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.


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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