HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Washington County officials are putting $800,000 in county funds toward a senior center project at Hagerstown Community College.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that the funding will allow the $5.85 million project to move into
its construction phase. The $800,000 fills in a funding gap that was created when an anticipated state grant fell through.

The center is to include a gymnasium, kitchen, Internet cafe, multipurpose dining room and meeting and activity rooms.

County Administrator Gregory Murray says state delegates are still trying to get the county the $800,000 it sought from the Maryland Department of Aging, but that waiting for that money would delay the project into next fiscal year.

County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to use county funds for the project.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE