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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | April 27, 2004
The Hagerstown City Council will hold a number of public hearings tonight, including the only scheduled opportunity for city residents to comment on the city's proposed 2004-05 $95.6 million budget. The hearings will cover a range of topics from property tax increases and water and sewer rate increases to zoning changes and the distribution of federal money for community programs. The topics include: Proposed budget. The $95.6 million spending plan would pay for the city's overall services and construction for the year beginning July 1. The plan would raise fees for more than two dozen city services and increase the city's property tax rate by 1.9 percent to make up a $1.1 million deficit.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 14, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport's Town Council will hold a public hearing July 10 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss "abandoning" its rights to an alley at 109 W. Potomac St. The issue will be discussed at the residents' request, Town Council said. Council also discussed possible costs associated with the action and the possibility of passing on those costs to the residents who requested the change. A second public hearing will be held on an increase in the town's sewer rate. Effective July 1, the wholesale rate per 1,000 gallons of sewage will be increased from $4.20 to $4.36, according to a letter the town received from Washington County.
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BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | March 28, 2002
A ruling on the Mulberry Street Tavern's appeal of a liquor board ruling could come June 28 when a hearing on the appeal is scheduled to be heard in Washington County Circuit Court, board attorney John Salvatore said Wednesday. In December the liquor board, formally known as the County Board of License Commissioners, decided the tavern was responsible for late-night raucous behavior that disturbed neighbors. The board placed the tavern's liquor license on probation for one year, ordered the business closed for 20 days, and fined tavern-owner R. Dennis Hollinger $2,500.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 8, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors have nearly finished revisions to their riparian buffer ordinance, which proponents say will protect stream health and opponents say will infringe on property owners' rights. Two public hearings soon will be scheduled to formally accept residents' and business owners' input. Several people have already offered support and complaints in recent weeks at supervisors' meetings. If enacted, the ordinance would establish 75 feet of protected area on stream banks after the land is submitted for development.
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By DON AINES | March 26, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Michael Brandon Singley on Thursday waived a preliminary hearing and was scheduled for mandatory arraignment in Franklin County Court on charges that he killed his cousin's wife and a neighbor last November. Public Defender Robert J. Trambley would not comment on the decision to pass on a hearing before District Justice Gary L. Carter. Carter scheduled Singley to appear for arraignment on May 5, Trambley said. Preliminary hearings are held to establish whether there is enough evidence against a defendant to have the charges bound over for court.
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February 3, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer The public will have a chance to participate in the school system's budgeting process Tuesday night, when Washington County Schools Superintendent Wayne F. Gersen discusses his proposed operating budget at a public hearing at the Board of Education's central office. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. After Gersen finishes presenting his proposed budget - totaling just over $106 million - members of the public will get up to three minutes each to comment on it. Speakers representing groups will have up to five minutes each.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 20, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - David Camilletti is contesting the results of the May 9 Circuit Court judge Democratic primary in Berkeley County. After the primary, a canvass and a recount, Gray Silver III is ahead of Camilletti by 39 votes - 3,843 to 3,804. Camilletti contends that well over 100 ballots are in dispute. On Monday, Camilletti filed a request for a hearing on ballots that have been either disputed or rejected by the County Commissioners. He has also raised questioned about election procedures, particularly in precincts where the number of ballots distributed did not match the number turned in. He sent notice of his appeal to Silver, to the Berkeley County Commission and to Gov. Cecil Underwood's office.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | May 25, 2000
Drug addition counselors aren't paid enough and Western Maryland needs more long-term residential recovery facilities, according to testimony during a Thursday public hearing on addiction treatment and prevention. Two existing facilities, the Massie Unit in Cumberland, Md., and the "W" House in Hagerstown, received high praise from recovering alcoholics and drug addicts who testified that they might not be alive if not for those programs. Thirty-six people including recovering addicts and health officials gave more than two hours of testimony at the hearing in the Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 14, 1999
A closed two-day hearing on an addictions counselor's allegations that she was retaliated against for blowing the whistle on improper insurance billing procedures at the Washington County Health Department in December concluded Wednesday. Administrative Law Judge Judith Plymyer presided over the hearing, which was conducted behind closed doors despite a formal protest from The Herald-Mail Co.'s attorney, Mary R. Craig. Plymyer said her decision in the case involving Faith Toston also would be confidential, saying it was a personnel matter and therefore not public record.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 17, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Racing Commission is scheduled to be in Shepherdstown, W.Va., next month to hear an appeal from seven suspended jockeys. The jockeys were suspended for 30 days last month after they were accused of weight-reporting violations at Charles Town Races & Slots. Laurence Dupuy, a member of the board of stewards, which reviews allegations of impropriety, has said the jockeys and a clerk of scales didn't report that the jockeys were 2 to 6 pounds heavier than the required weights on March 26. The extra weight left the jockeys within the allowable limit to race, but it had to be reported and publicly announced so bettors were aware, Dupuy has said.
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