Hancock Town Council briefs

October 10, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Berkeley Springs gets free water from town

The town of Hancock provided Berkeley Springs, W.Va., with 108,400 gallons of water from Sept. 19-26, Hancock Town Manager Larry Logan said at Wednesday night's meeting.

The gallons filled 20 tank loads, he said.

Logan said Berkeley Springs requested the water because of an emergency.

The cost of the water totaled $953.92, but the Town Council voted unanimously not to charge Berkeley Springs.

Councilman: Manager should work full time

Hancock Town Councilman David Smith said at Wednesday night's meeting that he thinks new Town Manager Larry Logan should work a full-time shift to have enough time to carry out all the duties of the position.

Logan was hired in August to work 25 hours a week in the post. He replaced Lou Close, who also worked a part-time shift.


Smith, who said he's pleased with Logan's work so far, also said it's important that the town manager promote the happenings of the town.

"I just don't see how you're going to do it in 25 hours a week," Smith said. "In 25 hours, I don't see how you can do the daily functions of this town."

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said it was too soon to ask Logan to work full time and that the shift switch would be evaluated at a later time.

"For now, we can probably get along with the hours," Councilman Greg Yost said.

Trick-or-Treat, parade slated for end of month

Trick-or-Treat in the town of Hancock will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m., town officials said at Wednesday night's meeting.

The town will hold a Halloween parade through town Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Police Department gets 87 calls in September

The Hancock Police Department received 87 calls in September, Sgt. Shawn Tasker said at Wednesday night's town meeting.

The department also had 13 criminal cases, consisting of two assaults, three burglaries and eight thefts, Tasker said. In addition, the department issued 44 traffic citations and 94 parking citations.

Eight juveniles and four adults were also arrested, Tasker said.

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