Washington County briefs

August 23, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Grant to pay for Gang Assessment Initiative

The Washington County Sheriff's Department has been awarded a $15,000 state grant to pay for an assessment of gang activity in the county.

Sheriff Charles F. Mades told the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday that the sheriff's department is leading the county's Gang Assessment Initiative.

As part of the assessment, a committee will meet bimonthly to collect data, assess and evaluate information and develop strategies for reducing gang activity, according to information included with the commissioners' meeting agenda.

The grant money will be used to pay the salaries of committee members, rent meeting space and equipment and pay for media expenses related to the gathering of information, according to the county information.


The grant was awarded by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

County OKs flow transfer agreement

Washington County agreed to accept 120,000 gallons per day of sewerage from Washington County Hospital after it opens next to Robinwood Medical Center off Robinwood Drive.

The agreement with the City of Hagerstown transfers the flow from the city, which has limited capacity, to the county.

The Hagerstown City Council approved the agreement Aug. 8.

Gregory B. Murray, water quality director for the county, said the agreement has no additional costs to residents of the city or county.

The Herald-Mail Articles