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As We See It: Washington County Commission wisely moves to reduce its ranks

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As We See It: Washington County Commission wisely moves to reduce its ranks

April 30th, 2015 9:13 am by Johnson City Press

There are now 25 members of the board who get paid a monthly salary of $375 for their public service. That represents an annual cost of $112,500 to county taxpayers

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Public comment, food truck zoning can't clear Washington Co. Commission hurdles

Public comment, food truck zoning can't clear Washington Co. Commission hurdles

July 28th, 2015 9:08 am by Gary B. Gray

It took seven months for Commissioner Robbie Tester's efforts to allow the public more input at County Commission meetings to finally reach the 25-member body.

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Public comment, food trucks fail to clear commission hurdles

Public comment, food trucks fail to clear commission hurdles

July 28th, 2015 9:05 am by Gary B. Gray

It took seven months for Commissioner Robbie Tester's efforts to allow the public more input at County Commission meetings to finally reach the 25-member body.

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Washington County hires new staff attorney

Washington County hires new staff attorney

July 22nd, 2015 9:10 am by Gary B. Gray

The county's new staff attorney rounds out a two-person legal team.

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No tax increase: Commissioners wrap up 2016 Washington County budget

No tax increase: Commissioners wrap up 2016 Washington County budget

July 20th, 2015 10:17 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission on Monday approved the county's roughly $126 million 2016 fiscal year's budget following another long period of dancing numbers and arguments for and against various plans and procedures.

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Tomita calls for school consolidation study

Tomita calls for school consolidation study

July 18th, 2015 9:47 pm by Gary B. Gray

The first person to serve simultaneously as both a Johnson City and Washington County commissioner is calling for the creation of a task force to shake down the shared needs of both school systems and to examine the plausibility of school consolidation.

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Washington County school board member says domestic violence arrest a 'misunderstanding'

Washington County school board member says domestic violence arrest a 'misunderstanding'

July 15th, 2015 8:53 am by Nathan Baker

A Washington County school board member charged Monday with misdemeanor domestic assault said the incident resulting in his arrest was a misunderstanding, and he does not plan to step down from his elected position.

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Eldridge nominates Seeley as first-ever senior attorney

Eldridge nominates Seeley as first-ever senior attorney

July 10th, 2015 9:51 pm by Gary B. Gray

Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge will recommend later this month that Thomas Seeley III be named senior attorney and head litigation brought by or against the county.

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County moves 2016 budget to full commission

County moves 2016 budget to full commission

July 9th, 2015 8:48 am by Gary B. Gray

The Washington County Commission will consider the fiscal 2016 budget on July 20.

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Washington County school board passes $63 million balanced budget

Washington County school board passes $63 million balanced budget

July 3rd, 2015 8:40 am by Nathan Baker

"No questions? I thought for sure there would be some questions," school board member and Finance Committee Chairman Phillip McClain said.

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