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County Commission briefs

August 21, 2002|BY TARA REILLY

Literacy group given $1,000 for Reading Day



The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to give the Washington County Partners in Literacy Committee $1,000 in start-up costs for Washington County Reading Day on June 7, 2003.

Committee members said that 17 percent of the county's adult population reads at a fifth-grade level or below.




Public stays quiet about landfill rate hike



No members of the public spoke Tuesday at a Washington County Commissioners public hearing on the proposal to raise discount rates at the Forty West Landfill.

The rate hike would apply to high-volume dumpers who dump at least 4,000 tons a year and to municipalities.

The fee would go to $36 a ton, up $3 from $33 and could bring in an additional $150,000 a year.




County Commuter Jobs grant accepted



The Washington County Commissioners accepted a grant for $27,804 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the County Commuter Jobs program.

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The grant runs a year behind and was awarded for the 2002 fiscal year, Assistant County Attorney John Martirano said.

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