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Washington County Commission briefs

December 10, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Commissioners raise fee on developers


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to change the formula that requires developers to pay for road improvements in the Maugans Avenue/Long Meadow Road area.

The county, at the recommendation of Director of Public Works Gary Rohrer, now will charge developers $6,000 per afternoon peak-hour trip to go toward road improvements.

The county previously approved a $5,600 per unit fee for developers in that area.

Rohrer said charging per afternoon peak-hour trip makes it possible for commercial and residential developers to pay. With the per-unit charge, only residential developers would be charged.

The fee is part of the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, which helps ensure roads, schools and other infrastructure are adequate to handle growth.

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Vote delayed on fee proposal


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday delayed a vote on whether to charge developers an approximately $6,500 fee if they build in areas where schools are at 85 percent capacity.

The money would be used to build schools or additional classrooms to deal with school capacity issues.

The County Commissioners will discuss the proposal's final draft at their Dec. 16 meeting.

The proposal is part of the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, which helps ensure roads, schools and other infrastructure are adequate to handle growth.




Grant accepted for emergency equipment


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday accepted a $56,193 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for firefighting and rescue personnel protective equipment.

Joe Kroboth, Washington County's director of emergency services, told the County Commissioners that the money will go toward 25 sets of structural firefighting equipment and 25 sets of urban search-and-rescue equipment.

The Department of Emergency Services will pay 20 percent of the equipment's total cost, which is $24,082. Kroboth said the money already was included in the department's approved operating budget.




Three reappointed to the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council


Three residents were reappointed to the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council by the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The County Commissioners reappointed Nancy Ingram, Cynthia Earle and Thelma Myers for three-year terms.




Two reappointed to the Emergency Services Advisory Council


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday reappointed John Latimer III and Laurence Johns to the Emergency Services Advisory Council.

Their terms are for three years.

The County Commissioners also appointed Jason Baer to fill the unexpired term of James LaFleur.

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