Funkstown Town Council briefs from May 13 meeting

May 14, 2002|BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

AT&T wants to put cell tower on property

There are plans to put a 150-foot cell tower on property owned by Funkstown Moose Lodge 2435, a tower company representative told the Funkstown Mayor and Town Council on Monday.

Tom Gilligan, zoning manager/planner with Tower Resource in Pikesville, Md., said AT&T wants to put a 150-foot "monopole" near a tree line about 700 feet into the property.

Mayor Robert L. Kline said the company would need special permission from the Washington County government to put a cell tower on the property.

Mayor, councilmen take oath of office again

Funkstown's Mayor and the two Town Councilmen re-elected last week took their oaths of office again Monday.


Mayor Robert L. Kline, and councilmen Kim A. Ramer and Richard W. Nigh were sworn in by Washington County Circuit Court Clerk Dennis Weaver at the beginning of the Monday night Town Council meeting.

Nigh and Ramer beat two other opponents on the ballot to win another four years on the five-member council.

Kline was the only mayoral candidate on the ballot.

The town's elected officials serve staggered four-year terms. The other three council seats and the assistant mayor position will be on the ballot in 2004.

The four town elected officials whose terms end in two years are Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton Jr., and council members John Phillips III, Robert Rodgers Jr. and Sharon Chirgott.

Sewage lagoon repairs will cost $1.5 million

Repairs to Funkstown's sewage treatment lagoons will cost $1.5 million, Mayor Robert L. Kline said Monday.

Kline said he hopes the state will give the town a grant to help pay for the repairs. Kline said he worries the town may have to raise sewer rates to pay for the repairs if the state does not help pay.

Two of the town's three lagoons are leaking and need new liners, Kline said. The lagoons are located near where Interstate 70 crosses Alt. U.S. 40.

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