Washington County has contracted with outside consultants for up to $685,000 in studies finished in 1997 or still under way. Costs of the studies, listed below, don't include individual engineering projects designed by consultants.
Fiscal analysis study*
Tischler and Associates, Bethesda, Md.
Paid for in part by a $40,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Purpose: Determine costs of development in different areas of the county, make recommendations on impact fees and special taxing districts.
Emergency services study*
Carroll Buracker and Associates Inc., Harrisonburg, Va.
Purpose: Develop a long-range plan for fire and rescue services.