HANCOCK - The mayors of Hancock and Clear Spring expressed concerns for their towns Tuesday night during the annual tax setoff meeting with the Washington County Commissioners.
Clear Spring Mayor Paul Hose Jr. shared his frustration that his town - with a population of 462 as of 2004 - still receives only the minimum amount of $2,000, as it has each of the past 15 years.
"Couldn't you do something about that?" Hose asked.
Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook assured Hose that the matter was being looked into - again.
Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy wondered if there had been a decision yet on the proposed pay increases for Washington County Sheriff's deputies.
"When there is a pay increase, that's when we lose officers," Murphy said of his town's four-person police force.
Snook said that question is still being studied with a final decision due at a May 9 hearing.
"We understand that has a domino effect," Snook said of municipalities with their own police forces.