County briefs

October 02, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners approve agreement with MTA

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a grant agreement with the Maryland Transportation Administration.

The annual agreement provides funding for operations of the County Commuter bus service under the Federal Transit Administration and Maryland's Small Urbanized Area programs, according to county documents.

The county's share is $286,500, which is included in the transportation department's fiscal year 2002 budget.

Perry named October's Citizen of the Month

Spence Perry of Hagerstown on Tuesday was named October's Citizen of the Month by the Washington County Commissioners.

The citation said Perry, after working 30 years for the federal government, retired in Washington County and brought his knowledge of the law and government with him.


Perry serves on the Department of Social Services Board of Directors, the Department of Health Fatality Review Board, the Board of Zoning Appeals and serves as president of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Board of Directors, vice president of the Washington County United Way and is on the Board of Horizon Goodwill Industries and Saint James School.

He was a member of the Washington County Board of Education's Management Review Team.

County expected to have budget surplus

Washington County Budget and Finance Director Debra Bastian said Tuesday that the county is expected to have a $2.1 million surplus for fiscal year 2002.

The surplus is, in part, the result of property tax collections, recordation revenue from one-time sales and refinancing, she said.

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