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Washington County Commissioners briefs

April 09, 2008

County to buy property, widen intersection

The Washington County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to buy a house and property on Longmeadow Road near Marsh Pike.

The owners of the property at 19331 Longmeadow Road accepted a purchase offer from the county, which needs to buy the property to widen the intersection of the two roads, said Robert Slocum, acting chief of capital projects.

The property has been appraised at $290,000, Real Property Administrator Joe Kuhna said.

The county has $310,000 in its capital budget for the purchase.

The widening project is slated to go to design this spring with construction starting next spring, Slocum said.




Work Zone Awareness, County Government weeks proclaimed

Washington County Commissioners President John F. Barr proclaimed this week both Work Zone Awareness Week and County Government Week in Washington County.

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Barr presented the Work Zone Awareness proclamation to Traffic Safety Supervisor Dave Shrader.

The proclamation urges drivers to be aware of work zones and says that "statistics show that there are three work zone fatalities daily."

Both proclamations coincide with national Work Zone Awareness and County Government weeks.

County Public Information Officer Norman Bassett said the theme of this year's county government week is "Protecting Our Children."

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