Washington County Md. briefs

October 10, 2007|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

Planners consider zoning issues

A list of 42 properties that are zoned differently by Washington County and the City of Hagerstown was presented Tuesday to the County Commissioners.

Washington County Chief Planner Stephen T. Goodrich discussed the problem with the commissioners two weeks ago but returned Tuesday with a list detailing the zoning on each property.

The 42 properties are in the county but also are part of the city's growth area and could be annexed by the city in the future.

Goodrich recommended that the commissioners acknowledge the differences in a letter to the city but wait until the future to address the inconsistencies. The county commissioners agreed but asked Goodrich to remove language from the list saying the county agrees with the city's zoning on some of the properties.


Contract renewed

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday renewed for one year a contract for the county's Emergency Medical Services Medical Director.

The contract costs $25,000 and pays for one part-time medical director who supports fire and rescue on emergency medical dispatches.

Washington County Fire and Emergency Services Director John A. Latimer IV asked the commissioners to renew the contract last week but was asked to return with a summary of the amount of hours the medical director works per year.

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