Smithsburg council briefs

November 02, 1999

Police present report

SMITHSBURG - Officer Michael Neuland presented the Town Council with a report of police activity for October during a council meeting Tuesday.

A total of 44 citations were written including 22 for exceeding the maximum speed limit.

Neuland said that Halloween trick or treating last Thursday went well with little or no mischief reported.

Councilman Michael Rohrer said he saw many children out wearing dark clothing with no reflective material.

Neuland recommended that parents dress their children in light colors so they will be more noticeable to motorists.

He said next year the police will request more parents walk with their children door to door instead of driving them to each home to avoid traffic problems.

Santa coming Dec. 9

SMITHSBURG - Santa Claus will be coming to town Thursday, Dec. 9, to visit with Smithsburg children 12 years old and under, according to Councilman Michael Rohrer.


The Smithsburg Historical Society will sponsor the event from 6 to 8 p.m. at the second story of Town Hall and provide refreshments.

Hayride planned

SMITHSBURG - A holiday hayride will be held in Smithsburg on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., according to council members.

Reservations must be made by Dec. 16. Call the town office at 301-824-7234.

The Smithsburg Historical Society will provide refreshments and the annual decorating contest judging will take place that evening.

Winners in the various categories will receive cash prizes.

Appointments approved

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Town Council Tuesday approved the appointment of Walter McGee, Ken Duncan and Doug Diehl to the Economic Development Committee and the resignation of Mike James from the committee.

The committee will not put out a business directory until the late spring following municipal elections.

Pride Days discussed

SMITHSBURG - Town Council discussed holding next year's Smithsburg Pride Days at Veteran's Park during a meeting Tuesday.

Mayor Tommy Bowers said he would have to be informed how much land would be needed.

Councilman Charlie Slick encouraged people to volunteer to help organize the event and said all vendors interested in participating should get in touch with the committee.

- Kimberly Yakowski

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