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Supervisors decide not to purchase Federation Bank building

Union photo by Gretchen Teske

Washington County Supervisors decided not to purchase the Federation Bank building in Washington. The building, located at 102 East Main Street, is currently for sale and houses the Washington County Department of Public Health. If the building is sold, the department will have six months to vacate, said public health director Danielle Pettit-Majewski.
Union photo by Gretchen Teske Washington County Supervisors decided not to purchase the Federation Bank building in Washington. The building, located at 102 East Main Street, is currently for sale and houses the Washington County Department of Public Health. If the building is sold, the department will have six months to vacate, said public health director Danielle Pettit-Majewski.
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WASHINGTON — Washington County Supervisors have decided not to pursue the purchase of the Federation Bank building in Washington.

After meeting in closed session for weeks, the Washington County Supervisors revealed Tuesday morning their discussions entailed the possible purchase. Located at 102 East Main Street in Washington, the building is currently for sale and also home to Washington County Public Health. For this reason, the supervisors explored the idea of purchasing the building. However, the board decided not to move forward with a purchase because money and bonds are currently tied up on other projects like the new emergency communications center.

Washington County Public Health Director Danielle Pettit-Majewski said when the building sells, her department will be given six months to find a new location and in the meantime, will remain in the building.