Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Washington County Soil Conservation District (WCSCD) District Manager, Elmer Weibley, requested approval of an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Review Fee Increase. WCSCD is seeking approval of fee increases for Erosion and Sediment Control Plan review services to go into effect January 1, 2008. The fees were last increased in March, 2005. WCSCD intends to hire one additional staff member to improve customer service and provide additional services. Fees for site plan review would consist of a $175.00 application fee, a fee of $85.00 for zero to 50 acres and $15.00 for 50.1 acres and above. 5-Year upgrades for Mining and Quarry operations would increase from a flat fee of $2,000.00 to $2,500.00. The proposed fee for Field Services does not require County Commissioner approval, and would be based on an average of $260.00 per project for a 15-acre project. Projects larger than 15 acres would have a fee of $350.00 per project. The measures were approved by unanimous vote.
Commissioners' President john Barr presented this proclamation to Cynthia Pellegrino, Director of the Western Maryland Hospital Center, and Hospital Chief of Staff Monica Stallworth, M.D., commemorating the state facility's 50 years of service to the Community.
County Purchasing Agent Karen Luther and Economic Development Commission (EDC) Executive Director Tim Troxell brought this request, to award the contract for Services of a Consultant to Redesign, Update and Implement the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's Website to the responsive, responsible proposer, Highrock Studios of Hagerstown, with the lowest Total Sum Fee of $31,448.80, and contingent upon the approval of the final Agreement by the staff and County Attorney's Office. The scope of this project is to update the existing EDC website. The EDC's marketing staff will work closely with the recommended proposer in defining the look, feel and content of the site. While the creativity and professional expertise of the recommended proposer will be very much valued, the EDC will have the final decision on all design aspects of the site, to ensure consistency with other EDC marketing tools. Staff from the Information Technology Department will provide information on the technology presently used to support the current website. The recommended proposer will perform all site planning, interface design, and production. The redesigned site will include a technology solution that allows the EDC staff to easily and cost effectively update and modify site content after the initial launch. The site is to be completed within one hundred-eighty calendar days after Notice to Proceed. The proposal was aqpproved by unanimous vote.