County notes 7/18/13

Board OKs vision statement

An on-going year-long strategic planning effort by Washington County officials led the Board of Commissioners Tuesday to formally approve a county vision statement.

“A great place to live, work and play . . . today and tomorrow” won board approval as the county’s vision statement following meetings with commissioners, department heads, supervisors and other county staff to create a draft statement.

The statement approved Tuesday resulted from feedback by commissioners and department heads.

Commissioners feel the vision statement captures county officials’ desire to make the county a great place to live, work and visit and recognizes the need to protect the county’s assets for the future.

Board marks probation week

The Washington County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Tuesday recognizing July 21-27 as National Probation and Parole Officer Week.

In its resolution, the board notes that probation and parole officers are essential parts of the public safety system, work to uphold the law, intervene with offenders to change behavior and advocated for the community and restorative justice.

The American Probation and Parole Association designates the last week of July annually to recognize the work of probation and parole officers around the U.S.

VFW post gets liquor licenses

Requests for temporary liquor licenses from the Greeder-Hinds-Comfort VFW Post No. 323 for the Washington County Fair and a charitable volleyball tournament were approved by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

Commissioners approved two temporary on-sale liquor licenses for the VFW post during the County Fair that runs July 31-Aug. 4 in Baytown Township. The VFW post needs two licenses because temporary liquor licenses are good up to four days and the fair runs five days.

The VFW post also got approval for a temporary on-sale license Aug. 11 for a one-day Habitat for Humanity volleyball tournament.

The VFW was required to provide proof of insurance and pay appropriate application fees.

Compiled by Erik Sandin – erik.sandin@ecm-inc.com

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