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Washington County Commission briefs

December 03, 2009|By DAN DEARTH

Williamsport resident asks for help with speeding problem



WILLIAMSPORT - A Williamsport resident has asked the Washington County Commissioners to help solve a speeding problem on Donelson Drive.

During a joint meeting Tuesday between the commissioners and the Williamsport Town Council, Don Lantz said several motorists ignore the 25-mph speed limit on Donelson Drive between Tammany Manor Road and U.S. 11.

"It's a very dangerous situation," Lantz said. "I'd hate to see what could happen there."

Lantz suggested installing "speed humps" to slow traffic.

County Commissioner James F. Kercheval said he would ask the Washington County Public Works Department to examine the problem.

Aleshire wants motion on 'friendship city' plan



WILLIAMSPORT - Washington County Commissioner Kristin B. Aleshire said Tuesday he wants an official motion to be made on an agreement to create a relationship between Washington County and a city in China.

On Nov. 10, Commissioners President John F. Barr signed a document establishing a "friendship-city relationship" between Washington County and Jinhua City, China.

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Barr signed the document last month while he was on a trip to China.

He said he signed the document because he thought the commissioners had consented to enter into the agreement.

Barr said he paid his own way on the trip.

The document states, in part, that "the two parties will endeavor to formally establish friendly relations so as to promote common prosperity and development."

Aleshire said last week he didn't know an agreement had been signed and opposed it because of China's practices related to human rights, labor laws, copyright policies and environmental issues.

He said after the meeting that communication needed to improve at the county level.

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