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Janitorial service contracts awarded

August 11, 1999

The Washington County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to award two contracts for janitorial services.

A $123,302.40 annual contract for cleaning the District Court Building, the Courthouse and Annex and the County Administration Building went to the Global Service Corp. of Columbia, Md.

A $3,528 annual contract for cleaning the Resh Sanitary Landfill and the Rubble Landfill went to Hagerstown Goodwill Industries of Hagerstown.

Commissioners William J. Wivell and Paul L. Swartz voted against the contract.

Wivell said the decision was "a waste of taxpayer money" because the county was paying $30,000 less annually under a previous contractor.

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Commissioners OK storm water pond

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday approved a $489,100 plan to design and build a storm water management pond at the Interstate Industrial Park.

An existing pond at the park is owned by the Washington County Industrial Foundation, known as CHIEF, but it is in poor condition and does not meet current standards, County Chief Engineer Terry McGee said.

CHIEF offered to give the land to the county so long as it did not incur any costs, he said.

Bowman Development has offered to pay for some of the pond's costs, probably about $250,000, but the exact amount has not been determined, McGee said in a staff report.

The vote was 3-1-1 with Commissioner William J. Wivell opposed. The county should not take on the liability of a pond owned by CHIEF and used by local businesses, he said.

Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook abstained because his business owns property nearby.

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