vBoard of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, February 26, 2008

TOWN COMMENTS
Mayor Hal Spielman thanked the Commissioners for visiting the Town and listening to citizen concerns.
Town Commissioner Jeffery Saylor thanked Commissioner Baker for working with the Town on street issues. Saylor asked for assistance for parking needs for a church adjacent to the Southeast Senior Center on Mount Vernon Drive in Keedysville. The County owns that property Saylor, who serves as Board President for that Center, said. The County will work with Saylor and the church on that issue.
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.
Missy DeHaven, representing the League of Women Voters' Affordable Housing Task Force asked the Board to hire a consultant to develop a report on 11 recommendations made by that group. Only one of the recommendations had been addressed, she said. Commissioner Kercheval stated that the Board had worked on a number of those issues, including providing Community Action Council with additional funding to deal with workforce and affordable housing, while making changes to zoning relative to location of modular housing. Additional changes affecting lower priced homes were made to the excise tax recommendations now before the legislature, Kercheval said.
Joe Wilhide of Harper's Ferry Road requested assistance with road conditions and traffic control.