two departments under a plan approved Tuesday by the County Commissioners. In addition, Hagerstown Regional Airport will be moved to the Division of Public Works and the Recreation Department will be moved from Planning to Buildings, Grounds and Parks. The changes are part of a reorganization proposed by County Administrator Gregory B. Murray when he was appointed last year.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 4, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Engineering Department would be dissolved under a reorganization plan being considered today by the county commissioners. The proposal, which would divide county engineering into two new departments, would make the hierarchy of the Department of Public Works more consistent with the way the department already functions, according to Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III. "For all intents and purposes, it operates this way now and has for several years.
NEWS
November 21, 2007
Hagerstown's last citywide yard-waste collection will be Dec. 5, according to the city's engineering department. Residents should put their yard waste in reusable containers on the curb anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday for Wednesday morning collection. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks. Residents are required to bundle branches and sticks in diameters no larger than 2 inches and lengths of less than 3 feet. The program will resume in the spring.
NEWS
August 31, 2007
Reconstruction of the storm drain system at the intersection of West Wilson Boulevard and Maryland Avenue will continue for four to five more weeks, according to a press release from the City of Hagerstown's engineering department. The westbound portion of West Wilson Boulevard will be closed to all traffic between Spruce Street and Maryland Avenue until this afternoon, the engineering department said. Vehicles will be detoured northbound onto Spruce Street, westbound onto First Street, southbound onto Maryland Avenue and westbound onto Wilson Boulevard.
NEWS
May 23, 2007
There will be no trash collection in the City of Hagerstown on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday. The county's landfill also will be closed Monday. All trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. the day before collection. For information, call the Engineering Department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
NEWS
December 20, 2006
There will be no trash collection in the City of Hagerstown on Monday, Dec. 25 and the landfill will be closed, according to a city release. Therefore, all trash and recycling collection will be delayed one day. Garbage may be placed at the curb after 4 p.m. For information, call the engineering department at 301-739-8577, ext. 126.
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