Funkstown Town Council briefs

January 14, 2003

Council members praiseGriffith for snow removal

Funkstown Town Council Member Robert Rodgers Jr. thanked Roger Griffith, Funkstown maintenance supervisor, for doing a good job plowing snow quickly this winter.

Council Member Kim Ramer said, "There's a lot of people in town that are happy with their roads being clear."

Tax rebate meeting with county set for Jan. 28

The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council announced they will hold a tax rebate meeting with the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Funkstown Town Hall.

Tax rebate meetings are held each year to discuss issues facing Funkstown and the town's annual tax rebate from county government.

The rebates - which are based on population, tax base and income - partially reimburse municipalities for the police, parks and road services they provide. provide.


The 2000 U.S. Census population figures affected this year's rebates.

Power Squadron to teach boating course at Town Hall

The Hagerstown Power Squadron will teach a safe boating course at the Funkstown Town Hall at 30 E. Baltimore St., second floor, beginning Feb. 10. The course will run for an eight-week period.

The course, which meets the requirements of Maryland and West Virginia boating laws, is offered to men, women and children over the age of 12.

A boating certificate will be issued after completion of the course and an examination.

For more information, call Phillip Forrest at 301-733-5585.

Ramer, Kline say mail doesn't always match box

Funkstown Town Council member Kim Ramer asked the mayor and Town Council Monday if anyone had received complaints about town residents not getting their mail.

Ramer said he has had problems with not getting mail.

"They're not looking to see if that name matches that box," he said.

Mayor Robert Kline said he has had the same problem. "I've had a lot of people tell us 'If it's not mine, I just throw it out,'" he said.

Ramer said he's thought about writing a letter to the United States Postal Service about the mix-ups.

Mayor: Councilman Phillips suffers broken leg

Funkstown Mayor Robert Kline said Funkstown Town Council Member John Phillips III was absent from Monday's meeting because he broke his leg.

"He won't be around for a while," Kline said.

Volunteers sought to run town's annual picnic

Funkstown Mayor Robert Kline asked the Funkstown Town Council Tuesday for recommendations on how to find volunteers to run the 17th annual town picnic June 1.

Town Clerk Brenda Haynes said last year she and Town Secretary Kelli Roser handled most of the planning and preparation for the event.

"We're looking for someone to chair it and we can help," Haynes said.

Haynes said the town needs people who would be willing to organize all of the food, help set up tables at Funkstown Community Park and solicit area businesses to donate about 200 door prizes for this year's event.

She said the town would like to have a chairperson come forward by the end of February because most of the preparation work begins in March.

New waste water treatment operator introduced

The Funkstown Mayor and Town Council Monday introduced Steven R. Sacconi Jr. as the town's new waste water treatment operator.

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