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Charles Town Briefs

August 20, 2002

Downtown renovation plans move forward



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town City Council members Monday night instructed Mayor Randy Hilton to sign a $5.5 million contract for an extensive revitalization of the downtown area.

The revitalization includes new sidewalks and streetlights for a six-block area on Washington Street from Samuel Street to West Street, said City Manager Jane Arnett.

The improvements will also be made on a section of George Street.

Included in the contract will be a $3 million project to replace central water lines along George and Washington Streets.

Construction on the water lines is expected to begin in early September and work on the revitalization is expected to start in early January, Arnett said.




Use of ATVs banned in city of Charles Town



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Charles Town City Council members passed a law Monday night banning use of all-terrain vehicles in city limits.

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Council members wanted to ban ATVs in town because increasing numbers of youths are riding the vehicles in town and there is a concern about people getting hurt while riding them, said Mayor Randy Hilton.

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