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Board of County Commissioners ActionsTuesday, July 18, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, July 18, 2006

* County Attorney Issues: Assistant County Attorney Kirk Downey told the Board that the Hospital Flow Transfer Agreement is ready to be signed. Judge Kennedy Boone has rendered no decision as yet in the hearing challenging the Board of Zoning Appeals decision on the Hospital location, Downey said.
* County Administrator's Comments: County Administrator Rod Shoop requested approval of a change order in the amount of $41,568 for the elevator repair currently underway in the County Administration Building. Buildings, Grounds and Parks Assistant Director Bob Graff told the Board that the additional work had been anticipated. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
* A change order in the amount of $80,000 was requested for hiring of a Transfer of Development Rights consultant. Planning Director Mike Thompson told the Board that the funding had been included in the FY '06 budget and the action would move funds from the fund balance reserve into a line item in Planning's FY '07 budget. The measure was approved on a 3-2 vote with Commissioners Wivell and Snook voting "no". A presentation on land equity issues will be made at the next Commissioners' meeting, Thompson said.
* A Board of Education budget transfer request would move $43,600 excess funds from an ADA project at Boonsboro to an Information Technology project at Emma K. Doub Elementary School. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
* A second BOE change order, to move $67,165 from a boiler project to design services for the proposed School for the Arts was held, pending information from the BOE.
* Staff Comments: Fire and Emergency Services Director John Latimer re quested reappointment of Kingsley Poole as County representative to the Maryland Fire Certification Board and Latimer as Alternate to that Board. Poole has served in that capacity since 1986. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Each week the Board of County Commissioners sets aside time to hear from citizens of Washington County on matters of importance to the community
Manny Shaool and Paul Prodonovich of Washco Development Inc. appeared to request Commissioner intervention with the Board of Education on a school mitigation issue for a development in Clear Spring. Commissioners' President Snook said that the Commissioners and the Board of Education would discuss the policies.

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