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Washignton County briefs

August 20, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners OK $8,000 in state grants


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved two state grants totaling $8,000 received by Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families.

The Community Development Funds grants are designated for projects outside of the CSAFE area, formerly known as the HotSpot area.

The Boys & Girls Club of Washington County received $5,500 for a program at Cascade Elementary School.

The program includes homework assistance, cultural diversity education and life skills curriculum for a minimum of 100 students.

The Washington County Interdenominational Youth Partnership received $2,500 to strengthen the collaboration of area church leaders in addressing problems and issues dealing with children and youth in the county, according to a county statement.




Firm gets contract for bridge repairs


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a contract for more than $1 million to repair the Clopper Road Bridge over Antietam Creek.

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The 350-day contract went to Building Systems Inc. of Hagerstown for $1,084,044.

The state still must approve the contract award because it is classified as a Federal Aid Project, Chief Engineer Terry McGee said.

The project includes the replacement of Clopper Road Bridge, the reconstruction of roadways, grading and storm drainage.

McGee said the road will be closed for nearly a year while the project is completed. Work will begin on Sept. 8 and is to be completed by Aug. 24, 2004, he said.




County reaches two deals with FAA


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday accepted two agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration.

The first agreement provides the county with $5 million toward the runway extension project.

The second agreement gives the county $1 million for expansion of the terminal apron and purchase of snow removal equipment.

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