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County briefs

August 07, 2002

Commissioners honor national marbles champ



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday presented a Certificate of Award to John Hulse, a county youth who recently took the top honor in the 79th Annual National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J.

John said he practiced two to five hours a day for a year to hone his skills.

He is the second Washington County youth in the past two years to win first in the national competition.




Aug. 17 to be Emergency Preparedness Day



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Aug. 17 to be Citizens Emergency Preparedness Day.

Joe Kroboth, director of emergency services, Verna Brown, emergency management administrator, Elaine Rose, Washington County Health Department representative, and Peggy Martin, chair of the Disabilities Advisory Committee, received the proclamation.

Emergency preparedness activities for the public will be held on Aug. 17 at Robinwood Medical Center.




Real property agents, tech bid approved



The Washington County Commissioners approved a bid Tuesday that allows the county to hire a senior real property agent, a real property agent and a real property technician on an as-needed basis.

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The contract went to Diversified Property Services Inc. of Timonium, Md. Hourly rates for the service range from $43 to $77.

The contract is for a one-year period with the option to renew for up to four additional consecutive one-year periods.

County Administrator Rodney Shoop said the action is cost-effective because it keeps the county from hiring a full-time employee.

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