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Washington County briefs

December 20, 2006|by TARA REILLY

Baker suggests more night meetings



Washington County Commissioners Vice President Terry L. Baker asked the commissioners Tuesday to consider holding more meetings in the evening so working residents can attend.

The commissioners typically begin their meetings on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., and hold periodic meetings with municipalities.

Baker suggested holding more meetings in the municipalities, and having meetings that start later in the day and run into the evening.




Employees donate money to charities



Washington County employees donated nearly $60,000 to the United Way of Washington County and Community Health Charities in 2006.

Angie Helfrick, who has coordinated the annual fund drive, said of the $59,955 donated, $57,043 went to the United Way and $2,769 went to Community Health Charities.

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The total donation fell just short of the county's $62,000 goal. However, the portion donated to the United Way was about 10 percent more than the $49,657 county employees donated last year, Helfrick said.

Of the county's 670 full-time employees, 355 donated to either the United Way or Community Health Charities, she said.




Cohill reappointed to county committee



A Solid Waste Advisory Committee member was reappointed to a second term Tuesday by the Washington County Commissioners.

John Cohill was reappointed to the three-year term.

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