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September 14, 2000
Councilmen oppose sign on water tank Two Hagerstown City Council members said Tuesday they oppose a request that Phoenix Color be allowed to put a sign on a city water tank. The Hagerstown company would also paint the water tank, which is near the Hagerstown Regional Airport and visible from Interstate 81. But it is unknown whether the company would assume responsibility for perpetual maintenance of the water tank. Council members agreed to revisit the issue once that question is answered.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 29, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A temporary water system will allow the 122 students at Duffield Elementary School to return to their regular classrooms today, three days after the school's well ran dry. "We have the official word and sent it home with the students," Head Teacher Joann Young said Wednesday. She said a 1,500-gallon sanitized water tank has been connected to the school's filtering system and plumbing. The kindergarten through fifth-grade students had been bused to five other elementary schools in the Chambersburg Area School District while the temporary fix was put in place.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | May 11, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - A new water storage tank and filtration system came one step closer to reality Monday night when town officials voted to accept a bid from a Hanover, Pa., firm for both projects. In bids from several companies opened at a May 3 meeting, Conewago Enterprises submitted the low bids of $790,000 for the filtration system and $487,000 for the construction of a 340,000-gallon treated water tank that will be constructed at the reservoir site west of Clear Spring.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | October 17, 2008
SHARPSBURG - While routine maintenance is being performed on the town's 200,000-gallon water storage tank, the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. is working closely with other companies to ensure that tankers will be available if necessary. The work began in late August and is expected to be completed by mid-November, according to Julie Pippel, director of the Washington County Department of Environmental Management. Pippel said town residents and businesses are getting their water from a 100,000-gallon storage tank at the water treatment plant in Sharpsburg.
NEWS
September 8, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Sprint PCS affiliate has received the local governmental OK to install antennae on an existing water tank in Rouzerville, Pa. Washington Township Supervisors Carroll Sturm, John Gorman and Christopher Firme approved the plan last Wednesday. Supervisor Elaine Gladhill abstained from the vote, and Supervisor Stephen Kulla was absent. The approval for six telecommunications antennae came with the conditions that they must be painted blue and that Shenandoah Personal Communications Co./Shentel must get a letter of acceptance from the tank manufacturer.
NEWS
By KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | September 20, 2007
Pat Vores and her 6-year-old grandson, Nolan Vores, water flowers early Wednesday along Main Street in Waynesboro, Pa. Volunteers rotate the weekly watering duties, working from a golf cart equipped with a water tank.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 7, 1998
SHARPSBURG - Cellular One and Washington County are negotiating to put three 8-foot-high cellular antennae on top of Sharpsburg's water tank, a county official said Monday night. Allowing the cellular telephone company to put the antennae on the 135-foot-high water tank off High Street near the Little League field would have less impact on Antietam National Battlefield than if the company built a new tower, battlefield Superintendent John Howard wrote. "Really this is a rock and a hard place for the battlefield," Howard said after Mayor George Kesler read Howard's letter during the monthly Town Council meeting.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 14, 1998
SHARPSBURG - Several Sharpsburg-area residents said last week that they would prefer cellular antennas be placed atop the town's water tank instead of building a new tower. Cellular One is negotiating with Washington County officials to place three 8-foot-high antennas on top of the 135-foot-high water tank off High Street near the Little League field. The company says the antennas will improve cellular telephone reception in southern Washington County. John Shoemaker, 75, who lives one block from the pale green water tank, said last Wednesday that he doesn't oppose the antennas.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | January 23, 2008
Financing will be the biggest obstacle as the City of Hagerstown moves forward to overhaul its water system, City Utilities Director Mike Spiker said during a Tuesday city council work session. Spiker said the plan, which is expected to cost about $81.2 million, includes 19 projects and could take nearly 30 years to complete. Workers currently are installing a water tank on Hagerstown's West End near U.S. 40.
NEWS
October 23, 2007
Documents for water tank approved The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday approved spending $610,077 for the design and contract documents to install a second water tank in the footprint of the existing reservoir on the city's West End. A Maryland Department of the Environment low-interest loan will be used to pay for the project's construction, Hagerstown Utilities Director Michael Spiker wrote in a city memorandum. Construction already began on the first water tank, which is across U.S. 40 from the existing reservoir.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 28, 2013
A new $4.8 million operations center for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District is expected to save the utility more than $125,000 a year in rent and operations costs. Winchester, Va.,-based Lantz Construction Co., which was awarded the project earlier this month, submitted the low bid among 10 companies vying for the work, according to bid tabulations. The 21,000-square-foot facility is to be built on about 15 acres in Cumbo Yard Industrial Park near Martinsburg where the water district already has a water tank in place, Water District Executive Director Paul S. Fisher said Monday.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 10, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- Bill Loughridge remembers when he took the job as public works director in the town of Smithsburg in 1998, when the operation was based out of a small concrete building. "It had one little fluorescent light in it, and it had no heat," Loughridge recalled recently. Loughridge convinced the town to build a new public works building off Kimler Lane near the Smithsburg post office, and it is now one of two such buildings. The other facility, in Veterans Park, houses much of the department's large equipment.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 24, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- By unanimous votes Tuesday night, the Hagerstown City Council approved the sale of more than $11 million in bonds to fund improvements and projects related to the water-treatment system. The council approved the sale of $5.7 million in bonds to fund the construction of a second covered West End water tank, the second water tank built in recent years. Each tank will hold about 6.4 million gallons, City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said Tuesday. The water tanks replace an early-1900s reservoir.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | September 16, 2009
Planned water tank draws Breichner's concern A planned 6.4 million gallon water storage tank on U.S. 40 drew the concern of Hagerstown City Council member William M. Breichner during a Hagerstown City Council work session Tuesday afternoon. Council members have received a $5.4 million bid for the tank, and the bid proposal initially was included in a proposed consent agenda for next Tuesday's regular council meeting. A consent agenda contains a list of items that often are approved or disapproved together.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | May 26, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 5-0 to adopt the $160.1 million municipal budget for fiscal year 2009-10. City Finance Director Alfred Martin said after the council meeting Tuesday that the budget is tight, but the city will be able to provide the existing level of services to residents. "In spite of the economic uncertainty we're facing and the decline in state funding, the city is in relatively good condition for the upcoming year," Martin said.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | October 17, 2008
SHARPSBURG - While routine maintenance is being performed on the town's 200,000-gallon water storage tank, the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. is working closely with other companies to ensure that tankers will be available if necessary. The work began in late August and is expected to be completed by mid-November, according to Julie Pippel, director of the Washington County Department of Environmental Management. Pippel said town residents and businesses are getting their water from a 100,000-gallon storage tank at the water treatment plant in Sharpsburg.
NEWS
September 8, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Sprint PCS affiliate has received the local governmental OK to install antennae on an existing water tank in Rouzerville, Pa. Washington Township Supervisors Carroll Sturm, John Gorman and Christopher Firme approved the plan last Wednesday. Supervisor Elaine Gladhill abstained from the vote, and Supervisor Stephen Kulla was absent. The approval for six telecommunications antennae came with the conditions that they must be painted blue and that Shenandoah Personal Communications Co./Shentel must get a letter of acceptance from the tank manufacturer.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors expect to decide at their next meeting whether to approve a proposal for six cellular telecommunications antennas to be affixed to a water tank in Rouzerville, Pa. The supervisors hosted several hours of discussion in Monday's continuation of a public hearing regarding Sprint PCS antennas proposed by Shenandoah Personal Communications Co./Shentel. Matters concerning cell phone towers and equipment have dominated the supervisors' time in recent months.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 21, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The region might have received good spring rains over the weekend, but the conversation at Shepherd University Sunday night was a dire one in regard to water. International, national and local experts on water gathered at Shepherd's Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies to talk about how to balance the world's increasing human population with available water. The world population has risen to 6.5 billion people, and during the forum, gripping images of water problems were shown, including a reservoir going dry in Kenya.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
Water pressure isn't worth the cost To the editor: After reading the overwhelming reactions to Allegheny Power's bulb mailing, I couldn't help but compare it to a project in the City of Hagerstown. The only thing is, the impact from the city's plan will cost each of us far more than Allegheny's bulb program. The city plans to pass out free water pressure. The only thing is, just like the bulbs, it really isn't free and not everyone needs or wants it. Your pressure is primarily based on how high the drinking water is stored above your home.
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