Washington County Commissioners briefs

December 11, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners OK bids for treatment chemicals

The County Commissioners approved bids for 16 pool and water/wastewater related chemicals to treat water at the Martin L. "Marty Snook" Park swimming pool in Halfway and for the Water and Sewer Department.

Seven companies provided low bids. The bids are a piggyback with Anne Arundel County and include a number of other jurisdictions across Maryland.

Fuel surcharge request is unanimously rejected

A request by AC&T of Hagerstown to increase a 4.5 percent fuel surcharge on the contract for leacheate hauling from landfill sites was unanimously rejected by the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The commissioners denied the request because adjustments to contracts are made at the time of their renewal, they said. The AC&T contract is up for renewal in April.


Grant will help county create mitigation plan

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday accepted a $30,000 planning grant from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to create an All-Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county.

Director of Emergency Services Joe Kroboth told the County Commissioners that hazard mitigation includes acquiring and removing private and public structures vulnerable to damage from natural disasters such as flooding, winter storms and hurricanes to reduce the risk of loss of life and property.

Local governments are required to have a mitigation plan in place by November 2004 to be eligible for post-disaster federal funding. All municipalities will have a part in the process, Kroboth said.

The commissioners approved the measure 4-1, with Commissioner John C. Munson voting against it.

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