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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | August 15, 1999
Two high-ranking Hagerstown police officers were paid roughly $20,000 each to retire earlier this year, according to City Finance Department records. Longtime city officials said it is believed to be the first time the city ever gave "severance incentives" to employees. [cont. from front page ] Former Capt. Robert Voytko was paid a total of $112,870 for the 1999 fiscal year, which included his salary of $51,699, according to city records. The rest included $9,276 for unused vacation time, $31,030 for unused sick leave, and a severance incentive of $20,865.
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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 | 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 JENNIFER FITCH | March 24, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - State Sen. Terry Punt asked downtown Waynesboro businesspeople Thursday morning to join him in a commitment to the community's future just months after announcing he secured $500,000 for businesses. "I'm working on some additional funding in the upcoming budget," said Punt, R-Franklin. Those moneys would be committed to expanding his pet business incentive project outside its current geographic bounds, he said. The incentive program he announced in December 2005 is designed to provide free or reduced rent for new businesses and to offset the cost of expanding existing ones on Main Street between Clayton Avenue and Grant Street.
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by TONY MULIERI | March 25, 2007
I gave up smoking for Lent. A lot of people probably don't know I am a smoker, or was. It started innocently enough. I was playing golf and I started to smoke a cigar here and there. Then I wanted to try something different. And there you go, you have a smoking problem on your hands. For the past year, I've been smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day. Then Lent came. As Catholics, we're really not supposed to tell anyone what we give up for Lent. It's supposed to be a sacrifice that you offer up to God. You're not supposed to be looking for a pat on the back.
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