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Washington County briefs

July 20, 2010

County accepts block grant for senior center



The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to accept a grant agreement for $677,123.69 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds toward the construction of a senior center.

The senior center is eligible for CDBG funds because it will benefit low- and moderate-income people, one of the national objectives of the CDBG program, the agreement says.

The senior center project is budgeted at a total cost of about $5.9 million, which includes the CDBG funds as well as an anticipated $800,000 state grant and an anticipated $1 million grant from a private foundation.

County employees complete management program



Two county employees were recognized by the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday for completing a Certificate in Management program through Hagerstown Community College.

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Mike Rohrer, chief plant operator in the Division of Environmental Management, and Robert Slocum, director of capital projects, each completed the program, which included eight three-credit courses, county Human Resources Director George W. Sonnik said.

Rohrer and Slocum are the first county employees to complete the program, Sonnik said.

-- Heather Keels

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