Williamsport Town Council briefs

October 16, 2002|by LAURA ERNDE

Citizen asks about drug testing of employees

WILLIAMSPORT - Town resident Regina Yohe asked the Town Council on Monday whether the town subjects its employees to drug testing.

Ed Kuczynski, the town's attorney, said the town has considered drug testing in the past but found it to be too expensive and difficult to administrate.

Drug tests are given to prospective employees who operate equipment or in cases of accidents, he said.

'Canines on the Canal' scheduled for Saturday

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council voted Monday to allow the Washington County Humane Society to use town land near the C&O Canal during a fund-raiser Saturday.

"Canines on the Canal" organizer Tracey Bowman made the request in a letter to the town.

Organizers want to sell food during the event but are prohibited from doing so on National Park Service land, Bowman's letter said.


Bowman also requested a donation from the town, but council members voted to approve the use of the land in lieu of a contribution.

Annual fall cleanup set to begin next week

WILLIAMSPORT - Town residents can get rid of bulk trash items during the annual fall cleanup, which is set for Oct. 21-25.

Council approves sale of two pickup trucks

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council on Monday approved the sale of two pickup trucks to the high bidders.

Joe Hammond got the town's 1992 Dodge for $756. Scott Knotts got the town's 1987 Ford for $500.

The town has purchased two new trucks as replacements, Town Clerk Bonnie Errico said.

Town's Trick-or-Treat is scheduled for Oct. 31

WILLIAMSPORT - Trick-or-Treat in Williamsport will be Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Town Council voted Monday to approve the date.

Christmas parade, tree lighting slated for Dec. 1

WILLIAMSPORT - The town's annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony has been set for Dec. 1, Assistant Mayor Walter W. Tracy Jr. said Monday.

The parade will step off from the Williamsport Fire Department at 4:30 p.m. and end at Byron Memorial Park for the tree-lighting ceremony.

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