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Hancock Town Council briefs

December 11, 2003|by TARA REILLY

Water customers face loss of service


Hancock Town Manager Larry Logan said Wednesday that 13 water customers will soon receive notices that their service will be turned off for lack of payment.

The Hancock Town Council in July decided that customers whose bills are past due by two billing periods will have their water shut off.

At that time, the town had 51 delinquent accounts from residents and businesses totaling $20,343.

"You gotta catch up. If you don't catch up, your water will be turned off," Logan said Wednesday.

The Town Council approved the new policy after town residents complained at meetings about unpaid accounts.

Surveillance cameras coming to downtown


Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage said Wednesday that six surveillance cameras will be installed on poles in downtown in the spring.

The cameras will record activities 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the capability of storing 20 days on a computer.

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The cameras can be monitored at the police department. Gossage said, eventually, police officers will be able to monitor the cameras in cruisers.

Burglary, break-in have police on alert


Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage told the Hancock Town Council on Wednesday that a burglary occurred at Potomac Liquor Store recently.

He said three masked men stole "a bunch of money" from the store safe and from tip jars under the counter.

Gossage said there was also a break-in early Wednesday morning at the BP station.

He said the break-in happened between 3 a.m and 5 a.m.

As a result of the incidents, Gossage said the Hancock Police Department will have officers on patrol 24 hours a day through Christmas.

"We're going to keep an eye on our businesses," he said.

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