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by TARA REILLY | February 9, 2005
The Washington County Commissioners adopted the following seven goals for 2005 on Tuesday: - Adopt rural area zoning after consideration of equity and land preservation. - Work with municipalities to develop residential and business tax incentive programs in designated areas. - Appoint a task force to develop recommendations to address affordable housing. - Improve the planning process for construction and renovation of school facilities. Develop the policies to manage growth as it relates to school capacity.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2011
Businesses could soon have additional incentive to locate to Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown. The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday night discussed introducing an ordinance that would temporarily reduce the Eastern Boulevard improvement fee for new development along the recently improved thoroughfare. The improvement fee was imposed in 2004 in a designated fee district as a way for the city to recover $1.3 million of the $5.2 million it invested in widening Eastern Boulevard, according to city documents.
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July 18, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer HALFWAY - The Washington County Fire and Rescue Association plans to make its pitch to the Washington County Commissioners July 29 for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in funding for an incentive retirement plan for 25-year volunteers. The association estimated that the Length of Service Awards Program would cost $375,000 in the first year. County officials have estimated the program would cost $225,000 in the first year and rise by 5 percent a year after that, said Rick Hemphill, a member of the association's awards committee.
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 21, 2010
Manufacturing company VT Industries Inc. plans to open a production facility in Hagerstown that will employ about 75 people, local economic development officials announced Tuesday. The company, a manufacturer of laminate countertops, architectural wood doors and stone surfaces, has purchased the former Kongsberg Automotive building on Western Maryland Parkway and could start production as early as January, Timothy R. Troxell, executive director of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission (EDC)
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October 14, 2012
Name: David Scott Gysberts Date of birth: Oct. 28, 1977 Address: 795 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown Education: Master of Arts, counseling Occupation: School counselor Party affiliation: Democrat Political experience: Five years on the city planning commission; previous run for mayor in 2009; applied for open council seat in 2006 Q: A significant amount of public taxpayer money over a long period has...
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
Washington County officials Tuesday approved a plan expected to save the county anywhere from $500,000 to $1.9 million through a combination of retirement incentives and organizational restructuring. The plan, approved by a unanimous vote by the five-member Washington County Commissioners, offers $10,000 bonuses for employees who agree to retire May 1, June 1 or July 1. The bonus will be available to employees currently eligible to retire and to those who are within three years of qualifying for retirement based on years of service and who will be granted up to three years of credited service, County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said.
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March 31, 1999
A Baltimore-based foundation on Tuesday released a study showing that West Virginia has more children living in poverty than every state but Louisiana and Mississippi, and that the percentage of youngsters below the poverty line has grown by 15 percent in the past five years. The study concludes that the state still needs new industry to offset job losses in coal-mining areas, but suggests that the group most in need may be the working poor who've recently moved off the welfare rolls.
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by DON AINES | April 6, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Don Richards ran for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners in 2003 and has thrown his hat in the ring again, seeking one of the two Democratic nominations in the May 15 primary. Richards, 55, of Greencastle, has been active in Democratic politics for 30 years, and chaired the county's Democratic Committee from 2001 to 2004. In addition to his bid for commissioner in 2003, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for state senator in 2004. If elected, Richards said he will work to improve the pay of county employees, especially those who provide direct care, such as workers at the county nursing home.
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January 14, 1999
AAA Southern Pennsylvania CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - AAA Southern Pennsylvania has welcomed Timothy D. Bacorn. Bacorn has worked in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. He most recently served with Peoples Security Insurance Co. and has served with others supervising the hiring, training and production of marketing representatives. Bacorn will provide auto, home, life, health, and estate planning services in the Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Pa., areas. Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Smith Elliott Kearns & Co., LLC, Certified Public Accountants, have announced the addition of two staff members in the firm's Hagerstown office.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | January 10, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Kevin Prosser, John Polak and Ruth Souders were successful at their first power weightlifting competition as a group about one month ago. Now the trio wants, as Hans and Franz of "Saturday Night Live" fame would say, "to pump (clap) you up" and develop their team into a local powerhouse. Last year, Prosser, Polak and Souders started a powerlifting team, which works out at the north end's Gold's Gym location, and capped the year by taking part in the Anti-Drug Athletes United's 2004 Coal Country Classic competition last month.
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