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Official's removal sought in Harpers Ferry

May 30, 1997

By CLYDE FORD

Staff Writer, Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Harpers Ferry officials filed a petition Thursday in Jefferson County Circuit Court seeking the removal of a member of the town's Police Civil Service Commission.

The town is seeking the ouster of John M. Stipanovich because he is not a resident and because his business, Garden of Food restaurant in Harpers Ferry, has not sent in business and occupation tax returns for periods of 1995 and 1996, according to the petition.

"Mr. Stipanovich is not a good representative of the business community if the business that he represents has not paid its business and occupation tax to the town of Harpers Ferry," according to the petition.

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Stipanovich lives in Keedysville, according to the petition.

Stipanovich did not return calls.

seeking comment.

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