County briefs for Wednesday

January 09, 2002

County briefs for Wednesday

Three reappointed to Parks Board

The Washington County Board of Commissioners reappointed Mildred "Mickey" Myers, Barry Brown and Jerry Strailman to a second term on the Recreation and Parks Board.

Their terms expired Jan. 1.

Kirk Stiles appointed to Agricultural Board

The Washington County Board of Commissioners appointed Kirk Stiles to fill the unexpired term of Ben Clopper on the Agricultural Education Center Board of Directors.

The commissioners also reappointed former County Commissioner John Shank and Hal Spielman to the board.

Six to be on Emergency Services Council

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday appointed members to the Emergency Services Council.

At the suggestion of Commissioner Bert L. Iseminger, the commissioners appointed Lawrence Johns, Jim LaFleur and Mary Kalin to the council as the commission's appointees.

The commissioners also appointed Wayne Williams, Jay Grimes and Jack Latimer of the Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association to the council.

Chair of Cascade group expresses concern

Karl Weissenbach, chairman of the Cascade Committee, Tuesday expressed concern to the Washington County Board of Commissioners about the status of the redevelopment of the Fort Ritchie base.

He described the committee as a nonpartisan civic organization that serves as an advocate for the Cascade community.

If redevelopment does not occur soon, Cascade will become a "ghost town," he said in a written statement.

He asked for the county and state to help sift through the facts and issues surrounding the redevelopment and conveyance of the fort from the U.S. Army.

The commissioners took no action regarding his comments.

Commissioners meet two new employees

The Washington County Commissioners were introduced Tuesday to two new employees.

Robert Coe is a new plant operator for the Water and Sewer Department and Jeannine Klein is an accounts receivable technician in the Budget and Finance Department.

Crime computer systems link contract approved

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday approved a $72,121 contract for a company to provide a connection between the Washington County Sheriff's computer dispatch system and state and federal crime computer systems.

The contract with Keystone Information Systems Inc. of Maple Shade, N.J., calls for the company to provide equipment, software and services for a connection between the county and the Maryland Interagency Law Enforcement System and the National Crime Information Computer System.

The county also will buy $12,000 in hardware.

About $55,000 of the total $84,121 cost is funded through a state grant. The county will pick up the rest of the tab.

- Scott Butki

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