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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.
NEWS
April 30, 2013
Seeking legal advice on how to proceed with a group's proposal to initiate a downtown redevelopment master plan, the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted to enter into a closed executive session that lasted nearly two hours. Mayor David S. Gysberts and the five-member council made no comment on the executive session during the public meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Councilmembers Lewis C. Metzner and Martin E. Brubaker deferred to the mayor when asked for comment on the executive session.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 8, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday granted a staff request for an executive session to discuss a potential offer to buy the former Holiday Motel property. John Lestitian, the city's director of community and economic development, who requested the executive session, said in a memo to the five-member council that an “out-of-area” investor had put in a written offer to buy the foreclosed property, with hopes of reopening a motel on the premises. “There are also some other investors that are looking at the property,” he said.
NEWS
October 5, 1997
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the board office, 110 Mordington Ave. in Charles Town to deal with student matters. Those issues will be discussed in executive session.
NEWS
August 24, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold a student hearing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the board office, 110 Mordington Ave., Charles Town. The matter will be discussed in executive session.
NEWS
By Trish Rudder | October 22, 2005
Technical college to get a new name BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Community & Technical College of Shepherd will select a new name for itself since it recently received independent accreditation. College spokeswoman Sandy Sponaugle told the Morgan County Commission on Friday that there are 10 names being considered, and more than 300 votes were cast in an online survey, which ended Friday. The top 10 names being considered are Adam Stephen Community College, Apple Valley Community College, Berkeley County Community College, Blue Ridge Community College, Gateway Community College, Martinsburg Area Community College, Northern Shenandoah Valley Community College, Pathways Community College, Shenandoah Gateway Community College and Shenandoah Valley Community College.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 9, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT ? Two Williamsport Town Council members voted against Clerk/Treasurer James R. Castle's financial report Monday without saying why. At each month's council meeting, Castle presents a line-item report of the town's finances. Revenues and expenses are detailed for the current month and the year so far, with both actual and budgeted amounts. On Monday, the council voted 4-2 to accept the report. Councilmen Jeff Cline and Earle R. Pereschuk Sr. voted no. Asked by Mayor James G. McCleaf II about their votes, Cline repeated that he voted no and Pereschuk said he didn't want to explain it at a public meeting.
NEWS
By Andrew Schotz | March 12, 2006
William Russell challenged his city council on a confusing open government statute and won. In 2002, the Frostburg City Council in Allegany County, Md., met privately one day. Then, at a public meeting the next day, the council announced a change in the government chain of command. As a citizen, Russell objected. At the time, the city council called its private meeting an executive session to discuss specific employees. But, in a letter to the state's Open Meetings Compliance Board, the council changed course and said the discussion was covered by the state's executive function clause.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 5, 2006
A discussion about reimbursing city officials for their expenses was switched from closed session to open session at Tuesday's Hagerstown City Council meeting, but nothing was resolved. It was one of two topics scheduled to be part of a private executive session. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner made a motion to discuss only the reimbursement issue in executive session - then announced that he would vote against his own motion. Metzner explained to his confused colleagues that he purposely wanted the motion to be considered so it could be defeated - which it was, unanimously.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 18, 2013
Defections of board members, no meeting minutes, no knowledge of current financial conditions, no one to sign checks and not enough chairs for members were among the woes facing the Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority at its meeting Tuesday. Though seemingly rudderless, the five remaining roundhouse authority members were determined to get the authority back on the course of redeveloping the historic Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse and shop complex into a significant community facility.
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NEWS
June 9, 2013
Agendas for this week's scheduled meetings of the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown's Mayor and Council (the county Board of Education is not scheduled to meet):   WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County Administration Building 100 W. Washington St., Hagerstown Tuesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m. Agenda • 8:35 a.m.: Commissioners' reports and comments • 8:50 a.m.: Korean War veterans proclamation • 9 a.m.: Washington County Dairy Month proclamation • 9:10 a.m.: Other business County attorney issues Appointments to county boards and commissions County administrator's comments Reports from county staff • 9:20 a.m.: Intergovernmental cooperative purchase of radio equipment • 9:30 a.m.: Bid award - Plumbing and heating maintenance service at county facilities • 9:40 a.m.: Bid award - Grounds maintenance chemicals for various county departments • 9:50 a.m.: Bid award - Leachate hauling from the solid waste department for disposal • 10 a.m.: Public hearing - Agricultural preservation district applications • 10:15 a.m.: Easement acquisition - 12936 and 12836 Greensburg Road, Smithsburg • 10:30 a.m.: Citizens participation • 10:40 a.m.: Adequate public facilities ordinance mitigation proposal for the reserve at Collegiate Acres • 11 a.m.: Public hearing - 1 of the Washington County zoning ordinance...
NEWS
April 30, 2013
Seeking legal advice on how to proceed with a group's proposal to initiate a downtown redevelopment master plan, the Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted to enter into a closed executive session that lasted nearly two hours. Mayor David S. Gysberts and the five-member council made no comment on the executive session during the public meeting Tuesday at City Hall. Councilmembers Lewis C. Metzner and Martin E. Brubaker deferred to the mayor when asked for comment on the executive session.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 8, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday granted a staff request for an executive session to discuss a potential offer to buy the former Holiday Motel property. John Lestitian, the city's director of community and economic development, who requested the executive session, said in a memo to the five-member council that an “out-of-area” investor had put in a written offer to buy the foreclosed property, with hopes of reopening a motel on the premises. “There are also some other investors that are looking at the property,” he said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 11, 2012
While a new long-term lease with the Hagerstown Suns still hangs in the balance, both sides of the ongoing negotiations that could keep the team here for the next two decades spoke very positively of the proceedings Tuesday. “I think it's fair to say ... basic negotiations with the Suns are concluding in a successful manner for both the city and the Suns,” Hagerstown City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said at the start of the five-member council's work session at City Hall. Metzner provided no further details about the negotiations, which took place during the council's executive session held before the regular work session, but did say he believes the situation is “wrapping up” and is coming to “a very positive end” for both parties.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2012
After their two-hour executive session Tuesday, City of Hagerstown officials are hoping to present a proposal for a long-term lease with the Hagerstown Suns “shortly,” a council member said. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said the city council has been getting “closer and closer” to finishing a 20-year lease proposal, and a presentation of that proposal to the Suns owners could come as soon as this week. “Today was up to us to get the proposal together, which I think we did,” Metzner said after the council's work session at City Hall.
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