Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsFeasibility Study
IN THE NEWS

Feasibility Study

NEWS
January 23, 2002
Decision due on fate of Maugansville, Conococheague schools By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com The Washington County Board of Education plans to discuss the fate of Maugansville and Conococheague elementary schools within a month, and a final decision on whether to close or renovate the schools must be made by Aug. 15, school officials said Tuesday afternoon. The two schools came up during a meeting with the Washington County Board of Commissioners, during which the School Board asked for a $500,000 increase to its fiscal year 2003-2008 Capital Improvement Plan.
Advertisement
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 4, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority agreed Monday to provide free space at the depot for a business incubator that would be run by the Franklin County Area Development Corporation. Corporation Executive Director L. Michael Ross, a member of the authority board, asked the authority to provide building space for the proposed incubator, a center to help develop new and small businesses. "Without the building at no cost, frankly, it doesn't work," said David G. Sciamanna, executive director of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce and a member of a task force examining the business incubator proposal.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
Wolf Lake funding request denied By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg The borough may put revitalization plans for Wolf Lake on the back burner after a state agency denied its request to fund a feasibility study of the project. "I think we have too many irons in the fire for now," said Bernard Washabaugh, president of the Chambersburg Council. "I, for one, am not interested in a gigantic big plan. I thought it might be nice to clean it up, but I'm not interested in spending one nickel on it. " Residents Pamela Gaudiose and Robert Lesher began pushing for the cleanup of the lake on Wilson College last fall so it could be used for boating and recreational activities.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | June 17, 1998
It appears that Hagerstown officials will seek a state grant to fund a feasibility study for a minor league baseball stadium and convention center, but are waiting to see if Washington County will join in, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said Tuesday. Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners will discuss whether to co-sign the grant application next Tuesday. Snook said they were hesitant because they voted 3-2 in February not to spend county money on a stadium, either directly or indirectly by building roads and sewers.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | February 26, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to close Conococheague Elementary School in 2006. The closing of the 42-year-old school off U.S. 40 is contingent on money being approved to renovate Maugansville Elementary to fill part of the void, and redistricting to accommodate the rest of the Conococheague students, said Dennis McGee, the school system's director of facilities management. "And we haven't even asked for that money yet," McGee said outside the meeting room after the vote.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 14, 1998
The City of Hagerstown will pay $44,500 plus expenses for a Minneapolis firm to conduct a feasibility study for a new minor league baseball stadium, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said. The Maryland Stadium Authority, which is in charge of the study, recommended the firm Conventions Sports and Leisure for the study, Zimmerman said. City Council members at a July 7 work session agreed to use funds from the Community Betterment Fund for the study, but will formalize that decision with a vote on Sept.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | April 11, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com A Hagerstown tourism group has awarded a $66,000 contract to a Chicago firm to study whether a convention and events center is a good idea for Washington County. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors gave the contract to HVS International of Chicago on March 27. Ben Hart, executive director of the Visitors Bureau, said Thursday the group will get started on the feasibility study April 16. HVS International will talk to people who plan events, look at possible locations for a center and make recommendations on a size and ways to pay for a center, among other factors in determining whether a facility will make a nice fit in the area, Hart said.
NEWS
July 28, 1999
The Hagerstown City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to give $37,500 to a nonprofit group to study building a Civil War museum in Hagerstown. Councilman Bill Breichner voted against granting the money to the Antietam Creek Coalition Inc. He said that other than a list of group members, he doesn't know anything about the coalition. The city's contribution would go toward paying for a $100,000 feasibility study. The study also would be used as part of an application for affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution.
NEWS
September 28, 1998
Hagerstown City Council members voted 4-0 on Sept. 22 to make $50,000 in the city's Community Betterment Fund available to conduct a feasibility study for a new minor league baseball stadium, said City Clerk Gann Breichner. The city will pay a Minneapolis firm, Conventions, Sports and Leisure International, $44,500 plus expenses to conduct the study. The firm is expected to report its findings by Nov. 19. City officials need the study's results before the Maryland General Assembly begins its legislative session in January if they want to seek state funding for a new stadium.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 4, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- A youth baseball organization is interested in creating baseball diamonds on 2.5 acres of land in Veterans Park along Water Street, a town official said Wednesday. The Smithsburg Little Sluggers league uses two baseball diamonds behind the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co., according to Brad Nee, an assistant coach with the league. One of those diamonds is often occupied, and some practices have to be held on a separate grassy area to accommodate players, Nee said Wednesday afternoon.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|