Hancock briefs

February 15, 2002

Hancock briefs

Mayor urges attendance at Winter Festival

Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy, during Wednesday's Hancock Town Council meeting, urged everyone to attend Saturday's Hancock Winter Festival.

The festival at Widmeyer Park runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include a snow sculpture contest and a snowball pitching contest.

Commissioners to meet with combined councils

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will meet with the Hancock and Clear Spring town councils March 12 at 7 p.m. to go over the annual tax setoffs, Hancock Town Manager Louis O. Close said.

The county setoff, also known as a tax rebate, partially reimburses municipalities for police, parks and road services they provide.

The meeting will be at Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High Street.

The meeting was previously scheduled for April 2.

Hancock will receive $38,829, down from $44,212 last year.

Clear Spring will receive the minimum amount of $2,000, as it did last year.

Police responded to 77 calls in January

The Hancock Police Department responded to 77 calls in January, Chief Donald Gossage told the Hancock Town Council.

There were seven criminal cases: One burglary, three assaults and three thefts, Gossage said.

There were 38 traffic citations: 16 moving and 22 warnings, he said.

There were 103 parking citations, he said.

There were seven arrests: Two adults and five juveniles, he said.

- Scott Butki

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