Local votes

August 13, 2006

Washington County Board of Education

Wellness plan

The Washington County Board of Education on Aug. 8 voted 4-0 to approve a wellness plan for the school system.

The plan has guidelines for the types of food and beverages available to students at school, and the type and frequency of physical activity. Nutrition and health education are included.

President W. Edward Forrest - Absent

Vice President Jacqueline B. Fischer - Yes

Paul W. Bailey - Yes

Roxanne R. Ober - Yes

Wayne D. Ridenour - Yes

Bernadette M. Wagner - Absent

Russell F. Williams - Absent


Washington County Commissioners

Biodiesel facilty

The Washington County Commissioners on Aug. 8 unanimously endorsed a state grant of up to $42,000, and agreed to contribute up to $18,000 toward a feasibility study on building a proposed biodiesel facility in the county.

Chesapeake Bio-Energy LLC, a group of investors, has proposed the facility, which would use soybeans to create biodiesel.

President Gregory I. Snook - Yes

Vice President William J. Wivell - Yes

James F. Kercheval - Yes

John C. Munson - Yes

Doris J. Nipps - Yes

Airport project

The Washington County Commissioners on Aug. 8 voted 4-1 to award a $2.36 million contract to C. William Hetzer Inc. of Hagerstown for apron rehabilitation and taxiway modifications at Hagerstown Regional Airport.

Most of the project will be funded by federal dollars, with the state and local shares being 2.5 percent each.

Snook - Yes

Kercheval - Yes

Munson - Yes

Nipps - Yes

Wivell - No

Shelter grant

The Washington County Commissioners on Aug. 8 unanimously approved the submittal of an application for a $50,000 Emergency Shelter Grant.

The grant, awarded by the Department of Housing and Community Development, provides money for homelessness prevention and for existing emergency and transitional shelters.

Snook - Yes

Wivell - Yes

Kercheval - Yes

Munson - Yes

Nipps - Yes

Hagerstown City Council

Suns and fireworks

The Hagerstown City Council on Aug. 8 voted 3-1 to allow the Hagerstown Suns to add a fireworks show to their lineup this summer.

The fire department intends to use the show to educate about fireworks safety. About 900 underprivileged and disabled children are expected to attend the show.

Kristin B. Aleshire - Yes

Kelly S. Cromer - Yes

Lewis C. Metzner - Yes

Penny M. Nigh - No

Alesia D. Parson-McBean - Absent

Antrim Township Supervisors

Recreational zoning

The Antrim Township (Pa.) Supervisors on Aug. 8 voted 3-2 against adopting recreational zoning now, but the motion made the recreational zoning issue a component for discussion within the township's Comprehensive Plan.

Recreational zoning has come under increased scrutiny with a proposal to build nearly 200 homes on the Greencastle Greens Golf Course two miles north of the intersection of U.S. 11 and Pa. 16.

James Byers - Yes

Scott Diffenderfer - Yes

Curtis Myers - Yes

Sam Miller - No

Robert Whitmore - No

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