Funkstown briefs

January 15, 2002

Funkstown briefs

Drive begun to replace Crampton household items

Members of the Funkstown community will host a "household necessity" drive for Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton Jr. and his family, who were left homeless when an electrical fire destroyed their home Jan. 4.

The drive will be held Jan. 27 at the Funkstown Fire Hall. Donations can be dropped off from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Cramptons are registered at J.C. Penney, Target, Bon-Ton and Hecht's.

A Maryland State Fire Marshal said the fire that destroyed the Crampton's $1 million home was caused by faulty wiring.

Fire broke out at the 334 E. Oak Ridge Drive while the Crampton family was away.

Council passes storm water management ordinance

The Funkstown Town Council reintroduced and passed a storm water management ordinance during its Monday meeting.

The ordinance was introduced in August.

Community Rescue Service to get donation of $500

Community Rescue Service will get the $500 donation it requested from Funkstown Town Council last year.


The donation is an annual one, Mayor Robert L. Kline said.

Councilwoman Sharon Chirgott noted the council did not indicate whether it would make other donations to CRS beyond the $500.

Gift returns as chief of volunteer fire company

The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. has a new fire chief, again.

Jonathan Gift appeared before Town Council Monday and announced that he was once again taking over as chief of the department.

Gift served as chief in 2000 and then resigned. Jim Kershner took over as chief in 2001.

Gift thanked council for its generosity and support.

Town hosts MML gathering

Funkstown will host this month's Maryland Municipal League meeting.

The Jan. 28 dinner meeting at the Funkstown Legion will have a surf and turf menu.

"It's shrimp and steak and I'm not talking Salisbury steak either," said Mayor Robert L. Kline.

The menu includes, shrimp, prime rib, baked potatoes, succotash, salad, beer and soda.

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