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Washington County briefs

April 19, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

County OKs union bargaining agreement

The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a five-year union bargaining agreement with American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2677.

The agreement covers about 120 employees in the county's highway, transit, solid waste and emergency communications departments, Washington County Human Resources Director Bill Sonnik said Thursday.

The agreement is effective July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2013.

It does not stipulate yearly pay raises, which now are based on the county's recently adopted grade and step salary structure, Sonnik said.

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Housing mitigation proposal is approved

A mitigation proposal for an eight-house subdivision on Bakersville Road near Williamsport was approved Tuesday by the County Commissioners.

The county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance required the developer, John R. Oliver Company, to submit the proposal because the project is in the district of Williamsport High School, which is considered over capacity.

Under the mitigation proposal, the developer will pay $29,808 plus the current excise tax of $13,000 for each single-family house.

The commissioners approved the proposal 4-1, with Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire voting no.

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