Williamsport town council briefs

August 14, 2002|by ANDREA ROWLAND

Updated comprehensive plan to cost $1,000

The Williamsport Town Council on Monday unanimously voted to fund the cost of updating the town's comprehensive plan.

It will cost about $1,000 for the county planning department to update the plan, which has not been revised since 1975, Councilman James McCleaf said.

The updated comprehensive plan likely will make Williamsport more eligible for state Program Open Space funds, McCleaf said.

Mayor says barn group must establish policies

The Springfield Farm barn committee must establish policies for barn usage, Williamsport Mayor John W. Slayman said Monday.

Numerous groups and individuals have requested use of the barn for such events as weddings and dances since the historic barn has been renovated, but no rental fees or usage rules have been established, Slayman said.


Cafe owner gets OK to host jazz performance

The Williamsport Town Council on Monday granted Blue Moon Caf owner Judy Loiseau-Myers permission to host a jazz performance on the steps of her business.

A two-piece jazz group will play for two hours during C&O Canal Days on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Loiseau-Myers agreed to hold the town harmless for any liability.

Man asks to rent and launch boats from ramp

The Williamsport Town Council on Monday tabled a resident's request to rent and launch paddle boats from the town-owned boat ramp at Riverbottom Park.

Town Attorney Edward Kuczynski will research zoning and park use issues before town officials make a decision about M.S. "Ski" Czajkowski's request.

Czajkowski wants to test the feasibility of his business idea - renting 12 paddle boats for use on the Potomac River from April through late September - by renting two boats for one week this season, he said.

He would haul the boats to the park on a trailer and keep them stored on the trailer until rented, he said.

The business would boost tourism in Williamsport, Czajkowski said.

Kuczynski suggested Czajkowski contact the state Department of Natural Resources for permission to use the river, and submit the state's written response to Williamsport officials.

Pool pass, souvenirs donated as door prizes

The town of Williamsport donated a free pool pass for 2003 and a bag of town-related souvenirs as door prizes for a Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Washington County event to be held Aug. 16-18, Mayor John W. Slayman said Monday.

Mayor asks residents to get more involved

Williamsport Mayor John W. Slayman on Monday night thanked town residents for attending the monthly Town Council meeting, but said he wished they would be more involved with the town on a regular basis.

About 15 town residents and business owners turned out to the meeting to protest a town order banning sidewalk caf tables and chairs.

"It has to take an issue to get you here," Slayman said. "If there was no issue, you wouldn't be here."

Council votes to pay Williamsport's bills

The Williamsport Town Council on Monday voted to pay the town's bills.

July vouchers totaled about $149,000, according to the town's financial report for the month.

The balance of the town's general fund checking account through July was about $471,809, the balance of the money market fund was about $255,327, and the total income for the month was about $390,000, according to the report.

The report also took into account a CD valued at $22,502.64.

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