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County Comment: Upcoming Board of County Commissioner public hearings for April

County Comment
Upcoming Board of County Commissioner public hearings for April
By Sarah Lankford Sprecher
Director of Public Relations & Community Affairs

Hagerstown, MD (March 27, 2012) - The Washington County Board of County Commissioners will hold three public hearings on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Interested citizens should report to Commissioners' Meeting Room 227, in the Washington County Administration Building, at 100 West Washington Street in Hagerstown. All citizens will have the opportunity to be heard at the appropriate times listed below.
School Bus Monitoring Cameras
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 10 a.m. on the proposed ordinance authorizing the use of school bus monitoring cameras in the County, in accordance with the Maryland Transportation Code. To view the proposed ordinance visit
Water and Sewer Rate Changes
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. on the modification of water and sewer rates and proposed delinquent water and sewer account billing fees for FY2013. To view proposed rates and fees visit
Economic Development Commission Ordinance Changes
A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. regarding changes to the Economic Development Ordinance. To view the proposed ordinance visit
Special Accommodations
Individuals requiring special accommodations are requested to contact the Office of the County Commissioners, 240-313-2216(V), 240-313-2077(TDD), or for the deaf and hard of hearing, dial 711 Maryland Relay, to make arrangements no later than five (5) working days prior to the meeting. Any person desiring a stenographic transcript will be responsible for supplying a competent stenographer.
About Washington County, Maryland Government
Washington County, Maryland Government strives to fulfill its duty to the citizens of Washington County with regard to operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. This vision is used to ably assist the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County in achieving goals for moving the County forward as present needs and future plans are addressed.
According to the Maryland Department of Legislative Services, the Washington County General Fund has the lowest cost per capita for services provided of all 23 counties and Baltimore City. This is attributed to the efficiency, staffing levels, and cost containment exhibited in Washington County Government operations. Visit for more information.
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