County Commissioner Briefs

June 20, 2000

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday awarded a bid to a Washington County firm, which will rehabilitate and extend Hagerstown Regional Airport's Taxiway A.

The contract went to C. William Hetzer Inc. which submitted the lowest of five bids.

The contract was for about $2.4 million, $1 million lower than the engineer's estimate of $3.4 million.

The Federal Aviation Administration is paying for 90 percent of the cost and the state and Washington County will each pay 5 percent.

The project includes extending the taxiway by 2,000 feet, replacing 5,500 feet of the taxiway, adding runway lighting and making electrical modifications in the control tower.

The commissioners delayed for one week a decision on a request by Evergreen Properties LLC to rezone about 80 acres near the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Potomac Street from business and agricultural to mostly residential.


Washington County Attorney Richard Douglas said he requested the delay so he could have more time to look at the proposal.

The company has not said what its plans are for the property, which is adjacent to the future site of the YMCA.

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday officially thanked Bernard Moser, who has stepped down after 12 years on the Washington County Planning Commission.

Until last month, Moser also served as Planning Commission chairman. His replacement has not been named.

The certificate of merit was given to him by Commissioner Bert L. Iseminger, who has been on the commission with him. Iseminger said he can't think of anyone he would rather have served with.

Moser was named commission chairman when Iseminger, the former chairman, was elected to the County Commissioner in 1998.

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday appointed Tim Henry to the Washington County Planning Commission.

Henry will fill the vacancy left by Bernard Moser's departure from the panel.

The access road for the Forty West Landfill has been named Earth Care Road.

The Washington County Commissioners endorsed the name Tuesday.

The name was suggested in an essay contest about the new landfill. There were 219 entries in the contest.

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee's favorite name of the selections was Triple R Drive, with the R's standing for reduce, reuse and recycle.

However, that name couldn't be used because the single letter R is used by 911 dispatchers to give directional information, said Ron Karn, chief of Washington County Fire and Rescue Communications.

Earth Care was the committee's second choice.

- Scott Butki

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