County briefs for 8/28

August 28, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Money to be used for fort's 250th anniversary

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday gave a $5,000 check to Ralph Young of the Fort Frederick State Park and Bob Weaver and Chas Rittenhouse of the Friends of Fort Frederick.

The money, which came from the county's hotel-motel tax revenues, will be used to prepare for the 250th anniversary of the park.

The funds will be used for the reconstruction of the officers' quarters within the fort.

Committee to survey people with disabilities

The Washington County Disabilities Advisory Committee in October will distribute surveys to people who have disabilities, disability officials told the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday.

October is Disabilities Awareness Month.

Office on Disability Issues Administrator Norman Bassett and Disabilities Advisory Committee Chairwoman Peggy Martin made the presentation to the commissioners.

Bassett said about 5,000 surveys will be handed out and are intended to help determine the needs of the disabled in the county.


Commissioners name Citizen of the Month

The Washington County Commissioners named Bill Beard the Citizen of the Month for August at Tuesday night's meeting at the Shafer Park Community Center in Boonsboro.

Beard is vice chair of the Washington County Disabilities Advisory Committee and executive director of Many Individuals Helping Individuals, known as MiHi. He is a member of the board of directors of the Commission on Aging, director of the Community Ramp Project, executive director of the Corporation for Assistive Technology and active in the Service Corps of Retired Executives of the Chamber of Commerce.

Commissioners Vice President Paul L. Swartz presented Beard with the award.

Commissioners get library branch update

The Washington County Commissioners received an update on the location selected for the Boonsboro Library branch of the Washington County Free Library at Tuesday night's meeting at the Shafer Park Community Center in Boonsboro.

The town selected a site on the King farm, just behind the King farmhouse off Potomac Street and King Road.

The library will cost about $1.5 million and will be 10,000-square-feet, county officials said.

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