Washington County briefs

September 22, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Plaque recognizes youth award winners

Students named Youth of the Month by the Washington County Community Partnership for Children and Families will be honored on a plaque hanging in Washington County's Administration Building.

Community Partnership representatives unveiled the plaque at a County Commissioners meeting Tuesday. The plaque is on a wall just outside of the commissioners' meeting room.

The plaque contains the names of the 30 Youth Meritorious Award winners, also known as Youths of the Month, since the program began in September 2001.

Contractor chosen for bridge repairs

An Atglen, Pa., contractor will repair the Halfway Boulevard bridge near Valley Mall. The bridge was damaged July 10 by a trash container truck.


The Washington County Commissioners awarded the $111,500 contract to J.D. Eckman Inc.

Director of Public Works Gary Rohrer said he expects the project to begin Sept. 27 and to be completed Nov. 15.

The county expects the trash company's insurance company to pay for the repairs.

Consortium director is Citizen of Month

The executive director of the Western Maryland Consortium was named Citizen of the Month for September by the Washington County Commissioners.

Pete Thomas began his service with the Western Maryland Consortium in July 1974 as director of on-the-job training. He became the executive director in November 1978, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said.

During 30 years of service, Thomas has led the Consortium in its efforts to increase the local workforce in good and bad economic times in Western Maryland by providing educational and job training opportunities to more than 22,500 unemployed or underemployed adults, youth and displaced workers, according to a written statement.

Thomas has been honored by three Maryland governors and by the Washington County Chapter of Business and Professional Women, according to the statement.

After-school program contracts awarded

Two Washington County organizations on Tuesday received contracts to provide after-school programs.

The Washington County Commissioners approved the contracts, one to Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington County for $44,580 and the other to CSAFE for $42,720.

The programs are funded by the Governor's Office for Children, Youth and Families.

The after-school programs aim to serve 40 to 50 children. The contracts are effective Oct. 30, 2004 to June 2005.

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