Williamsport Town Council briefs

December 11, 2002|by JULIE E. GREENE

Mayor: Town couldn't renew Allegheny pact

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council couldn't have signed a power agreement with Allegheny Energy because utility officials told the cooperative committee it had to sign all four municipalities in the cooperative, Mayor John Slayman said at Monday night's town meeting.

The cooperative's four municipalities - Williamsport, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Md., and Front Royal, Va., - all approved a new power contract with Dominion Energy Marketing Inc., of Richmond, Va., last month. Dominion offered a lower price than Allegheny Energy and was willing to put up a contract performance bond that Allegheny officials wouldn't.

When asked after the meeting if he would have preferred the town sign with Allegheny Energy instead, Slayman said he had no comment.

Councilman James G. McCleaf II said the town's electricity customers can expect a small rate increase. Details of the rate increase have not been announced yet.


The new contract takes effect July 1.

Allegheny Energy is a Fortune 500 company with headquarters south of Hagerstown.

Parking permit request denied by Town Council

WILLIAMSPORT - A co-owner of a downtown Williamsport business asked the Town Council on Monday night if he and his partner could get parking permits because they keep racking up parking tickets.

Town officials turned down Leon C. Bond III's request, saying they had studied the issue recently and it wouldn't work.

Mayor John Slayman said the request posed a problem because if town officials gave permits to that business, they would have to do it for other businesses.

Bond said he and his partner in Outback Paintball park in the two-hour metered spaces in front of their North Conococheague Street business.

They have so many customers on Fridays and Saturdays that they can't run out and feed the meter every two hours, so they've been getting many parking tickets, Bond said.

Bond said the partners were willing to pay a fee for parking permits if the town would issue them.

Instead, town officials gave Bond some suggestions on other places he could park, including the town lot, a private rental lot in town and nonmetered spaces on Salisbury Street.

Free two-hour parking approved for holidays

WILLIAMSPORT - Downtown Williamsport shoppers can have free two-hour parking in metered spots from Dec. 16 through Jan. 1, town officials decided Monday night.

The two-hour parking meters will be covered during that time period. There is still a two-hour limit for metered spaces that parking officials will continue monitoring.

Holiday decorating winners are announced

WILLIAMSPORT - Mayor John Slayman on Monday night announced the winners of Williamsport's annual holiday decorating contest.

The winners were:

Commercial division

  • First place: The Briar Patch, 12 N. Conococheague St., $125.

  • Second place: Williamsport Nursing Home, 154 N. Artizan St., $100.

  • Third place: Williamsport Barber Shop, 28 N. Conococheague St., $50.

  • Fourth place: Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., $25.

Best overall decorated house and yard

  • First place: Jack Murray, 38 W. Frederick St., $150.

  • Second place: Jay Lauver, 28 Springfield Lane, $100.

  • Third place: George Stumbaugh, 132 S. Vermont St., $75.

  • Fourth place: John and Rhonda Malloy, 24 E. Frederick St., $50.

Best decorated entry way

  • First place: Orville and Connie Bowers, 119 S. Artizan St., $75.

  • Second place: Joe and Cathy Widmyer, 117 E. Salisbury St., $50.

  • Third place: Lee Butts, 119 E. Potomac St., $30.

  • Fourth place: Charles Miller Jr., 26 W. Potomac St., $25.
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