Briefs for June 26

June 26, 2002

Volleyball team's coaches recognized

The Washington County Commissioners presented certificates Tuesday to the coaches and members of the Washington County Juniors Girls Volleyball 14 and under team.

The team recently was named the Chesapeake Region Champion and will play in the National Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July.

The following people received certificates: Coach Chuck Weaver, Assistant Coach Kevin Brewer and players: Chelsea Weaver, Caitlin Nicewarner, Jessica Ambrose, Emily Mallott, Kenzie Bowen, Tracy Hinkle, Kasi Harris, Kim Snavely, Sammi Snodderly and Lia VanCleave.

Fire companies to split $224,748 state grant

Washington County's 27 fire and rescue companies will split $224,748 as a result of the county receiving the Senator Amoss Fire, Rescue and Ambulance state grant.


Each company, including Hagerstown's six fire companies, will receive $8,324.

The Washington County Commissioners distributed the funds at Tuesday's meeting.

County to lease industrial equipment

The Washington County Commissioners awarded contracts to two companies Tuesday night for three pieces of industrial equipment on Tuesday for the county's Solid Waste Department.

The county will lease one crawler bulldozer from Standard Equipment Co. of Frederick, Md., for a total of $162,145. The county will make lease payments of $32,429 a year for five years, including a trade-in.

The county also will lease one loader from Standard Equipment for a total of $254,631. The county will make lease payments of $50,926 a year for five years.

The county will pay a total of $392,926 and an additional $2,000 for a performance bond for one compactor from Alban Tractor Co. Inc. of Baltimore, Md., and Street, Md. The county will make lease payments of $78,537 a year for five years including a trade-in.

Community Action gets $111,897 for program

The Washington County Commissioners approved an application from the Washington County Community Action Council Tuesday, giving the organization $111,897 over a three-year period.

The money will be put toward the Housing Counselor Program, which is set up to assist families and individuals who are having problems obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.

The funding will cover salaries for case managers, fringe benefits and some customer assistance dollars.

The county will make installments of $37,299 a year for three years.

- Tara Reilly

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