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February 4, 2009
The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire Cliff Engle, Carroll County's bureau of solid waste chief, as Washington County's new deputy director for the department of solid waste. Engle was the most qualified of nine applicants for the position, including two internal applicants, Human Resources Director George William Sonnik III said. Engle's salary will be $71,650. That salary, chosen to be comparable with his salary with Carroll County, represents step 7 in the county's wage system for that position's pay grade, Sonnik said.
NEWS
February 17, 2011
Work to improve traffic flow the intersection of Massey and Halfway boulevards near Valley Mall is under way. The $5.2 million project is expected to be completed in November, according to Robert J. Slocum, deputy director of public works for capital projects for Washington County.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 17, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire Hagerstown Police Department Capt. Charles R. Summers as deputy director of the county's Division of Fire and Emergency Services. The position has been vacant since January 2008, when former director John A. Latimer resigned and former deputy director Kevin L. Lewis became the division's interim director. Lewis was formally named to the director position in June. Summers was one of 30 applicants for the position, Lewis said.
NEWS
October 23, 2007
On Monday, Nov. 5, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host its second annual Centenarian Luncheon honoring all individuals in the county who are or will be 100 years old in 2007. If you know of anyone meeting these guidelines, contact Hannah Cramer, deputy director, for more information and to place that individual's name on the invitation list. She can be reached at 301-790-0275, ext. 209 or at hcramer@wccoaging.org .
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | March 4, 2008
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Engineering Department would be dissolved under a reorganization plan being considered today by the county commissioners. The proposal, which would divide county engineering into two new departments, would make the hierarchy of the Department of Public Works more consistent with the way the department already functions, according to Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III. "For all intents and purposes, it operates this way now and has for several years.
NEWS
October 9, 2006
On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Washington County Commission on Aging will host a Centenarian Luncheon in honor of all individuals in the county who are or will be 100 years of age or older this year. The event will include a luncheon provided by some of Hagerstown's best restaurants, barbershop chorus entertainment, individual recognition of honorees and a photo session. Each honoree will receive a gift bag and a personalized memory book. Individual birthday greetings from Gov. Robert Ehrlich and President Bush will be distributed and the deputy director of the Maryland Office on Aging will be in attendance.
NEWS
September 28, 2011
Village Mill Drive in Maugansville has reopened approximately 100 feet north of Maugansville Road, directly opposite from Edith Avenue. The road closed Wednesday, Sept. 14 after part of it collapsed due to a joint connecting drainage pipes breaking, said Rob Slocum, deputy director of public works for Washington County. The break caused materials supporting the roadway to flow down the pipe, making the road unstable. Workers for Washington County then began to put a temporary replacement joint and a temporary short pipe in place.
NEWS
June 12, 2011
As part of its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing at 10:50 a.m. to consider modification of the landfill user fees that become effective July 1. Establishment of an optional $15 annual permit fee for unlimited disposal of residential yard debris has been proposed, in addition to the previously approved $130 and $95 residential municipal solid waste drop-off permit fees....
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | March 25, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday expressed support for about $520,000 worth of new county personnel positions, rejecting another $135,000 worth of requested positions. The commissioners also heard a proposal from the Washington County Board of Education for almost $700,000 worth of new school system positions. In addition, the school board proposed to "redeploy" another eight people to new positions, though the cost of those redeployments was not clear from their presentation.
NEWS
By TARA REILLY | October 26, 2005
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County's public works director on Tuesday asked that a management position in the Highway Department be restored, but the County Commissioners didn't show much interest. Public Works Director Gary Rohrer proposed that the Highway Department deputy director post, which has been vacant for the last five years, be filled at an annual salary of $60,000. He said the position has been vacant because of funding constraints. According to a written statement from Rohrer to the commissioners, the department is now in a "strong financial position" to support the position.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 25, 2013
Washington County Director of Public Works Joseph Kroboth III is retiring from the position he has held since 2007, but will be taking on new duties as the director of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure with Loudoun County, Virginia. Kroboth said he was looking for a new challenge at this time in his career. “I'm the type of person who enjoys high energy, being very busy, being involved in a lot of projects,” Kroboth said. Loudoun County, one of the richest and fastest-growing in the nation, should meet that expectation.
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NEWS
September 28, 2011
Village Mill Drive in Maugansville has reopened approximately 100 feet north of Maugansville Road, directly opposite from Edith Avenue. The road closed Wednesday, Sept. 14 after part of it collapsed due to a joint connecting drainage pipes breaking, said Rob Slocum, deputy director of public works for Washington County. The break caused materials supporting the roadway to flow down the pipe, making the road unstable. Workers for Washington County then began to put a temporary replacement joint and a temporary short pipe in place.
NEWS
June 12, 2011
As part of its regular meeting Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County will hold a public hearing at 10:50 a.m. to consider modification of the landfill user fees that become effective July 1. Establishment of an optional $15 annual permit fee for unlimited disposal of residential yard debris has been proposed, in addition to the previously approved $130 and $95 residential municipal solid waste drop-off permit fees....
NEWS
February 17, 2011
Work to improve traffic flow the intersection of Massey and Halfway boulevards near Valley Mall is under way. The $5.2 million project is expected to be completed in November, according to Robert J. Slocum, deputy director of public works for capital projects for Washington County.
NEWS
August 11, 2009
Site sought for Meals on Wheels CLEAR SPRING - The deputy director of the Washington County Commission on Aging told the Clear Spring Town Council on Monday that she is looking for a place in town to start a Meals on Wheels program. Hannah S. Cramer said she has considered several places, but they aren't accessible to people with disabilities. A prospective site would need a kitchen, and a three-compartment sink for washing, rinsing and sanitizing, she said. Anyone with recommendations may call Cramer at 301-790-0275, ext. 209. - Dan Dearth Lewis family to perform CLEAR SPRING - The Lewis family will perform bluegrass and gospel music Friday, Sept.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | March 25, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday expressed support for about $520,000 worth of new county personnel positions, rejecting another $135,000 worth of requested positions. The commissioners also heard a proposal from the Washington County Board of Education for almost $700,000 worth of new school system positions. In addition, the school board proposed to "redeploy" another eight people to new positions, though the cost of those redeployments was not clear from their presentation.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 17, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The Washington County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to hire Hagerstown Police Department Capt. Charles R. Summers as deputy director of the county's Division of Fire and Emergency Services. The position has been vacant since January 2008, when former director John A. Latimer resigned and former deputy director Kevin L. Lewis became the division's interim director. Lewis was formally named to the director position in June. Summers was one of 30 applicants for the position, Lewis said.
NEWS
February 15, 2009
lia sophia Lindsay Spangler of Clear Spring and Lisa Gritton of Frederick, Md., have been named by lia sophia as achievers through the company's Excellent Beginnings program. Spangler and Gritton were recognized for outstanding sales and professionalism in their first 15 weeks with the fashion jewelry company. The Great Frederick Fair Inc. FREDERICK, Md. - Brenda Main of Frederick has been named marketing director for the Frederick County Agricultural Society Inc./The Great Frederick Fair Inc. Main, a Frederick native with marketing experience in the banking and newspaper industries, will be responsible for marketing and promotion, sponsorship acquisition and event development.
NEWS
February 4, 2009
The Washington County Commissioners voted Tuesday to hire Cliff Engle, Carroll County's bureau of solid waste chief, as Washington County's new deputy director for the department of solid waste. Engle was the most qualified of nine applicants for the position, including two internal applicants, Human Resources Director George William Sonnik III said. Engle's salary will be $71,650. That salary, chosen to be comparable with his salary with Carroll County, represents step 7 in the county's wage system for that position's pay grade, Sonnik said.
NEWS
September 30, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A 17-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who has helped manage one of the agency's largest regions and who once was an endangered species expert in the agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters has been named director of the agency's National Conservation Training Center north of Shepherdstown, the agency announced Monday. Jay Slack, 44, a native of Pekin, Ill., who holds a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in ecology from Illinois State University, succeeds John R. "Rick" Lemon as director of the 500-acre training facility off Shepherd Grade Road.
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