New pollution rules would restrict rural development in Washington Co.

Hagerstown Herald Mail
Andrew Schotz
08/28/2012
The Washington County Board of Commissioners is trying to figure out how and if the county should participate in a new state law on septic systems. The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 was passed to try to keep pollution from the Chesapeake Bay through tighter land controls. The centerpiece is a four-tier system with different restrictions on sewer and septic use depending on the land.

Developer’s appointment to [Washington County] Planning Commission sparks outrage

Sassan Shaool, president of Washco Developments Inc., was appointed to fill one of two vacancies
Hagerstown Herald Mail
Heather Keels
03/26/2011
A decision last month by the Washington County Commissioners to appoint developer Sassan Shaool to the Washington County Planning Commission has sparked outrage among members of a local citizens group. "It just seems to all of us that a developer on the planning commission is like putting a fox to oversee the henhouse," said Jim Laird, President of Citizens for the Protection of Washington County.

Developer's appointment to [Washington County] Planning Commission sparks outrage

Sassan Shaool, president of Washco Developments Inc., was appointed to fill one of two vacancies
Hagerstown Herald Mail
Heather Keels
03/26/2011
A decision last month by the Washington County Commissioners to appoint developer Sassan Shaool to the Washington County Planning Commission has sparked outrage among members of a local citizens group. "It just seems to all of us that a developer on the planning commission is like putting a fox to oversee the henhouse," said Jim Laird, President of Citizens for the Protection of Washington County.