Washington County briefs

June 07, 2006|by TAMELA BAKER

Commissioners OK property purchase

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved the acquisition of 1.61 acres near Hagerstown Regional Airport. A portion of the property owned by Leeroy and Mary Boyer lies in the Runway 9 protection zone.

The Maugansville Road property includes two houses. The owner operates a business out of the garage, airport Manager Carolyn Motz told the commissioners. The total settlement price is $409,900, which includes a $365,000 administration settlement, a $24,000 purchase price differential and a $20,000 business-in-lieu payment, Motz said.

But the county only will pay a portion of the settlement. The Federal Aviation Administration will pay 95 percent of the cost, while the state and county will split the rest.

Electronics recycling program a success

Washington County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Tuesday the county's Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday brought more than 14 tons of used electronics to the Forty West Municipal Landfill.


Shoop said the county's share for the joint program with the Maryland Department of the Environment was $441.79 for contracting with Capital Recycling Services, which is recycling the items.

Nearly 300 vehicles dropped off electronics during the program, which Shoop said saved an estimated 20 cubic yards of landfill space.

Nine employees finish training series

Nine Washington County employees were recognized by the county commissioners Tuesday for completing the "Going for the Gold" training series through Hagerstown Community College. The program is designed to enhance their leadership skills.

Eight completed the certification in government supervisory management program, including Jeff Weller, Brian Brandt, Ralph Weaver, Terry Shoemaker-Kreit, Kathy Kroboth, Karen Dickie, Ellis Snyder and Kim Bowers.

One, Tanya Weller, completed the certification in office support management.

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