Contract renewed for medical transportation
Convening as the Washington County Board of Health, the county commissioners on Tuesday renewed a contract with All American Ambulance for medical assistance transportation for the county Health Department.
The current contract with AAA expires June 30. The five commissioners unanimously approved a one-year renewal, despite a 1.8-percent increase due to the company’s hikes in payroll taxes and insurance.
The health department’s transportation budget received an increase in the 2013-14 fiscal year of nearly $1.1 million to cover an increased client load and the requested increase from the contractor, according to Health Officer Earl Stoner.
Stoner said he agreed with the renewal and AAA’s requested increase.
Commissioners approve sheriff’s office grants
The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to approve a pair of grants totaling nearly $63,000 for the county Sheriff’s Office.
The first grant through the state Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention in the amount of $48,428 will be used to purchase 10 onboard computer terminals and related vehicle-installation equipment.
The second grant for $14,259 through the U.S. Department of Justice will support a broad range of crime control and prevention activities, such as law-enforcement projects, holiday and community events, and traffic-enforcement initiatives.
Contract awarded for janitorial services
A Williamsport company has been selected to handle janitorial services in Washington County’s office buildings, starting July 1.
The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted 5-0 to award a one-year contract to Stockwell Maintenance Systems Inc. for $141,040.
The contract includes four additional one-year renewal options.
Stockwell is the present contractor for the county Division of Emergency Services, Agricultural Education Center and Solid Waste Department.
County zoning maps to go electronic
Zoning maps will now be maintained in electronic format following a unanimous vote by the Washington County Board of Commissioners to amend the county’s zoning ordinance.
Deputy County Attorney Kirk Downey told the five commissioners Tuesday that the text amendment “allows the ordinance to catch up with technology.”
A public hearing on the change was held June 11, Downey said. The board then gave its consensus to move forward with approval.
— C.J. Lovelace