Board of County Commissioners Meeting: Aug. 22, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades brought this request, to accept a grant in the amount of $17,680.00 for the Warrant Entry and Service Program that was awarded July 1st, 2006 to run through June 30th, 2007. Approval was needed in order for the Finance Division to continue and add the line item for disbursement purposes, Mades said. This program has been designed to provide supplemental manpower resources for the service and entry of domestic violence orders. The accurate and prompt entry and service of domestic violence orders is a high priority of the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Grant funds provide overtime pay to support the prompt entry and execution of orders and provide a margin of safety for petitioners. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Real Property Administrator Joe Kuhna brought this item, a request to purchase Right of Way (ROW) fee simple and easements for the Maugans Avenue improvement project, at 18726 North Point Drive, Hagerstown, Additional ROW and supporting easements are needed for the construction of the Maugans Avenue project. The ROW and easement acquisition consists of 3,331-sq. ft. fee simple, 3,785-sq. ft. temporary construction easement. Total acquisition would be in the amount of $27,800.00. Kuhna said. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Commissioners' President Greg Snook presented Commissioners Certificate of Merit to Emergency Communications Specialist Marshall Marevelis. On August 1st, ECS Marevelis was at his post as a dispatcher for the County's 911-dispatch operation, when a call came in reporting a house fire in progress. Maravelis processed the call and followed emergency fire dispatch protocols to relay life-saving instructions to a victim trapped in the house. The Commissioners cited Maravelis for his dedication to the public safety of the Citizens of Washington County.
Each week the Board of County Commissioners sets aside time to hear from citizens of Washington County on matters of importance to the community.
Gary Wolf and Harry Powers of Hancock requested assistance with maintenance on Roberts Road. The road is not on the County's street acceptance list, but has been partially maintained for a number of years. Commissioners' President Snook said that staff would look into the matter and advise the parties on standards that would have to be met and right-of-way donations that would be needed in order for the County to accept the road.