Hancock briefs 5/20

May 20, 2004|by TARA REILLY

Police responded to 124 calls in April

HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 124 calls for service in April, Chief Donald Gossage said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

The department wrote 18 traffic citations and 177 parking citations, Gossage said.

Police arrested eight people, five adults and three juveniles, and had six criminal cases.

Town to try to partner with county on park

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council will hold off on asking Washington County to take over Kirkwood Park.

Instead, the council said Wednesday night it would like know what a partnership between the county and the town would involve in making repairs to the park.

Last month, Washington County Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell said he would like the county to partner with the town on the repairs, which the county has estimated would total about $260,000.


The Town Council asked the county in October 2003 what it thought about taking the park over, because it couldn't afford to properly maintain it.

Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said Wednesday night he didn't want to ask the commissioners to take ownership of the park unless the council was certain it wanted to do so.

"I don't want to burn a chip that we don't want to burn," Murphy said.

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