Sharpsburg Council briefs

May 07, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

Brush pickup set for May 17

SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg will have a brush pickup on Saturday, May 17, Mayor Hal Spielman said Monday night.

Brush can be set out along the alleys or, those who don't have access to an alley can place it in front of their property. The brush should be set out on the night of May 16.

If the brush cannot be picked up on May 17 because of bad weather, the service will pick up the brush shortly after May 17, Spielman said.

Mayor to present proposed budget

SHARPSBURG - Mayor Hal Spielman said he expects to present the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the Town Council at the next meeting on Monday, June 2.


Council votes to help fund scholarship

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Town Council members voted 4-0 Monday to help fund a presidential freedom scholarship at Boonsboro High School.

The school needs $200, Mayor Hal Spielman said. The town will pay the remaining amount after Keedysville town officials decide on that town's contribution.

Voting were Vice Mayor Ralph Hammond and Council members Russ Weaver, J.W. Eichelberger and Marjorie Jamison. Council members Patti Hammond and Jeff Saylor were absent.

County reduces bill for leak to $1,909

SHARPSBURG - The cost of a water bill for a leak in the Little League's bathroom has been reduced, Mayor Hal Spielman said Monday night.

The bill, which was originally around $3,400, was reduced by the Washington County Water and Sewer Department to $1,909, Spielman said. County officials reduced the sewer portion of the bill because the leak was not in the sewer system, Spielman said.

Spielman said he will find out if the town's insurance company will reimburse the town for the cost of the leak.

Water began leaking in December, and ultimately 278,000 gallons leaked.

Town to seek FEMA help for snow removal

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Mayor Hal Spielman said he will try to get funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency toward the cost of snow removal this winter.

The town had to shell out $9,125 for snow removal following the President's Day weekend snowstorm, Spielman has said.

Library parking to be limited to one hour

SHARPSBURG - Drivers will only be allowed to park in front of the Sharpsburg Library for one hour during library hours.

Town Council members voted 4-0 Monday night to begin one-hour parking during library hours. The library hours are to be posted near the library entrance so they are clearly visible.

The new rule applies toward the parking spaces from the alley to the corner of Town Square.

Town officials also are considering other parking changes along Town Square to improve visibility for drivers at the intersection.

They can keep parking spaces at least 20 feet from the crosswalk, but they might want to restrict parking for a greater distance, town officials said.

Once town officials decide how far back they want to restrict parking, they will have parking spaces marked to make sure the space is used more efficiently, officials said.

Memorial Day Parade meeting scheduled

SHARPSBURG - A Memorial Day Parade Committee meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Sharpsburg Town Hall.

The parade is on Saturday, May 24.

Parade princesses pass out poppies

SHARPSBURG - The princesses of the Sharpsburg Memorial Day Parade presented crepe paper poppies to the mayor and Town Council on Monday night.

This year's Miss Poppies are Kelsey Eichelberger, 8, and Paige Marshall, 9.

The parade princesses were selected by the Antietam Unit American Legion Auxiliary.

The parade is on Saturday, May 24.

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