Funkstown Town Council briefs

August 13, 2002|by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

Battle of Funkstown re-enactment dates set

The dates for the 2003 re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown were approved Monday by the Funkstown Town Council.

Council members voted 5-0 to have next summer's re-enactment held June 6-8.

Re-enactment organizer Ron Benedict said the re-enactors like holding the Funkstown event during the second weekend in June.

He said the re-enactment this year, which was held June 7-9, was attended by about 200 re-enactors.

"A great time was had by all," Benedict said.

Councilwoman Sharon Chirgott was not at the meeting.

Light will be installed at town pumping station

The Funkstown Town Council on Monday decided to have a bright light erected on a town pumping station near the intersection of Edgewood Drive and East Poplar Street.

The council's decision came after resident Bruce Nickels complained to the council about people partying and dumping their trash near the station.


The council voted 5-0 to put a new light on the building.

Members of the town council said Funkstown has a responsibility to address the complaint because apparently people are using a town right-of-way to get near the pumping station, which is also near Antietam Creek.

State delegate attends Town Council meeting

State Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, attended the Monday evening meeting of the Funkstown Mayor and Town Council.

Shank said the redrawn boundaries for the legislative districts puts Funkstown in the area he would represent if re-elected.

He said he wanted to "hear the issues" and said he plans to go door-to-door in Funkstown to speak with residents.

Mayor Robert L. Kline told Shank the town needs the long-planned Funkstown bypass.

Shank said he supports a road that would carry traffic around Funkstown.

Shank is set to face Democrat David M. Russo in the November general election. Both are running unopposed in their parties' primaries in September.

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