County Briefs for 6/12

June 12, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners declare Homeownership Month

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday proclaimed June as Washington County Homeownership Month.

Commissioner Bert Iseminger presented the proclamation to Hagerstown Home Store Executive Director Pat McMillian and staff member Jennifer Daley on behalf of the commissioners.

The proclamation states that Washington County promotes home ownership because it enhances the quality of life and the economy of the community.

KLH Engineers awarded bid to upgrade plants

The Washington County Commissioners awarded a bid Tuesday to KLH Engineers of Pittsburgh, Pa., to design upgrades to the Sandy Hook Waste Water Treatment Plant and the Sharpsburg Water Treatment Plant.


The contract total is $28,750. Of that, $21,500 is for Sandy Hook and $7,250 for the Sharpsburg plant. Completion of the projects is scheduled for July 1, 2003.

The county's Capital Improvement Plan includes $235,000 for the Sandy Hook upgrades and $350,000 for the Sharpsburg upgrades.

Board members reappointed Tuesday

Dr. Allen Ditto, Catherine Drummond, Peggy Martin, Mary Jane Sharer and Pauline Welsh will serve three more years on the county's Adult Public Guardianship Review Board.

The Washington County Commissioners approved the reappointments at Tuesday morning's meeting.

BFI Waste Services gets trash removal bid

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday awarded a trash removal bid to BFI Waste Services for $35,004.

BFI will pick up trash from 20 county facilities. The contract is for one year with an option to renew for up to four consecutive one-year periods.

The minimum amount of tonnage the contractor must deliver to the county landfill is 777 tons per year, or 65 tons per month. The contract covers container rental and transportation costs.

Eastern Elevator gets service contract

Eastern Elevator Services and Sales Co. of Windber, Pa. received the contract to service elevators in county buildings for one year.

The Washington County Commissioners approved the contract for $9,253 at Tuesday morning's meeting. Repair parts and materials are not included in the service and maintenance agreement and are to be billed at cost plus 25 percent.

The county has the option to renew the bid for four one-year periods. The Washington County Free Library and Health Department are included in the contract.

Contracts renewed with Juvenile Justice Dept.

The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday renewed two contracts with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

One contract is for the Juvenile Community Services/Informal Supervision worth $74,754 and the other is for the Crisis Intervention/Night Intake Project worth $33,441.

Jim Manuel of the Department of Juvenile Justice told the commissioners that 700 youths are served by the two programs each year.

The state pays for the programs and there is no county match. The contracts are good for one year.

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