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Proposed capital budget items for Washington County

January 19, 2013|By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com

Washington County capital projects are scheduled to receive $23.2 million in the next fiscal year out of a proposed state capital budget of $1.5 billion.

Those state figures do not include another $2.1 billion being proposed as part of the capital budget for the Department of Transportation.

In Washington County, the Winebrenner Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is on Pen-Mar Road near Fort Ritchie, will receive $9.1 million for miscellaneous improvements.

Hagerstown Community College will receive $4.5 million for expansion of its student center and another $666,000 to replace the roof at its Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.

Bester Elementary School will receive about $3.2 million, while E. Russell Hicks Middle School will get about $2.2 million.

Other items in the proposed capital budget for Washington County include:

  • $1.4 million for the new Hancock library
  • $491,000 for Boonsboro High School
  • $418,000 for Funkstown Elementary School
  • $366,000 for improvements to the Sharpsburg water treatment plant
  • $251,000 for Program Open Space local grants
  • $204,000 for Marshall Street Elementary School
  • $160,000 for a Williamsport water tank improvement project
  • $60,000 for roof repairs at Fort Frederick State Park
  • $26,000 for merry-go-round installations in the city of Hagerstown
The capital budget for transportation has proposed $7.8 million to replace bridges on Interstate 70 in Washington County that go over Md. 63.

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