County Commission briefs

March 05, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Three new county employees introduced

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

William Sprague is a facilities manager for the Water and Sewer Department, Gretchen Hill is an office assistant in the State's Attorney's Office and Darlene Stratton is a full-time cook in the Black Rock Golf Course restaurant.

Commissioners buying home for $107,000

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to purchase a home on Maugans Avenue for $107,000 to accommodate the proposed widening of the road from two to five lanes.

The home at 15534 Maugans Ave. is owned by Leola C. Ott. The county also will pay $5,250 in replacement housing costs and the cost of oil reimbursement, Real Property Administrator Dean L. Lowery said.


Lowery said the house will have to be torn down to make room for the widening.

The county previously purchased two houses for the project. Lowery said that so far, the Ott property is the only one that must be demolished.

The vote to purchase the house was 4-0. Commissioner John C. Munson abstained from the vote because he said he knew a relative of the property owner.

$129,400 pole barn contract awarded

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a $129,400 contract to a Hagerstown company to build a pole barn at the Agricultural Education Center.

Building Systems Inc. received the contract.

The pole barn to be constructed will measure 60 feet by 120 feet with a concrete floor. The project also includes grading, drainage improvements and paved walkways around the building.

The contract is for 90 days, and the barn is scheduled for completion on June 3.

The commissioners vote was 4-0, with Commissioner James F. Kercheval abstaining.

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