Washington County briefs

November 03, 2004

State grant to fund more patrol in Halfway area

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a state grant for the Washington County Sheriff's Department that will pay for increased patrols of the Halfway area.

The $11,250 State Local Law Enforcement Block Grant runs from Oct. 8 to Sept. 30, 2005.

The Sheriff's Department was required to contribute $1,250 toward the grant.

Sheriff Charles F. Mades said the majority of police calls on weekend evenings come from the Halfway area.

Residents appointed to various county boards

Several people were reappointed to various Washington County boards on Tuesday by the County Commissioners.

The commissioners reappointed William Beard Jr. and Christopher Joliet as the commissioners' representatives on the board of directors for the Commission on Aging.

Beard and Joliet were reappointed to three-year terms.

Matt Courtney, Peggy Martin, Randy Dick and Jim Wilhide were reappointed to three-year terms on the Washington County Disabilities Advisory Committee.


Jeff Yingling and Tom Riford were reappointed to the board of directors of the Public Gold Corp., which is the Black Rock Golf Course board.

County releases funds to Humane Society

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to give the Humane Society of Washington County $250,526 they set aside for the organization in May.

The commissioners decided to release the money after budget negotiations with the Humane Society.

The $250,526 is in addition to the $519,220 the commissioners gave the Humane Society in May. The Humane Society is under contract with the commissioners to provide animal control services in the county.

- Tara Reilly

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