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Washington County Commissioners briefs

November 05, 2008|By JOSHUA BOWMAN

Commissioners approve $1,000 for Antietam Memorial Illumination



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday voted to give $1,000 to help pay for the upcoming 20th Annual Antietam Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield.

The event, which is scheduled for Dec. 6, has been ranked one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association, said Thomas B. Riford, president and CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The illumination draws about 25,000 people every year and requires 1,400 volunteers, Riford said.

The county commissioners voted 4-0 to give money to the event. Commissioners Vice President Terry L. Baker was absent from Tuesday's meeting.

Commissioners approve $340,300 engineering contract



The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a low bid of $340,300 for a two-year engineering contract.

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Wallace, Montgomery & Associates of Towson, Md., will provide engineering services for projects in the county's six-year capital improvement plan.

The county received nine total bids on the contract. The other eight bidders were:

o Development Facilitators of Millersville, Md., $391,625

o AB Consultants/Sabra Wang & Associates of Lanham, Md., $404,825

o URS Corporation of Hunt Valley, Md., $406,775

o Nolan Associates of Ellicott City, Md., $426,625

o Rummel Klepper & Kahl of Baltimore, $432,775

o Fox & Associates of Hagerstown, $442,375

o EBA Engineering of Baltimore, $464,350

o A. Morton Thomas of Rockville, Md., $489,075.

The county commissioners voted 4-0 to approve the bid. Commissioners Vice President Terry L. Baker was absent from Tuesday's meeting.

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