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Sharpsburg briefs

August 05, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

Special meeting set


SHARPSBURG - The September regular meeting of Sharpsburg's mayor and Town Council will be at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, at Town Hall.

The meeting was postponed a week because of the Labor Day holiday. The regular monthly meeting is usually the first Monday of the month.

The mayor and council will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18, to discuss renewing the town's franchise agreement with cable provider Adelphia and to open bids for repaving some roads and alleys, Mayor Hal Spielman said.

Areas that need repaving include Hall Street extended and a stretch of the alley in the 200 block of West Main Street from Main Street to the cross alley near the ballfield. Town officials also want a speed bump in that alley because it's hard to see traffic approaching the alley intersection and children often travel through the area.

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Inmates to continue doing work for town


SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg town officials decided Monday night to keep having Washington County Detention Center inmates do menial work for the town even though Washington County will start charging the town for the guard's time.

The hourly charge for the guard will be around $10 to $13 an hour, Mayor Hal Spielman said.

There will be no charge for the inmates, though the town buys supplies for them to use, such as weed trimmers, Spielman said.

The inmates have been doing jobs for the town once a week during the summer, Spielman said.

The county is charging the town for the guard's time because of a decrease in highway user fund money to the county from the state, Spielman said.

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