Review fees last were raised in March 2005.
The new rates will go into effect Jan. 1.
Commissioners OK airport land purchase
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a settlement between Hagerstown Regional Airport and a nearby property owner that eventually will allow the airport to acquire the property.
The house at 14220 Maugansville Road is near the airport's runway and in the runway protection zone. The Federal Aviation Administration requires a buffer zone around airport runways and helps airports purchase land around those runways.
The settlement includes $225,000 for the house and land as well as $14,900 to offset future rental costs for the homeowner, Pearl Reedy.
Under the agreement, Reedy will live in the house for free for one year, then will pay rent until she no longer lives in the house.
"She can stay as long as she wants," Airport Fire Chief Phil Ridenour said.
The agreement is contingent on FAA approval.
The agreement was approved 4-0 by the commissioners. Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire was out of the room during the vote.
Gang intelligence grant approved
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a $39,600 state grant for the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
The grant will pay for cameras, recording equipment and staff training for gang intelligence gathering and sharing. It will be used by the sheriff department's newly created Gang Intelligence Unit, which gathers information on local gang activity and shares that information with local law enforcement agencies.
The grant was awarded by the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention. It is a one-time grant with no local match.
Money transferred for Maugans Avenue
The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the transfer of $268,800 from the capital improvements budget to pay for expenses related to the Maugans Avenue widening project.
The money was needed for repairs to a sinkhole that opened up near the Maugans Avenue Car Wash.