Washington County briefs

April 27, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Crime Victims' Rights Week proclaimed

This week was named Washington County Crime Victims' Rights Week and National County Government Week by the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday.

The purpose of Crime Victims' Rights Week is to "promote strength in unity in helping victims and survivors of crime and recognizing their rights as victims," according to the county proclamation.

It states "we must remain united in our commitment to ensure that all crime victims and survivors are treated with compassion and respect, recognized as key participants within our systems of justice and afforded services that provide help and hope to them."

This year's theme of National County Government Week is "Protecting Our Communities," according to Washington County.

The commissioners presented the proclamation naming the week to local fire, emergency services, police, SWAT and Health Department officials.

"Counties protect residents from natural disasters, terrorist attacks, crime and drug abuse. Counties are the first to respond to emergency situations and are primarily responsible for planning disasters," the proclamation states.


Two reappointed to guardianship board

Two people were reappointed to the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.

Sally Clopper and Cynthia Pelegrino were appointed to three-year terms.

Airport proposes fee increases

Hagerstown Regional Airport has proposed raising hangar, hangar office and tie-down fees for fiscal year 2007.

The Airport Advisory Commission and the Washington County Commissioners held a public hearing Tuesday on the proposed fees. No members of the public spoke at the hearing.

The proposed fee increases range from 50 cents to $50.

Contract renewed with Kube Electric Co.

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday renewed a contract with Kube Electric Co. Inc. of Williamsport to perform electrician services at county facilities.

Electricians working during regular working hours will make $22.05 per hour, while helpers will make $13.95 per hour. During evenings, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and in emergencies, electricians will be paid $33.85 per hour, and helpers will make $22.05 per hour.

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