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Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ATTENDED THE HALFWAY MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH BLAST DAY AT THE NOON HOUR
Commissioners' President John Barr presented the Halfway Manor neighborhood watch group with a proclamation designating July 31st as "Halfway Manor Neighborhood Watch Day" in Washington County, commending the group's efforts to keep its portion of the community safe. The proclamation said the Commissioners realize that one such neighborhood program can make a difference in a community
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
County Administrator Greg Murray announced The Commissioners' intent to hire Bradley Nicer as an Engineering Technician III to fill a vacant position, as discussed in Closed Session earlier in the day. In Open Session, the action was approved by unanimous vote.
EMERGENCY NUMBERS PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION
Director of the Division of Emergency Services John Latimer brought this presentation before the Board. Deputy Chief of 9-1-1 Dispatch Roy Lescalleet was recognized for attaining the national Emergency Numbers Professional (ENP) Designation The National Emergency Numbers Association (NENA) offers the professional designation to establish the benchmarks of performance that will signify a broad-based competence in the professional field. To qualify to sit for the written examination, an applicant must undergo a peer review of his/her qualifications, education and experience. If chosen for further consideration, the applicant will sit for a comprehensive written examination. After successfully completing the process, the professional must recertify every four years after completing all recertification processes. Commissioner John Barr presented Lescalleet with a Commissioners' Certificate of Merit, commending his dedication to serving the citizens of Washington County, and his diligence in devoting time and effort to attaining the professional designation.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S COMMENTS
County Administrator Greg Murray requested a budget transfer of $26,390.00 from the Health Department budget to the Department of Social Services (DSS) budget for the Child Advocate position. Services have been provided at the Health Department but the position was actually under DSS direction. The Request came from County Health Officer
Earl Stoner and DSS Director Dave Engel. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Murray requested a change order to the Resh Road Capping Project, Phase II, in the amount of $38,452.00. The Maryland Department of the Environment and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined a dry stream at the corner of the cell currently being capped to be an intermittent stream, resulting in a need for downstream mitigation. The measure will fund a study to delineate wetlands in the area and determine the proper course of action. The measure was approved by a 3-1 vote with Commissioner Wivell voting "no".
AN EVENING MEETING WAS HELD IN THE TOWN OF HANCOCK, AT 7:00 P.M. AT TOWN HALL
NOTE: THE EVENING COMMISSIONERS' SUMMARY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST.

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