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Hancock Town Council briefs

January 09, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Town recognizes Stewart, Munday



The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday recognized citizen Talmadge "Sarge" Stewart for his years of volunteer work.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Stewart has worked endless hours with the town's Rail Trail and participates in community policing activities, among other activities.

Stewart received a plaque, a pin containing the town's seal and a volunteer pin.

Robert Munday, a former employee with the town of Hancock's water department, was honored Wednesday night for his years of service.

Munday became an employee of Miller Environmental when the town decided to hire the company to run the water plant.

Mayor Daniel A. Murphy presented Munday with a plaque.

State may erect signs with Civil War information



Hancock Town Manager Larry Logan said Wednesday night that the Maryland Office of Tourism is interested in erecting two signs containing Civil War information in the town.

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The signs would be paid for by the state.

Chief Gossage presents report



The Hancock Police Department received 71 calls for service in December, Police Chief Donald Gossage said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

The town had one robbery, one assault and 49 traffic citations. One adult and one juvenile were arrested, he said.

Gossage told the council that drugs are a problem in the town and public school system and asked that Officer T.J. Buskirk spend 30 days with the Narcotics Task Force for drug training. The council approved the request.

Pool rental rate hike OK'd



The Town Council decided Wednesday to raise rental rates at the Hancock Municipal Pool.

Town residents who rent the pool from 6-9 p.m. will be charged $100 for up to 50 swimmers, $150 for 100 swimmers and $200 for 125 or more swimmers.

Out-of-towners who rent the pool will be charged an additional $25 over those rates.

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