Monday, July 06, 2009

Commissioners Comment, July 2009 #1

Commissioners Comment July 2009, #1

County Administrator Greg Murray talks about the Fiscal Year 2010 budget, and the difficulties of maintaining services without increasing taxes in this trying recession. Murray discusses the County’s conservative fiscal program, and outlines why Washington County was not in fiscal trouble as were many Counties in Maryland. Murray also talks about the County’s ongoing effort to improve the public information process thorough Commissioners meetings streamed live and archived on the internet.

Director of Special Projects Gary Rohrer reports to the Commissioners on the Edgewood Drive-U.S. 40 (Dual Highway) intersection project, set to get underway after 6 years in the planning and bid process. The project is being conducted jointly by the State Highway Administration, the County and the City of Hagerstown. Time 14:04