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Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

2007 JOHN FRYE HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARD AND UPDATE FROM HISTORICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Advisory Committee Presented the 2007 John Frye Historic Preservation Award to Mike Deming of the Demcore Companies. Historical Advisory Committee Chair Ralph Young said the award was presented for Deming's leadership in preservation in the Downtown Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment district. Committee member Pat Schooley outlined highlights of the County's role in helping to preserve many historic structures beginning with the Wilson Bridge in the 1970's. Young told the Board that the need for preservation of the County's historic sites and buildings continues.
CITIZENS PARTICIPATION
Each week the Board of County Commissioners sets aside time to hear from citizens of Washington County on matters of importance to the community.
Tom Berry of Rohrersville spoke against House Bill 753 which gives Washington County the authority to impose civil penalties for gross and repeat code violations.
Brian McMurtry of Boonsboro spoke against water service extension and annexations by the Town of Boonsboro.
Ron Bowers, Mack Davis and Brian Sullivan representing the Maryland Theater requested the Commissioners restore a $25,000 request for support that was not included in the FY 2008 General Fund budget.
AWARD OF BID FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY, MARYLAND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT BONDS OF 2007
Budget and Finance Director Debra Murray and Lester Guthorn, Financial Advisor for Washington County brought this request before the Board, to award the bid for the Washington County, Maryland, Public Improvement Bonds of 2007 in the amount of $16,000,000 to the bidder with the lowest interest cost to the County. The Commissioners received electronic bids via Parity software for the purchase of the 2007 bonds until 11:00 A.M. At 11:00 a.m. Guthorn opened the bids via Parity and the Commissioners were able to view the bids on-line. All bids were evaluated for the lowest interest cost to the County. Merrill Lynch and Company submitted the apparent low bid at 4.216 %. Murray and Guthorn left the meeting to verify the bids.

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