Monday, September 18, 2006

Commissioners' Comment September #1

By Norman Bassett, Public Information Officer
This program is heard on WJEJ 1240 AM and WICL 95.9 FM

September #1
Washington County Agricultural Land Preservation Specialist Eric Seifarth talks about several programs that provide easement payments for farmers in order to preserve farmland from development. Easement values and Fair Market sale prices for farmland tripled over the past 4 years, with easement values near $8,000 per acre in Fiscal Year 2006. A Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program is also discussed.

Now that the Primary Election is over, questions about voter eligibility for the November General Election are answered by Election Board Office Director Dorothy Kaetzel.