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by TARA REILLY | March 10, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County Commissioner John C. Munson told fellow board members Tuesday they were "making a joke" out of a safety issue after they poked fun at one of his policy recommendations. The County Commissioners were discussing a proposed policy outlining the regulations for employees who use county vehicles when they came to a paragraph that was suggested by Munson. The paragraph stated, "When exiting a County vehicle, all employees serving as drivers must ensure that the vehicle is properly placed in a PARK position, with the emergency brake engaged.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | February 2, 1999
The steering committee looking at four locations for a proposed University System of Maryland campus in Washington County decided Monday night it should be built at Allegheny Power's planned Friendship Technology Park, according to sources. [cont. from front page ] Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook was expected to announce the committee's recommendation during the State of the County speech at 7 a.m. today at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown.
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By TARA REILLY | September 13, 2006
HAGERSTOWN An incumbent Washington County Commissioner was defeated in Tuesday's primary election, coming in sixth among the 12 Republican candidates, according to complete but unofficial results. Commissioner Doris J. Nipps, who was seeking a second term, needed to be among the top five vote-getters in her party to advance to November's general election. "I'm disappointed," Nipps said by phone late Tuesday. "That's about all I can say. The people decided who they wanted to put on the Republican side.
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by TARA REILLY | January 4, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY tarar@herald-mail.com School construction projects and keeping roads in shape likely will top this year's list of priorities for Washington County. County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook and Commissioner John C. Munson said Monday the county plans to stay on track with its pavement management program, part of a plan to spend $5 million a year for the next five years on road improvements. Munson said the county has a computerized system in place which tracks the condition of roads and determines the order in which they need to be fixed.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | April 25, 2000
The Washington County Commissioners rejected three separate tax increase proposals Tuesday, but Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said a tax hike of some sort probably will be approved. Because no action was taken, the Washington County Commissioners didn't balance the fiscal 2001 general fund budget Tuesday even though they were scheduled to do so earlier this month. They will resume budget discussions Tuesday. Snook and Commissioner William J. Wivell voted against all three proposals, but Snook said the question is not whether taxes will be raised but by how much.
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March 23, 2005
Commissioners give bread to Mikulski Before the Washington County Commissioners began their meeting Tuesday with U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, they had a fresh-baked gift for her. County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook presented Mikulski, D-Md., with two loaves of raisin bread from Sanders Cookie Jar Bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue. "They were freshly baked this morning," Snook said. Snook said a loaf was for Mikulski and the other was for her staff.
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by TARA REILLY | April 27, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com While those who hold permits for the Forty West Landfill may pay more to drop off their trash, some fees charged to larger haulers either could increase or decrease beginning July 1 under a proposal backed by the Washington County Commissioners. The fee for landfill users who drop off a ton or more of household garbage would decrease from $45 per ton to $39 per ton, according to the proposal. Users bringing in rubble and building debris would pay $39 a ton, up from $35 a ton. Haulers who dispose of 4,000 or more tons of trash a year would pay $39 a ton, up from $36 a ton. Last month, the commissioners proposed that landfill permit fees for senior citizens increase from $75 a year to $90 a year and from $105 to $120 a year for other Washington County residents.
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by TARA REILLY | August 7, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County residents might one day be able to pay their water and sewer bills online and with credit cards, tasks that could be done with features included in $702,357 upgrade to the county government's financial software system. The County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the upgrade of its PeopleSoft software, a package that was purchased for $2.8 million in 1999. The county purchased the PeopleSoft package to avoid any Year 2000 problems.
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BY SCOTT BUTKI | May 3, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com Groups wanting more money from Washington County's $133.7 million annual general fund budget will get a chance to make their requests at a public hearing Tuesday. The Washington County Board of Commissioners on April 23 tentatively balanced the budget and agreed to take it to the public hearing for discussion. The county is required to hold a public hearing prior to adoption of the budget. The commissioners are to discuss any possible budget changes at a May 14 meeting, County Administrator Rodney Shoop said Thursday.
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By SCOTT BUTKI | November 15, 1998
After being sworn in Dec. 1, the new Washington County Commissioners will be making some important decisions. The body must choose a commission president and make four appointments to important positions, including county administrator. The commissioners-elect met Tuesday with Commission President Gregory I. Snook and County Administrator Rodney Shoop for an informal orientation. Shoop went over the tentative schedule for the swearing-in and told them they needed to start thinking about who should become commission president.
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