Sharpsburg briefs

April 03, 2002|BY JULIE E. GREENE

Town Spring to be posted 'No Loitering'

Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman said a "no loitering" sign will be installed at the Town Spring.

Tree trimming notices confuse residents

Allegheny Power has sent notices to some Sharpsburg residents about a tree trimming program.

At Monday night's Town Council meeting, Councilwoman Patti Hammond said there was some confusion over whether the power company was affiliated with the program and whether the service was free.

The program called Allegheny Home Advantage is a residential service provided by Allegheny Power, company spokesman Allen Staggers said Tuesday.

Residents can get a free estimate for the cost of trimming trees or removing stumps on their private property, Staggers said.

Residents do not have to pay to have tree limbs trimmed near power lines, Staggers said.

Allegheny Power distributes postcards before its tree trimming contractor is expected in the area, Staggers said.

Memorial Day Parade Committee to meet

The Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade Committee will meet at Town Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Council to give $200 for school walkway repair

The Sharpsburg Town Council voted 4-0 Monday night to donate $200 to Boonsboro High School to help pay for walkway improvements at the school's track.

Plaque to be dedicated to semipro baseball team

A plaque will be dedicated to the semiprofessional Sharpsburg Bluebirds at Town Hall at noon on Saturday, June 15.

The plaque is being donated by resident Gloria French, who offered last September to pay for a plaque memorializing the baseball team. Two of her uncles and her father played on the team, which was founded in 1930, she has said.

A luncheon will be held for former Bluebirds players that day, Councilman Russ Weaver said.

Jan Wetterer, who is helping to organize the event, is trying to find former members of the Bluebirds or other teams in the South Mountain League. Former players are asked to call Wetterer at 301-432-8410.

Decision not made on basketball program

A decision has not been made on whether a youth basketball program will be able to continue using Sharpsburg Elementary School next winter, Principal Karen Stroup said Tuesday.

Sharpsburg Town Councilman Russ Weaver asked the council on Monday night to write a letter to the Washington County Commissioners opposing resistance to the program using the school. They would send a copy of the letter to the Washington County Board of Education.

The program is for children in first to fifth grades, Weaver said.

Weaver said he heard participants had been notified they couldn't use the school building next year.

Stroup said that was not true and that no notice had been issued and a decision hadn't been made.

At issue was damage done to school property because the children were dropped off at the school and not supervised, Stroup said.

"Any program that does damage to a school needs to be looked at carefully," Stroup said.

A table was broken and pictures damaged, she said.

The basketball program will have to apply to use the building again next winter, Stroup said. Guidelines will be set for using the building, she said.

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