Washington County is holding Commercial Customer Appreciation Week from Monday through Friday.
The county said in a news release that there will be “financial incentives for our customers to promote the commercial building industry in Washington County”:
- Permit application and technology fees will be waived on all commercial building and trade permit applications.
- Copies of plan and permit information will be provided for free.
- Each day of the week, the county will draw one winner for a $50 permit or plan review fee voucher.
- There will be daily drawings for a free copy of either the 2012 International Building Code or a 2012 trade code book.
- A grand prize of a $100 gift card donated by AC&T will be drawn Friday.
Those who visit the county offices at 80 W. Baltimore St. and leave a business card are eligible.
County spokeswoman Sarah Lankford Sprecher and Tim Lung, the county’s deputy director for engineering and land use plan review, talked about the initiative during Tuesday’s county commissioners meeting.
Lung said the county tried something similar for customers involved in residential projects in the spring.
County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said the appreciation week gets people into the county offices and helps them connect with officials they need to know.
VCR tapes to be part of recycling program
Washington County is adding one more item to its recycling program — VCR tapes.
Anthony T. Drury, the county’s recycling coordinator, said there soon will be a container at the landfill for people to drop off tapes.
As part of the county’s electronics recycling program, tapes will be sent to Florida, where they will be shredded and recycled by a company that already accepts items from the county, he said. The county will not be charged extra.
Drury said he investigated the possibilities for recycling VHS tapes after hearing from a company that had a few hundred tapes it no longer needed.
— Andrew Schotz