Commissioners briefs

May 08, 2002|BY SCOTT BUTKI

Grant to reimburse airport for overtime

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved acceptance of a $235,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to reimburse the county for security costs at the Hagerstown Regional Airport after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The grant includes $215,017 for overtime worked by Washington County Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police officers at the airport, Motz said. The county requested the reimbursement for itself and the state police, but the county did not pay any of the state police costs.

The rest of the grant money pays for other airport expenses, including equipment and overtime for airport employees, temporary construction barriers in the parking lot and the cost of towing cars in the lot, she said.

Papa Farms named conservation farmer

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday honored Papa Farms as the Washington County Soil Conservation District's 2001 Outstanding Conservation Farmer of the Year.


Commissioner John L. Schnebly presented a county certificate of merit to the Papa family, whose farm is on Black Rock Road.

Commissioner Paul L. Swartz presented a certificate of merit to Carl, Gary and Donald Hendershot of Clear Spring for being named the Sustaining Conservation Farmer of the Year. The category is for farmers who sustained conservation practices for a number of years.

Perry appointed to Social Services Board

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday appointed Spence Perry to the Washington County Board of Social Services.

Perry replaces Larry Kershner, whose term expires June 30.

The commissioners also reappointed Frederica Erath and Michael Zampelli to the board.

Building Codes Appeals Board retains members

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday reappointed Kenneth Kline, Richard Lawson and Daniel Matonak to the Washington County Building Codes Appeals Board.

The three have served two terms and were given waivers of the two-term limit policy for boards.

County to buy stations from Office Suppliers

The Washington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday awarded to Office Suppliers, Inc. of Hagerstown a $100,517 contract to buy 51 work stations.

A work station is a piece of furniture including storage, desk surface and files.

The work stations are for the Washington County Solid Waste Department, Hagerstown Regional Airport, Information Technology, Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Special Operations Teams.

The vote was 4-1 with Commissioner William J. Wivell voting against the action.

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