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Washington County briefs

May 16, 2007|by TAMELA BAKER

Contract awarded for new uniforms



The Washington County Commissioners awarded a $128,204 contract Tuesday for new uniforms for the sheriff's office to the sole bidder, Red the Uniform Tailor Inc. of Lakewood, N.J.

The primary beneficiaries will be officers at the county's Detention Center, according to Maj. Sam Bilotti, who said the officers there are wearing gray and black uniforms while other divisions of the sheriff's office are clad in blue on blue. The black and gray uniforms aren't as durable as the others, he added.

And having them all in the same colors will make the various divisions in the sheriff's office look more, well, uniform.

Part of the money for the uniforms, which will replace older ones incrementally by division, will come from money already allocated in this year's budget, Bilotti said. The rest will come from the 2008 budget.

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Contract renewed for Forty West



Peck's Refuse Disposal of McConnellsburg, Pa., will continue servicing transfer stations at Forty West landfill. The county commissioners agreed Tuesday to renew the company's contract, with an 8 percent increase from this year, for $330,520. Peck's was the sole bidder for the trash-hauling contract.




Contract awarded for physical exams



The County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to have Health@Work continue providing physical examinations for employees. Purchasing Agent Karen R. Luther noted that Health@Work has been providing the physicals for the past five years. The company's proposals for all requested services include a 14 percent increase, the first increase in five years, Luther said. The county's 2008 budget proposal includes $50,000 for medical exams.




Commissioners make board appointments



The county commissioners appointed - or reappointed - members to several county boards on Tuesday, including:

· Gary Swartz, three-year term, Disability Advisory Committee

· David Poole, Ellen Hayes and Roland Smith, three-year terms, Board of Social Services

· Ann Corcoran, Jan Wetterer and John Schildt, three-year terms, Antietam Battlefield Advisory Committee

The commissioners waived term-limit regulations on the battlefield committee to permit those members to be reappointed.

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