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Town hydrants to be flushed

June 01, 1999

Hydrants to be flushed

The town's hydrants will be flushed this week, according to Bill Loughridge, public works director.

He said the work will start on West Water Street, East Water Street, South Main Street and head toward the Smithsburg High School.

The flushing will be conducted in the evening to provide minimal disruption to residents, he said.

Council rejects bids for lighting work

Town Council voted Tuesday to reject two bids for lighting work at the Geiser Way Development.

Bids were submitted by Henson & Son of Hagerstown and Jernigan's Landscaping of Smithsburg.

Mayor Tommy Bowers recommended council reject the bids and wait until the town's budget is passed to complete the work.

Work at Veteran's Park almost complete

The entrance to Veteran's Park is nearing completion, Mayor Tommy Bowers said Tuesday. Sidewalks were installed to relieve drainage problems at a nearby property, he said.

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Mayor to give state of town address

Mayor Tommy Bowers will present his state of the town address this evening at 7 p.m.

Bower's speech will be the first time such presentation has been given in Smithsburg.

The annual address is required according to the town's charter.

Tax rate on property to remain the same

The Town Council voted Monday to maintain the current tax rate of 70 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Discounts of 5 percent if the tax is paid in July and 2 percent if it's paid in August will still apply, Mayor Tommy Bowers said.

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