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Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

THE BOARD ATTENDED GROUNDBREAKING FOR THE BARBARA INGRAM SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS AT THE MARYLAND THEATER ON SOUTH POTOMAC STREET IN HAGERSTOWN
INTRODUCTION OF NEW EMPLOYEES
Human Resources Director Bill Sonnik brought one new employee before the Board for introductions and welcome. David G. Swain is the new Deputy Director of Water Quality Operations in the Division of Environmental Management.
CITIZEN SCRAP TIRE DROP-OFF DAY
Harvey Hoch, Recycling Programs Coordinator brought this review of Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day, and requested execution of an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Maryland Environmental Service (MES) for the Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Program. The Maryland General Assembly established a Scrap Tire Recycling System in 1991. Funding is obtained by a fee charged for each new tire sold in Maryland. Funds collected are then used to clean up scrap tire dumps and on occasion to fund citizen scrap tire drop off events. Washington County has participated in five citizen scrap tire events in the past. Executing the IGA would allow the County and MES to plan and hold a Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day event in May of 2008 at the Forty West Landfill. MES would provide funds for a maximum of 8 containers for transporting the tires collected and the disposal of a maximum of 90 tons of scrap tires. MES would provide reimbursement for up to $1,450.00s for event advertising costs. Washington County would be responsible for the disposal costs for any tires collected over the maximum and for any additional labor that may be required for the event. The event would be held at the Forty West Landfill on a Saturday between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Washington County residents would be allowed to bring up to 10 tires per household/vehicle at no charge. Tires must be under 17 inch rim size with the exception of agriculture tires. Commercial and business tires would not be accepted in this event. Tires not accepted in the event could still go across the scales but current disposal rates would apply. Adjustments have been made to the number and types of tires accepted based on the level of state funding. The IGA was approved, amended to read "8 car or truck tires and two agricultural tires per household".

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