County commissioner briefs

March 06, 2002|BY SCOTT BUTKI

Commissioners fill committee vacancy.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday appointed David McMullen of Clear Spring to the Washington County Solid Waste Advisory Committee.

McMullen fills a vacancy created when Ralph Burdick resigned.

Commissioners to fund five HotSpot projects

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending a total of $6,000 on five projects in the HotSpot area and $8,000 on six projects elsewhere in Washington County.

To get funding, the proposed projects have to create an awareness or reduction of teen pregnancy, family violence and substance abuse.


The funding was recommended by the Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families.

Public improvement bonds approved

The Washington County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday to issue and sell $10.7 million in public improvement bonds for the current fiscal year.

The bond proceeds will be spent as follows:

- $4.75 million for various education projects.

- $1.8 million for various county road, drainage, bridge and sewer projects.

- $1.9 million for various solid waste projects.

- $2.1 million for expansion of public facilities.

- $160,000 for the issuance cost and bond discount.

The county also voted to try to refinance about $23 million in bonds, which is estimated to save about $600,000 in debt.

- Scott Butki

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