Washington County briefs

November 30, 2005|by TARA REILLY

Ribbon cut at airport apron

The Washington County Commissioners participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Hagerstown Regional Airport marking the completion of a revamped $1.1 million, 30,000-square-foot concrete apron.

The project, completed by P&W Excavating of McConnellsburg, Pa., was not part of the runway extension project.

The apron, outside the passenger terminal, was reconstructed to direct drainage away from the terminal.

In addition, the apron now can support heavier aircraft, such as Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft, Airbus 319 and 320, and "almost all corporate and regional jets," according to information provided by the airport.

The County Commissioners were scheduled for a flight after the ceremony in a $1.8 million Cessna Caravan, which was parked on the apron, but rainy weather canceled the flight.

Grant to fund dispatcher training

A $3,205 grant is on the way for the Washington County Department of Emergency Services.

The grant, from the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS), will go toward new certification and recertification of emergency medical dispatchers.


The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized Emergency Services to execute a Memorandum of Understanding with MIEMSS to receive the money.

New member named to Ag center board

The Agricultural Education Center Board received a new member Tuesday.

The Washington County Commissioners appointed Galen Long to the board. He fills a vacancy created when Cindy Long resigned from the board.

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