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Williamsport briefs

September 11, 2002|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Grant enabling town to get third deputy



A federal grant recently secured by the Washington County Sheriff's Department will enable the town of Williamsport to get a third resident deputy, Mayor John Slayman said Monday.

Slayman said there was no estimate on when the deputy would be assigned to the town, which is now served by two deputies.

The sheriff's department will use a $675,000 grant to hire eight new deputies. The grant will pay for the deputies' salaries - $25,000 per deputy per year for three years.




Council giving $50 to Special Olympics



The Town Council agreed Monday to contribute $50 to Special Olympics Maryland.

Mayor John Slayman said the town contributed the same amount last year.




3 new hookups to water system OK'd



The Town Council on Monday approved three new hookups to the town's water system.

The South Artizan Street connections were requested by Russell Patterson, Dale Kendle and Jack Delauter, according to the council's agenda.

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Watershed group gathering seeds Oct. 12

The Potomac Watershed Partnership, a water quality protection group, will collect seeds in town on Oct. 12.

The Town Council voted Monday to allow the partnership access to town land.




Sheriff's Department responds to 177 calls in August



The Washington County Sheriff's Department responded to 177 calls in Williamsport during August, according to a report presented to the Town Council Monday.

Two adults and one juvenile were arrested.

The sheriff's department gave out 10 speeding tickets and six other tickets, and issued three warnings.




Water hydrants being flushed Sept. 25



Water hydrants will be flushed in Williamsport all day Sept. 25, Councilman James Kalbfleisch said at Monday's Town Council meeting.




Antietam Cable contract renewed



Antietam Cable will continue to serve Williamsport for 15 years under a franchise agreement the Town Council approved Monday.

Town Attorney Edward Kuczynski said the contract is basically the same as the old agreement, which expired in June but was temporarily extended.

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