Sharpsburg briefs

May 09, 2001

Sharpsburg briefs

Sharpsburg asks county for help with vandalism

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg elected officials will ask the Washington County Sheriff's Department for extra help to address recent vandalism.

Graffiti at the town park, a concrete block thrown through a telephone booth and vehicle windows broken are among recent vandalism problems the town has experienced, Town Council members said during Monday night's monthly regular meeting.

A deputy is assigned to patrol the town as well as other areas. Town Councilman Ralph Hammond said the town may need a second deputy to assist until the situation is brought under control.

Under the law, parents are responsible for vandalism committed by their children, Hammond said.

"Well, that might be the route to go," he said.

Mayor, council seek new playground equipment

Sharpsburg's mayor and Town Council members want to get some new playground equipment for the town's park, including equipment for handicapped children.


The council would like to wait for recommendations from MIHI, Many Individuals Helping Individuals.

Councilman J.W. Eichelberger told his colleagues during Monday night's council meeting that he'd prefer not to wait until summer is over to get the playground equipment.

The council also wants to get some regular swings.

City to collect bulk items, yard waste

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg residents will have an opportunity this week to discard bulk trash and yard waste.

Residents can place bulk trash at the curbside on Thursday for pickup, said Mayor Sid Gale. He asked that residents not put out paint, tires, appliances with Freon or other hazardous materials.

Yard brush that can be chipped should be placed behind residences in the alley on Saturday. If there is no alley access for the property or the alley isn't open to normal traffic, the trimmings may be placed on the street curbside.

City receives photos of town circa Civil War

Sharpsburg Town Hall will soon feature some pictures of the Sharpsburg area circa 1862.

Maxine Campbell donated three pictures to the town during Monday night's Town Council meeting. They will be hung in Town Hall after being framed.

The pictures are of St. Paul's Lutheran Church when it was up on the hill in the Lutheran Cemetery, Middle Bridge over Antietam Creek, and Rohrbach Bridge, which is now called Burnside Bridge.

Fishing rodeo set for Sharpsburg youngsters

The Sharpsburg fishing rodeo will be held at Town Pond this Saturday for local youngsters.

To be eligible for a prize, children up to age 16 must live within the Sharpsburg Elementary School district, Mayor Sid Gale said.

Prizes will be awarded in three age categories, 0-6 years, 7-11 years and 12-16 years.

The rodeo will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

-Julie E. Greene

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