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Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

MAUGANS AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY PURCHASE
Real Property Administrator Joe Kuhna brought two purchases of Right of Way (ROW) fee simple and easements for the Maugans Avenue project, before the Board. Kuhna requested the Board approve ROW and easement acquisition of 4,849-sq.ft. fee simple, behind the Playland building and 1,132 sq.ft. temporary construction easement along Maugans Avenue, needed for the construction of the project in the total amount of $49,624.00. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Kuhna also requested Right of Way (ROW) fee simple and easements for the Maugans Avenue project , 1,370-sq.ft. fee simple, and 2,132-sq.ft. temporary construction easement. for a total acquisition cost of $10,850.00. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
DISCUSSION ON PROCEDURES TO ADOPT HOME RULE
County Administrator Rod Shoop and Home Rule Task Force Chair Joe Kroboth brought this follow-up discussion on the procedures to adopt Home Rule to the Board. The Task Force on Home Rule made presentations to the Commissioners on several prior occasions. Today's discussion reviewed the schedule for nominating the Charter Board members. Earliest date of appointment being today, August 19th, 2006, and the latest date for appointment October 19th, 2006. The discussion of the number of members to be nominated for service on the Charter Board was continued as was establishment of the composition of the Charter Board. The Commissioners had considered appointment of 9 members, one by each Commissioner and 4 at-large members and moved ahead with the nominations. Commissioner Munson nominated Ron Bowers. Commissioner Nipps nominated Sharon Leatherman. Commissioner Kercheval nominated Brien Poffenberger. Commissioner Bill Wivell nominated Tom Berry. Commissioner Greg Snook nominated Lee Downey. 9 Additional names were chosen from the list of applicants and nominees decided by draw of lot. Mary Ellen Waltemire, Jeanie Singer, Dave Hanlin and Spence Perry were the at-large appointees. The public would have 60 days from this date to address the issue of alternate names for membership on the Charter Board by petition of 2,000 signatures of registered voters. If no petitions are filed, the nominees would become the Charter Board. Kroboth told the Commissioners that about $10,000 would be needed for costs associated with establishment and facilitation of the Charter Board. Organizational meetings will be set within the next 60 days. A motion to formally support the slate of nominees was approved by unanimous vote.
Congratulations to Ann Hinkle honored for her volunteerism in Washington County.

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