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County briefs

July 31, 2002

Board of Zoning Appeals alternate appointed



The Washington County Commissioners appointed Tom Oyster of Hagerstown as an alternate to the Board of Zoning Appeals at Tuesday's meeting.

Commissioner Bert Iseminger nominated Oyster. The appointment was approved 5-0.




County approves airport easement



The Washington County Commissioners Tuesday approved 5-0 an easement that allows the county to meet the runway protection zone requirement by the FAA for Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Through the easement, the county will acquire .85-acres at 14629 Pennsylvania Ave. for $11,5000.

The property, owned by Bobbie and Sanford Jones, is one of seven acquired around the airport, according to a written statement.

The easement gives the county air rights and allows it to remove trees that are in the air space, county Real Property Administrator Dean Lowry said.

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Most of the cost of the easement will be reimbursed by the state and the FAA. The county will pay the remaining 5 percent, or $575, according to county documents.

- Tara Reilly

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