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Woman complains about boarding in alley

May 09, 2001

Woman complains about boarding in alley



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg resident Jean Harne asked the Town Council on Monday night for its assistance regarding youngsters using her house and a neighbor's house for skateboarding.

Harne lives on one side of the alley to Big Spring. Since there is a slight slope at her foundation local youths have been using the alley and abutting homes as a half-pipe for their skateboards and bicycles.

An old telephone pole that used to lay in a neighbor's yard has been moved against her property and is being used as a bench for smokers, Harne said. She also has heard cursing and noticed trash accumulating in the area.

Town Council members said they will have the pole removed and will consider their options in deterring the skateboarders and bicyclists.

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One possibility is to ask the Washington County Sheriff's Department deputy assigned to patrol the town to check out the alley, town officials said. It is illegal in Maryland for people under the age of 18 to possess tobacco products.

Harne said one option may be to designate the alley for walkers only.

It's a safe place for kids to play and gives them access to the spring, which is good, Harne said. She just doesn't want them creating a disturbance, she said.

- Julie E. Greene

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