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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.

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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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