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Washington County briefs

March 24, 2009

Commissioners to lease equipment from Baltimore firm



The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to lease a piece of industrial equipment from Standard Equipment Co. of Baltimore, the lowest of three bidders for the lease.

The county's solid waste department will pay $30,375 per year for five years to lease a rubber tire loader from the company.

The commissioners also agreed to waive the requirement for performance bonds.

Other bids were $34,172 from Alban Tractor Co. Inc. of Myersville, Md., and $32,010.24 from Valley Supply and Equipment of Hagerstown.

Slide show gives residents another way to access information



A new informational slide show has been added to the Washington County Web site to give residents another way to access meeting schedules, agendas and county news, Washington County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said.

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The slide show is at the upper right corner of the county's home page at www.washco-md.net.

Visitors to the site can click the symbol in the lower right corner of the slide show to enlarge it to full-screen. The slides cycle automatically, but viewers can use the left and right arrow buttons to move through them more quickly.

The slide show is similar to what would be provided on a public-access television station, Murray said.

- Heather Keels

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