FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday decided to repair the bell tower atop Town Hall.
Councilman Richard Nigh in January had suggested the option of removing the tower, after Mayor Robert Kline presented a Hagerstown company's repair proposal.
The bell tower on Town Hall, a former church, is rotting, said Kline.
But the tower is protected as a historic landmark, according to a letter to the Funkstown Planning and Zoning Commission from the Washington County Historic District Commission.
An ordinance bans any change to the outside of a building in a zoned historic district, said Douglas Stone, representative of the Historic District Commission.