County wavers on waivers rule
Washington County's athletes can play ball in county parks without signing individual waiver forms.
The Washington County Commissioners decided Tuesday to stop forcing thousands of athletes or their parents to sign waiver forms before the athletes can play on county-owned fields.
County Administrator Rodney M. Shoop recommended scrapping the individual waiver requirement, which went into effect this year without approval of the County Commissioners.
"I don't think it's feasible at this time to do individual waivers," Shoop said.
Shoop said he didn't feel the waivers were necessary because sports leagues must sign waivers as part of a lease agreement to use a field at a county park and provide $1 million in liability insurance.