Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Meeting
Tuesday, April 17, 2007

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONIES: NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT WESTFIELDS DEVELOPMENT
The Washington County Board of County Commissioners "dug in" along with Board of Education and Public School officials, students and local legislators to break ground for the first of three new elementary schools. As yet unnamed, the school site is in Westfields subdivision, off Maryland Route 65/Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown.
The new school is the first to be constructed in the county since Eastern Elementary, some 15 years ago. Two other schools, Maugansville Elementary and Pangborn Elementary are also to be built, and groundbreaking ceremonies for those facilities are scheduled for April 24th and May 1st, respectively. In opening comments, Commissioners' President John Barr and School Board Vice-President Wayne Ridenour commended all entities that have partnered to enhance education in Washington County.
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.
Joan Wilson of Williamsport requested information about an appointment to the Housing Authority of Washington County. County Administrator Greg Murray said the issue will be discussed in closed session later in the day and the citizen will be contacted following that session.
QUOTE AWARD: HANGAR ROOF REPLACEMENT, HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL AIRPORT
County Buyer Rick Curry and Airport Fire Chief Phil Ridenour brought this request, to award the Quote for the roof replacement for Hangar #5 at Hagerstown Regional Airport (HGR) to the responsible, responsive bidder, Rhodes Construction of Woodbury, Prnnsylvania, for the lowest lump sum amount of $25,797.31. It was initially anticipated that this contract would not exceed the $25,000 limit for formal bids and it was processed in accordance with policy as a Formal Quotation. The Code of the Public Local Laws requires all contracts exceeding $25,000 to be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners. In accordance with the Code, the recommendation has been forwarded to the Board for its consideration and approval since the recommended total contract award amount exceeds the Code's $25,000 bid limit. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
APPOINTMENT TO HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD
The Commissioners discussed an appointment to the Board of Directors of the Housing Authority of Washington County in Closed Session. In open session following that discussion, the Board approved Joan Wilson of Williamsport to fill a position on the Housing Board that had become vacant, through the remainder of that term, which ends in August.