Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Due to elevator repair at 100 W. Washington Street, this meeting was held at the Department of Water Quality Public meeting room, located at 16232 Elliott Parkway, in Williamsport, Maryland.
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.
Williamsport Councilman Jeff Kline thanked the County Commissioners for support with Town projects including the roof replacement at the Library branch.
MAUGANS AVENUE PROJECT RIGHT-OF-WAY PURCHASE
Real Property administrator Joe Kuhna brought this request, for purchase of 7,867 feet of right of way, fee simple, and 15,918 square feet of temporary easement for the Maugans Avenue realignment project, before the Board. The property would be along Maugans Avenue and Precision Place near the I-81 interchange, and total cost would be $210,000.00. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
BID AWARD: UNIFORM RENTAL FOR COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
County Buyer Rick Curry requested awarding the contract for uniform rental services to the responsive, responsible, bidder with the lowest bid, Coyne Textile Services, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, in the amount of $43,131.66. Term of the Contract is for a 1-year period, tentatively beginning December 4, 2006, with an option by the County to renew the contract for up to 4 additional consecutive 1-year periods. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S COMMENTS
County Administrator Rod Shoop requested permission to advertise a Motor Equipment Operator I position at the Highways Southern section. The measure was approved by unanimous vote. Due to the election on November 7, there will be no Commissioners'; meeting held. Shoop told the Board that a half-day meeting would be scheduled for November 21, normally a holiday week with no meeting. The Commissioners will meet on November 14, 21 and 28, Shoop said.
OTHER BUSINESS
County Administrator Rod Shoop reported to the Board that the search for a new Washington County Health Officer has narrowed the number of applications to eight. Further meetings of the search committee are scheduled, and will narrow the search to the top three candidates. Anthony McCann, Secretary of Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will be a part of the final selection process, when the top candidate is recommended to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board took part in groundbreaking ceremonies for the Boonsboro branch of the Washington County Free Library during the afternoon.