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Five running for Funkstown Council posts

April 13, 2004|by PEPPER BALLARD

pepperb@herald-mail.com

FUNKSTOWN - Four people are running for three seats up for grabs on the Funkstown Town Council and the assistant mayor will be unopposed in the May 3 town election.

The deadline to register at Funkstown Town Hall to run in the election was Monday at 4 p.m.

The seats up for election are held by Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. and council members Sharon R. Chirgott, John W. Phillips III and Robert D. Rodgers Jr.

All registered to run for re-election.

Richard L. Gaver, chairman of the town's Olde Tyme Christmas, registered to run for an open council seat.

Chirgott, of 208 S. Westside Ave., works for the Washington County Board of Education as a career technology education and student service learning resource teacher. She said she has served about 14 years on the council.

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Phillips, of 19 E. Green St., is a supervisor with the Washington County Highway Department. He said he has served eight years on the council.

Rodgers, of 36 W. Cemetery St., who is a manager and meat cutter at Smithsburg Market, said he has served four years on the council.

Crampton, of 334 E. Oak Ridge Dr., who is president of Paul Crampton Contractors in Hagerstown, was re-elected to his third term in office in May 2000.

Gaver, of 220 E. Chestnut St., works at the Washington County Department of Permits and Inspections and at Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.

He said he ran to "see whether we could take some of the success we've had with Olde Tyme Christmas and help out with the council."

The town election will be held May 3 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Funkstown Town Hall, 30 E. Baltimore St.

The last day to register to vote for the election was April 5. Successful candidates will serve four-year terms.

Council members get the basic rate deducted from their water bill, which is about $30 a quarter, Chirgott said.

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