The planning is part of the county’s efforts to figure out what the public demands of local libraries.
Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game festivities will have some Washington County sheriff’s deputies on the lookout.
Homeowners went before the Washington County Board last week to voice concerns about increasing property values and associated tax hikes.
Officials from five metro counties are discussing this week how to divvy up sales and motor vehicle tax revenue among a number of transit projects, including two that would service south Washington County.
Cottage Grove and Denmark Township private wells will undergo nitrate testing to determine whether the water is safe enough to drink.
In Washington County, library officials are toying with the idea of providing iPads to library users. Patrons would be able to use them in the library.
The new machines will be used at all Washington County precincts.
Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said the state has been experiencing an increase in the inmate population. The county jail will serve overflow.
A Washington County Board workshop discussion last week concluded that public input combined with statistics and studies will help officials pinpoint a new direction for libraries.
The Washington County Board approved adding a half-time position to the sheriff’s office through 2015 to process applications for permits to carry weapons.