County Commissioners briefs

November 20, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Antietam co-organizers rescind funding request

Co-organizers of the 140th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam withdrew their request for additional funding from the Washington County Commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.

Co-organizers Robert Arch and Dennis Frye had asked that the county pay an additional $17,380 in overtime for Washington County sheriff's deputies who worked the event and $6,550 for a mulch bill.

They said they withdrew the request because the commissioners were ready to turn it down.

Commissioners OK money for program

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved $477,000 for the Agricultural Land Preservation Program, which it is estimated will generate $660,000 toward the program from the state.

The state matches 60 cents for every 40 cents the county commits, County Land Preservation Director Eric Seifarth said.

The program allows for the purchase of farmland easements, which protect the land from development.

New county employees introduced at meeting

Washington County Human Resources Assistant Director Dee Hawbaker introduced three new county employees during Tuesday's County Commissioners' meeting.


Tommy Brown is a new equipment operator for the Highway Department, Paula Fisher is a project manager for the Washington County Community Partnership and Joshua O'Neal is a public safety systems manager for the Informational Technologies department.

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