County Commissioners Hold Special Session for Purchasing Police Cruisers, bypass Competitive Bids

HAGERSTOWN, MD (9/1/2022) – Today at 3 PM the Washington County Commissioners will hold a special session to discuss and vote on purchasing new police cruisers for Washington County Sheriff’s Office. If approved, this purchase will utilize a Howard County contract with Hertrich Fleet Services, Inc. of Milford, DE to purchase four new 2023 Ford Police Interceptors at a total cost of $43,808 each, for the total sum in the amount of $175,232. This bypasses the competitive bid process and utilizes an intergovernmental cooperative purchase as a cost savings measure.

Building Fire Evacuates Bester Elementary, No Injuries

HAGERSTOWN, MD (08/30/2022) – At approximately 11:00 a.m., Bester Elementary School evacuated in response to an activated fire alarm. Washington County Public Schools (WCPS), Hagerstown Fire Department, and Hagerstown Police Department personnel responded swiftly and all students were taken to a safe area outside the school and no injuries were reported.

Washington County Seeking Applicants for Ethics Commission

HAGERSTOWN, MD (8/23/2022) – The Washington County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applicants interested in serving on the Washington County Ethics Commission. Qualified applicants shall be Washington County residents of good moral character and sound judgment who can interpret and administer the Washington County Ethics Ordinance.

Applications can be submitted through the county website.

Improving Access to Hagerstown and Washington County Government through Streaming TV

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Radio Free Hub City has released its public affairs streaming TV channel, named “RFHC-Gov”. This channel will initially feature local government content including City of Hagerstown, Washington County Commissioners, and Washington County Board of Education. Additional local government content will be added as it becomes available.