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September 16, 2002

County awards contract for animal control facility



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Commissioners on Thursday unanimously voted to award low-bidder McCleary & Earley Inc. the construction contract for the expansion of the county's animal control facility.

The Williamsport-based contractor's $171,335 bid was the lowest of the three received for the project.

The nearly 3,000-square-foot addition to the facility on South Queen Street in Martinsburg should start within 10 days and be completed in about 120 days, architect Bob Eckels said Thursday.




Sheriff's department to get more space



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The cramped Berkeley County Sheriff's Department will have a little more room at its South Queen Street offices starting Oct. 1.

Gary Collis, program director for the county Emergency Ambulance Authority, agreed Thursday to give Sheriff's Department investigators an upstairs room now used by ambulance authority supervisors.

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Pa. council adopts 9/11 support resolution



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Borough Council unanimously supported a resolution Tuesday that saluted heroism and dedicated Sept. 11 as "Always Remember 9/11 Day."

"The indomitable spirit of the United States has been revitalized and given way to numerous experiences of heroism and patriotism," Council President Bill McLaughlin read from the resolution.

Copies of the resolution will be sent to the mayors of New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., the sites of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.




Active borough resident honored posthumously



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg activist was honored posthumously Tuesday for his efforts to improve the borough.

Laura Taylor accepted the Donald "Mike" Waters Citizen of the Year Award on behalf of her late husband, Levester "Son" Taylor, at Tuesday's Chambersburg Borough Council meeting.

Jenny Waters, widow of the late Mike Waters, presented the award.

"He was a true citizen who worked in unselfish ways," Waters said.

Levester Taylor and Mike Waters co-founded the Chambersburg Community Improvement Center.

"I thank the committee for picking my husband. As we all know, he has done a lot for the community, both black and white," Taylor said.

Taylor died in June at age 81.

Mike Waters died in 1999 and the award was established in his memory. This is the third year the award has been given.




Grant to help pay for borough alarm system



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The borough will use funds from a 1999 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant to install an alarm system in Chambersburg Borough Hall that meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

There is $20,000 earmarked for the system, and council approved spending $3,700 for the design work Tuesday.

A system including strobe lights and other visual aides would be installed on the first and second floors of the building, Gary Norris, borough planner, said.

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