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Temporary change for County Commissioners' meeting location

Temporary change for County Commissioners' meeting location

Until further notice, meetings of the Washington County Board of County Commissioners will take place at the Department of Water Quality Public Meeting Room at the Public Works Annex building on Elliott Parkway in Williamsport.
State mandated repairs to the elevator at the County Administration Building, 100 West Washington Street in Hagerstown, will continue until further notice. The project could take an additional 5 weeks to complete.
In its meeting on August 22, the Board heard a report from Buildings, Grounds and Parks Deputy Director Bob Graff. Replacement of the elevator piston was mandated by state and federal regulations. That piston is housed in a casing at the bottom of the elevator shaft, which extends 45 feet into the ground.
Jacks weighing 100 tons are used to remove the casing, which must be replaced. When the jacking operation began, degradation of the elevator pit floor occurred, stalling the project.
Graff told the Commissioners that steel plates are being installed to shore up that floor, and work is expected to start again this week.
Persons who have mobility problems and cannot climb stairs who need to receive services from departments located on the second and third floors of the Administration Building will need to make contact with the department providing the service or the Office on Disability Issues to schedule an appointment in an accessible location. The Office on Disability Issues can be reached at 240-313-2077 (V/TDD) from 7:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
Persons seeking applications for open positions with the County may obtain an application in the mail room on the first floor of the building, or may apply on line at www.washco-md.net.
The Public Works Annex building is across from DOT foods on Elliott Parkway. A map to the location is also available on the County website at the Water Quality Department page.

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