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By DAN DEARTH | October 25, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted to remove the sunset provision on the city's rental licensing program. The decision will allow code enforcement officials to continue making routine inspections of residential rental properties in the city, said John Lestitian, the city's director of code administration. Before the council voted, members of the Landlord Property Owners Association of Washington County tried unsuccessfully to convince the council that the sunset provision should expire in accordance with an agreement the two bodies made in 2003.
NEWS
March 23, 2001
Hagerstown police officers to begin ticketing cruisers Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout. Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.
NEWS
March 22, 2001
Police to crack down on cruising Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout. Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Council makes cruising prohibition official law By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Hoping to curb some of the nighttime traffic in downtown Hagerstown, the City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a law prohibiting cruising on some of the city's main streets. The council voted 3-1 to pass the anti-cruising law, which goes into effect Dec. 29. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner voted against the law. During previous council meetings, Metzner has said the law seems to ban a legal activity in an attempt to catch criminals, and he would prefer finding other ways to discourage cruising around downtown.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
Gaming Commission head picked By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Members of the Washington County Gaming Commission have named Fred R. Rohrer chairman of the panel. Rohrer, appointed to the Gaming Commission by the Washington County legislative delegation and a member of several clubs that engage in tip jar gambling, said he would continue to push the commission's legislative agenda, which includes elimination of a sunset provision. Rohrer replaces Sue Tuckwell, who resigned on Jan. 6 to run for a Washington County Commissioners seat.
NEWS
January 10, 1998
Delegation to deal with tip jars again By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Tip jar gambling will once again be one of the biggest local issues facing Washington County's legislative delegation during the upcoming General Assembly. Key among the proposed amendments to the county law is the removal of the law's expiration date, also known as the "sunset" provision. If the sunset is not removed or extended, the law will lose its effect on July 1, 1999. That would mean an end to the county Gaming Commission, which distributed $1.7 million to local charities last year out of proceeds raised from $63.1 million in tip jar proceeds raised at fraternal clubs and bars.
NEWS
October 4, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer A move to change key provisions in Washington County's tip jar gambling law is drawing support from state lawmakers, but there is some disagreement over the details. On Friday, members of the county delegation to the Maryland General Assembly heard a request from the county gaming commission at amend the law, which requires a percentage of the proceeds from tip jar games go to charities, fire companies and other nonprofit groups. One change targeted by the commission is the law's "sunset" provision, which will have charitable contributions from tip jars ceasing after June 30, 1999.
NEWS
March 6, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Legislation that appeared to single out Washington County Gaming Commission member Paul D. Muldowney will be changed, Del. John P. Donoghue said Wednesday. The bill, intended to lengthen commission members' terms from two years to three, contained a section that would have extended the terms of only those commission members whose terms began on or after Jan. 1, 1996. That would have excluded Muldowney, who began his term July 1995. But a letter faxed by Donoghue to the Washington County Gaming Commission, which distributes funds raised from tip jar gambling, said the county delegation was committed to changing the language.
NEWS
October 7, 1997
After World War II, on a group of Pacific Ocean islands known as Melanesia, the natives began to believe that if they waited long enough, the Allied planes that had brought them a wealth of modern goods would return again. "Cargo cult" members fervently believed, against all evidence, that the good old days would return. Fifty years later, some local folks are harboring unrealistic hopes that the law that brought accountability to tip-jar gambling in Washington County (and hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities)
NEWS
January 21, 1998
Gambling bill aims to repeal 'sunset' provision By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Washington County's delegation in the Maryland General Assembly agreed Wednesday to sponsor legislation that would remove the 1999 expiration date from the county's tip jar gambling bill. But the debate over local gaming legislation will continue, and likely focus on the operations of the county Gaming Commission, which distributes tip jar proceeds to charities, nonprofit organizations and fire and rescue companies.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 2, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Washington County Public Schools students may continue to use school bus transportation to attend schools outside of their assigned attendance districts if they can board buses already en route to those schools. A vote Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Education continues a provision in the policy that, had it been allowed to expire, would have eliminated that privilege. The vote was 6-0 with board member William H. Staley absent. The school board approved a new transportation policy last year, and the section that allows students to be picked up or dropped off at locations other than their homes would have expired at the end of the school year without school board action.
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By DAN DEARTH | October 25, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted to remove the sunset provision on the city's rental licensing program. The decision will allow code enforcement officials to continue making routine inspections of residential rental properties in the city, said John Lestitian, the city's director of code administration. Before the council voted, members of the Landlord Property Owners Association of Washington County tried unsuccessfully to convince the council that the sunset provision should expire in accordance with an agreement the two bodies made in 2003.
NEWS
March 23, 2001
Hagerstown police officers to begin ticketing cruisers Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout. Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.
NEWS
March 22, 2001
Police to crack down on cruising Motorists seen cruising in downtown Hagerstown will be ticketed beginning today, according to Hagerstown City Police Chief Arthur Smith. Smith said signs warning people against cruising will be up by today and officers will be on the lookout. Cruising is prohibited along East Franklin and East Washington streets between Potomac Street and Cleveland Avenue from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cruising is defined as driving past a point in the designated area three or more times during a two-hour period.
NEWS
November 29, 2000
Council makes cruising prohibition official law By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer Hoping to curb some of the nighttime traffic in downtown Hagerstown, the City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a law prohibiting cruising on some of the city's main streets. The council voted 3-1 to pass the anti-cruising law, which goes into effect Dec. 29. Councilman Lewis C. Metzner voted against the law. During previous council meetings, Metzner has said the law seems to ban a legal activity in an attempt to catch criminals, and he would prefer finding other ways to discourage cruising around downtown.
NEWS
January 21, 1998
Gambling bill aims to repeal 'sunset' provision By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - Washington County's delegation in the Maryland General Assembly agreed Wednesday to sponsor legislation that would remove the 1999 expiration date from the county's tip jar gambling bill. But the debate over local gaming legislation will continue, and likely focus on the operations of the county Gaming Commission, which distributes tip jar proceeds to charities, nonprofit organizations and fire and rescue companies.
NEWS
January 13, 1998
Gaming Commission head picked By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Members of the Washington County Gaming Commission have named Fred R. Rohrer chairman of the panel. Rohrer, appointed to the Gaming Commission by the Washington County legislative delegation and a member of several clubs that engage in tip jar gambling, said he would continue to push the commission's legislative agenda, which includes elimination of a sunset provision. Rohrer replaces Sue Tuckwell, who resigned on Jan. 6 to run for a Washington County Commissioners seat.
NEWS
January 10, 1998
Delegation to deal with tip jars again By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Tip jar gambling will once again be one of the biggest local issues facing Washington County's legislative delegation during the upcoming General Assembly. Key among the proposed amendments to the county law is the removal of the law's expiration date, also known as the "sunset" provision. If the sunset is not removed or extended, the law will lose its effect on July 1, 1999. That would mean an end to the county Gaming Commission, which distributed $1.7 million to local charities last year out of proceeds raised from $63.1 million in tip jar proceeds raised at fraternal clubs and bars.
NEWS
October 7, 1997
After World War II, on a group of Pacific Ocean islands known as Melanesia, the natives began to believe that if they waited long enough, the Allied planes that had brought them a wealth of modern goods would return again. "Cargo cult" members fervently believed, against all evidence, that the good old days would return. Fifty years later, some local folks are harboring unrealistic hopes that the law that brought accountability to tip-jar gambling in Washington County (and hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities)
NEWS
October 4, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer A move to change key provisions in Washington County's tip jar gambling law is drawing support from state lawmakers, but there is some disagreement over the details. On Friday, members of the county delegation to the Maryland General Assembly heard a request from the county gaming commission at amend the law, which requires a percentage of the proceeds from tip jar games go to charities, fire companies and other nonprofit groups. One change targeted by the commission is the law's "sunset" provision, which will have charitable contributions from tip jars ceasing after June 30, 1999.
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