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Washington County Commission briefs

May 07, 2011

County landfill construction approved

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to award a roughly $6.3 million construction contract for cells No. 6 and 7 at the Forty West Landfill to C. William Hetzer of Hagerstown.

Hetzer's bid of $6,287,415 was the lowest of seven bids for the project.

The other six bids were:


  •  Kinsley Construction of York, Pa., $6,506,855
  •  Harnden Group LLC of Mechanicsburg, Pa., $7,169,108
  •  Pleasants Construction of Clarksburg, Md., $7,745,287
  •  Dixie Construction Co. of Churchville, Md., $7,834,703
  •  Glover Construction Co. of Pleasant Hill, N.C., $7,848,680


The county had budgeted about $7.8 million for the project in the current fiscal year.

Sidewalk upgrade added to bus transfer center

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday approved a $125,277.03 change for additional sidewalk improvements in the construction contract for the county's transit bus transfer center.

The addition of sidewalks along the Wareham Place alley will provide a safe route for access to the new transit center, a report on the change said.

The transit center project is being funded with federal money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The change order was approved contingent upon approval and funding by the Maryland Transit Administration.

It also included a 62-day time extension for the project.



Board approves five property acquisitions

The Washington County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday approved five option agreements for partial real property acquisitions along Longmeadow Road and Marsh Pike as part of a planned road widening and intersection improvement project.

The total cost for the acquisitions was $24,450.

The properties are located at 19330, 19325, 19420 and 19333 Longmeadow Road and 13402 Marsh Pike.

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— Heather Keels

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