Briefs from Funkstown Town Council meeting

September 10, 2002|by PEPPER BALLARD

Proclamation signed by Funkstown mayor

Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline Monday signed a proclamation naming the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4 as "Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week."

The council was approached by Maryland Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse to raise awareness within the community of such problems as frivolous lawsuits and excessive damage awards.

Council discusses Halloween activities

Council members discussed the Halloween parade and trick-or-treat dates for this year.

Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton, Jr. said the parade is set for Thursday, Oct. 31, but said the date for trick or treating will not be announced to the public.

"We get overrun (with Hagers-town children) if it's advertised," he said.

Crampton said during the parade fire trucks will park on High Street, blocking Main Street off for youngsters.

Resident's request is approved by council

Funkstown resident Thomas Mease's request to cut a 10-foot section of curb out of Green Street so he can install a paved driveway next to his house was approved 5-0 by council members.


Mease, of 300 S. Antietam St., needed the extra parking space for his boat, Kline said.

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