Decision expected soon on housing agency merger
The Washington County Commissioners hope to decide soon whether to go ahead with a proposed merger between the Washington County Housing Authority and the Hagerstown Housing Authority.
Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said after a 90-minute closed session between the parties Thursday morning that he hopes the commissioners make a decision by the end of next week.
Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers said that one potential sticking point is the makeup of the combined governing board. Bowers said the board should be expanded from five members to seven, with the commissioners having two or three appointees.