Funkstown Town Council

July 09, 2002|by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

Residents can comment on water rate proposal

Funkstown residents will get the chance to comment on a proposal to increase town water rates during a public hearing in August or September, Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said Monday.

The Town Council will vote on the proposal to increase the rate 3.5 percent sometime after the public hearing, she said.

If approved, citizens would see the increase on their bills starting in January 2003, Haynes said.

The Town Council endorsed the proposed rate increase during the June Town Council meeting.

The proposed increase would cost a person using 10,280 gallons of water every three months an additional $2.91 per quarter, according to town documents. The total bill, including water, sewer and garbage fees, would be $108.14.

For a person using 20,790 gallons of water per quarter, the total increase would be $5.67 per quarter, documents said. The quarterly bill, including water, sewer and garbage, would be $189.42.


The town uses City of Hagerstown water, and the Hagerstown City Council voted to increase its water rates by 3.5 percent beginning Oct. 1.

Council refuses to waive $4,085 water bill<.h4>

The Funkstown Town Council on Monday turned down a request to waive an outstanding water bill for a West Maple Street property.

Frederick H. Henson asked the council to waive the $4,085.35 bill for 8 W. Maple St.

The building on the property is heavily damaged from a fire.

In a letter to Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline, Henson said he is trying to sell the property.

Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said the water bill will have to be paid before the property can be sold.

Haynes said the town has already waived a $2,128.64 outstanding sewer bill for the property.

Town Assistant Mayor Paul Crampton Jr. said the town should not waive the water bill. The council members agreed.

vMayor asks for nominees to planning commission

Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline on Monday asked Town Council members to come up with nominees for the town planing and zoning commission.

Kline said he is considering replacing two of the seven members of the commission.

He would not say which two members are being considered for replacement.

Payment of $44,000 in town bills approved

The Funkstown Town Council on Monday approved the payment of about $44,000 in town bills.

The bills included payment for legal fees and electrical upgrades to the park pavilion.

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