Smithsburg briefs

December 05, 2002|by ANDREA ROWLAND

Lawmakers pay visit to town officials

SMITHSBURG - Del. Robert McKee and Sen. Donald Munson, both Republicans recently re-elected to represent Washington County in the Maryland General Assembly, stopped by Smithsburg on Tuesday to voice their support to town officials.

"I'm available to assist you all with anything at any time," McKee said.

He is seeking a more centralized location for his district office - which is now in Williamsport - but plans to have a toll-free number installed at the old office if he can't find affordable new office space in the northeastern part of the county, McKee said.

Williamsport is a toll call for residents in the Cascade and nearby areas, he said.

Despite the state's budget deficit, Munson said, he and McKee will do their best to serve their constituents. "You can expect to see Bob and me around quite a bit," he said. "We pride ourselves on servicing our district."


Library Board seeks donations for auction

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Library Board is seeking donations from library supporters for an auction to raise funds for a new branch library, Board President Judith Ferro said Tuesday.

Pledges and donations for the $1 million project now total about $629,000, she said.

Antique furniture, glassware and other desirable items in excellent condition are needed to sell at the Jan. 25 auction to be held at Stouffer Auction House on Maple Avenue, Ferro said. She also asks area businesses to contribute goods and services for the event.

The Stouffers are donating their time and staff for the auction, Ferro said. Those wishing to make donations - which can be picked up - may call 301-824-3741.

Jeter Paving donates funds for picnic tables

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Public Works Director Bill Loughridge on Tuesday thanked Jeter Paving for an unsolicited $500 donation to help fund the construction of new picnic tables for Veterans Park.

Town employees have started building 36 tables for the park. The materials for each 8-foot table will cost about $85, Loughridge said.

Police respond to 141 calls during November

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg police responded to 141 calls for service in November, Chief Mike Potter said Tuesday.

Police made one adult arrest on a simple assault charge, and nine juvenile arrests on charges of burglary, possession of alcohol, possession of tobacco, sexual assault and theft, according to a monthly police report.

Police issued five moving citations, 13 parking tickets, seven written warnings and three juvenile citations during the month, the report states.

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