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.
September 8, 2008
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Joint Meeting with Board of Education 100 W. Washington St., Room 255 Tuesday, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. Agenda o 8:30 a.m.:Â (1) Fourth Quarter Budget Adjustments (2) State Capital Improvement Program FY2010-15 Closed Session 100 W. Washington St., Room 255 Tuesday, Sept. 9, 9:10 a.m. Agenda o 9:10 a.m.: Closed Session (to consider the acquisition of real property for a publc purpose and matters directly related thereto; to consider a matter that concerns the proposal for a business or industrial organizations to locate, expand or remain in the State; to consult with staff about pending or potential litigation; and to consult with counsel to obtain legal advice)
June 17, 2004
firstname.lastname@example.org The Washington County Restaurant and Beverage Association, which lost a fight over tip jar gambling regulations in the legislature earlier this year, has won the first round of a legal battle on the issue. A state administrative law judge has ordered the Washington County Gaming Office to grant the association a one-year tip jar wholesaler's license, saying the license was improperly denied last year. But the victory may be a hollow one because a new state law may trump the decision, one state lawmaker said.
September 28, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - At nearly every public meeting of a municipal government or appointed body, in addition to elected officials and staff, a solicitor is on hand to give legal advice as needed, an increasingly necessary cog in the machinery of governance. "Solicitors are an important part of the municipal function because much of what a municipality does is based on enabling legislation. Therefore, we need proper interpretation of the legislation," said Lloyd Hamberger, borough manager in Waynesboro, Pa. Hamberger held up two 3-inch binders.