Board of County Commissioners Actions: May 23, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ELECTRICAL BOARD BYLAWS
Permits and Inspections Director Dan DiVito brought this request, for approval of Revised Electrical Board Bylaws before the Commissioners. On April 11th, the Electrical Apparatus and Wiring Board of Examiners and Supervisors of Washington County voted unanimously to approve revisions to their Bylaws. Minor revisions of those Bylaws were last adopted in January of 2005 to ensure consistency with County Policies regarding the operations of boards and commissions. An adjustment to wording and clarification was suggested and the measure, as amended, was approved by unanimous vote.

THE BOARD ATTENDED A PUBLIC HEARING AT LAKESIDE HALL AT FORT RITCHIE TO GATHER PUBLIC COMMENT ON A MARYLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION FOR WATER SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
Kathy Saxman, Director of Housing, for the Washington County Community Action Council, Inc. (CAC) took the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Application to public hearing In accordance with state law, Washington County must hold a public hearing for the purpose of obtaining citizens' views before submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") program. CAC requested that the Commissioners approve the submission of an application in the amount of $400,000 to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development ("DHCD") for a grant through the CDBG program. The purpose of the grant would be to provide funding for the CAC's PenMar Water Connection Assistance Program. On approval by the state, the Board of County Commissioners would serve as the recipient and CAC would be the sub-recipient of the grant. The proposed Pen Mar Water Connection Assistance Program would provide zero percent interest grants or deferred loans to eligible low-income households in Cascade. The Pen Mar Water Connection Assistance Program would assist residents of Cascade with connection fees, plumbing, and excavation costs associated with the new Pen Mar Water System.