Smithsburg Traffic Line Painting Tonight

SMITHSBURG, MD News (9/29/2022) – Contractors will be line painting in the town’s limits this evening. The contractor has requested that residents park as close to the curb as possible this evening, to enable the contractor to paint the traffic lines.

City of Hagerstown Seeks Photos & Information for Creating Wheaton Park Historical Panels

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/26/2022) – The City of Hagerstown continues to move forward with the construction of Phase I of improvements at Wheaton Park. The master plan is based on the community input received earlier this year.

The project includes installing two historic panels to be located in the plaza, one about the park’s history and one about the house and its past tenants/caretakers. As part of that process, photos and information helping to detail and tell the story of both are being accepted now through Friday, October 21.

Washington County Public Training Center Opened with Ribbon Cutting

HAGERSTOWN, MD (9/21/2022) – On September 20, 2022, Washington County Government, Washington County Division of Emergency Services, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County Fire and Rescue Association hosted an open house and ribbon cutting for the Washington County Public Safety Training Center (PSTC). Representatives from each agency spoke regarding the positive impact the new Public Safety Training Center will have on the future generations of public safety in Washington County, Maryland.

Washington County Accepting Nominations for Farm of the Year

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/14/2022) – The Washington County Department of Business Development announces nominations by the public are now being accepted for the 2022-2023 Washington County Farm of the Year.

Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage embedded in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms located primarily in the County on five or more acres of land. Applications must be submitted by September 23, 2022.

County to Discuss Acquiring Additional Land at Airport, Demolish Old Fire Station

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/12/2022) – On Tuesday, September 13, the Washington County Commissioners will discuss and vote on a proposal to approve land acquisition for FAA Runway Visibility Zone (RVZ) and Runway Object Free Area (ROFA) compliance by exercise of the power of eminent domain. The sellers are anticipated to consent to the acquisition, and a public hearing on the proposed acquisition was held on August 30, 2022.

Smithsburg Approves New Camera Purchase Contract, No Competitive Bids Required

SMITHSBURG, MD News (9/6/2022) – At their September 6th Town Council meeting, the Town of Smithsburg approved in a 3-2 vote a new camera purchase contract with Trinity Security Integrators, with councilmembers Dan and Gonzalez opposed. This new contract utilizes cameras manufactured by Turing Video, based out of San Mateo, CA, addressing the security concerns present with the previous version of the contract, which was retracted on August 23.

Public Safety Training Center to Open this Month

HAGERSTOWN, MD (8/29/2022) – The Public Safety Training Center will open on September 20, 2022, during which a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will take place between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Center is located on 48.9 acres at 18350 Public Safety Place, directly off Sharpsburg Pike. This state-of-the-art training facility will be used by police, fire, and emergency services personnel, providing a space for different disciplines of public safety to work and train together.

Hagerstown Waste Water Plant Tracking COVID through Sewage Collection

HAGERSTOWN, MD (8/29/2022) – The City of Hagerstown’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), in separate studies with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been collecting wastewater samples from the plant since January in order to analyze them for signs of and tendencies related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the City’s wastewater.

The analytics are accessible to the public via the CDC website.

Washington County to Hold Free Scrap Tire Event

HAGERSTOWN, MD (8/26/2022) – The Washington County Department of Environmental Management announces will hold a free scrap tire day on September 10, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Forty West Landfill. This event is provided for Washington County residents only and there is no charge to drop off up to five tires for residents of the same household. Passenger and light truck tires will be accepted on or off the rim. Participants will be required to show a valid driver’s license with a Washington County address and may make one trip to the event. No tires will be accepted from commercial entities.