Sharpsburg briefs

November 04, 2003|by JULIE E. GREENE

Council members want streets paved

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Town Council members Ralph and Patti Hammond told Mayor Hal Spielman to keep pressing Jeter Paving Co. to get the roads paved before winter.

Spielman asked the council at Monday night's monthly meeting whether the project could wait until spring.

North Hall Street extended, the alley across from the Episcopal church and pot holes on West Chapline Street and South Mechanic Street need paving, Spielman said.

Officials concerned about speeders

SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg officials are considering what they can do to discourage speeders next year after many drivers sped through town on trick-or-treat night.

Town Councilman Jeffery Saylor and Mayor Hal Spielman both said drivers were speeding through town last Thursday night when crowds of children were out for trick or treat.


The Washington County Sheriff's deputy assigned to the town was parked at Town Square with his lights on, but that didn't stop speeders, town officials said.

Vice Mayor Ralph Hammond said he doubted the town could get an extra deputy that night next year, so Spielman will investigate what signs the town can get to warn drivers to slow down and how much the signs will cost.

Possibilities include an electronic sign that tells drivers how fast they are going.

Town seeks grant for festival police

SHARPSBURG - The Town of Sharpsburg has applied for a $5,500 grant that could help pay for police equipment and police protection for the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival.

Mayor Hal Spielman said at Monday night's monthly meeting that he signed the application at the request of the Washington County Sheriff's deputy assigned to the town.

If the town gets the grant, the town would have to match 10 percent, which is $550.

Councilwoman Patti Hammond suggested saving some of the money for police protection for the festival after Spielman said earlier in the meeting that police protection for this year's festival cost the town $1,980.

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