No sign of state help for water-sewer costs
SHARPSBURG - In response to the Sharpsburg Town Council's plea for help to offset increase costs stemming from Washington County's water-sewer crisis, Del. Bruce Poole said that Western Maryland state legislators have no control over state funds.
The Town Council had written to the Washington County Commissioners, the Water Sewer Advisory Board, the Hagerstown City Council and the Western Maryland Delegation of the Maryland General Assembly, requesting their help in attaining state gambling funds or grants to help offset the county Water and Sewer Department's $56 million debt.
"Up until now, (Poole) did all he could to help," said Sharpsburg Mayor George Kesler during the town's Monday meeting. He said that state funds for the county increased by 5.9 percent. The council will take action after other organizations give feedback.