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Local votes

June 25, 2006

Washington County Commissioners



Funding for worker transportation program

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-0 to authorize using $264,000 in state grant dollars to fund a program that would transport county residents receiving temporary cash assistance or noncustodial parents who owe child support to jobs in the Hunters Green Business Center. A County Commuter bus would transport the residents who qualify. The state must still approve the program.

Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook: Yes

Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell: Absent

Commissioner James F. Kercheval: Yes

Commissioner John C. Munson: Yes

Commissioner Doris J. Nipps: Yes

Contract for road repairs

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-0 to approve a $4.9 million contract with C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown to repair several county roads in fiscal year 2007. The fiscal year begins on July 1.

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Snook: Yes

Wivell: Absent

Kercheval: Yes

Munson: Yes

Nipps: Yes

Hagerstown City Council



Pay increase for city employees

The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to approve a three-year plan to increase wages and benefits for city employees. The plan, based on a consultant study, is expected the cost the city $5 million over three years to fully fund.

Kristin B. Aleshire: No

Kelly S. Cromer: No

Lewis C. Metzner: Yes

Penny M. Nigh: Yes

Alesia D. Parson-McBean: Yes

Washington County Board of Education



Specs for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts

The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-0 to approve the design and educational specifications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. The school, on Potomac Street in Hagerstown, is expected to open in fall 2008.

President W. Edward Forrest: Yes

Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer: Yes

Member Paul W. Bailey: Absent

Member Roxanne R. Ober: Yes

Member Wayne D. Ridenour: Yes

Member Bernadette M. Wagner: Yes

Member Russell F. Williams: Yes

Designs for new Pangborn school building

The Washington County Board of Education voted 6-0 on Tuesday to approve designs for a new Pangborn Elementary School building. The new building is expected to be open in Fall 2008.

Forrest: Yes

Fischer: Yes

Bailey: Absent

Ober: Yes

Ridenour: Yes

Wagner: Yes

Williams: Yes

Tie vote on budget

The Washington County Board of Education, with a 3-3 vote, failed to balance its budget Tuesday. The County Commissioners did not fully fund the board's fiscal year 2007 general fund budge request, so to balance its budget the board would be required to make adjustments. The board will meet next week to discuss this issue.

Forrest: Yes

Fischer: No

Bailey: Absent

Ober: No

Ridenour: Yes

Wagner: No

Williams: Yes

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