Washington County briefs

October 26, 2005|By TARA REILLY

Grant approved for sheriff's department

The Washington County Commissioners approved a $16,380 grant Tuesday for the Washington County Sheriff's Department.

The Victims Assistance Program/Domestic Violence Order Safety Checks grant helps law enforcement agencies with resources needed to provide services such as domestic violence victim assistance, transportation and random checks on the well-being of petitioners of protective orders, according to information included with the county's ordinance.

Four reappointed to county boards

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

Michael Gehr was reappointed to a three-year term on the Historic District Commission.

Dan Grove, Jon Gift and Leonard Heller were reappointed to the Fire and Rescue Communications Advisory Board. Each is serving a second three-year term.

Commission on Aging gets financial help

The Washington County Commission on Aging will receive $12,317 from the County Commissioners to pay for increased rent and fuel costs at its Public Square facility.


The commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell was the only commissioner to vote against the allocation.

The $12,317 will cover the cost increases from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2006.

The Commission on Aging anticipates being in its new location at the Aspiring to Serve building on West Franklin Street by the end of March.

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