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Washington County Board of Commissioners briefs

July 09, 2013

Airport crash truck purchase approved

The five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to award the purchase of a new aircraft rescue firefighting truck for use at the Hagerstown Regional Airport to E-One Inc. of Ocala, Fla.

E-One’s bid package included a base bid of $552,980 and alternate bids adding up to $16,867, for a total cost of $569,847, county buyer Rick Curry said. Four bids were received, he said.

The funding for the truck is in the county Airport Capital Improvement Plan budget, with 90 percent coming from a Federal Aviation Administration grant, Airport Director Phil Ridenour said. The remaining 10 percent is split evenly between the county and state.

 The new truck will replace a 1996 unit, which will be auctioned off on www.govdeals.com, Curry said.

Contract awarded for physical exams

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday awarded a contract to Health@Work of Hagerstown to provide physical examinations and various other services for county employees, employment candidates and member of the county Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association.

Approved by a unanimous 5-0 vote, the one-year contract with Health@Work, the incumbent provider, includes a proposed sum of $285,415 to $286,065 per year, based on estimates, according to county Purchasing Director Karen Luther.

The contract tentatively began July 1, and has four additional one-year renewal options, Luther said.

Heating-oil contract awarded

At the recommendation of Washington County Public Schools, the county Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to award a No. 2 heating oil contract to James River Solutions of Ashland, Va.

James River Solutions will provide tanker deliveries of No. 2 fuel oil at $0.145 per gallon over the weekly wholesale average price as published in the Oil Price Information Service bulletin, according to county documents.

The school system awarded its contract to James River Solutions as the low bidder on June 25, county buyer Rick Curry said.
 
WCPS can choose to renew the one-year contract, effective Aug. 1, for up to two additional one-year extensions.

Acquisitions approved for bridge projects

A pair of acquisitions approved Tuesday by the Washington County Board of Commissioners will make way for two bridge-repair projects.

The five commissioners voted unanimously to acquire a supporting slope easement at 19975 Marble Quarry Road for $400 and a small piece of property on Locust Grove Road for $1,482.

Both costs are budgeted in the county Capital Improvement Plan, according to county documents.

Joe Kuhna, real property administrator for the county, said the Marble Quarry Road easement is the final one needed to start the “long-overdue” road and bridge repairs southeast of Keedysville.

The Locust Grove Road project is in the south part of the county near Rohrersville, he said.

Lewis, Summers named EMS partnership reps

Kevin Lewis, director of the Washington County Division of Emergency Services, and his deputy director have been appointed as the representatives of an emergency services partnership that will link agencies in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Lewis and secondary representative, division Deputy Director Charles Summers, will be the county’s points of contact to the Mid-Atlantic Communications Partnership after the county Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve their appointments.

Participating in the partnership will allow the county to aggressively pursue federal and state funding as part of a regional entity, rather than as a single competing county, Lewis said.
— C.J. Lovelace

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