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Hancock Town Council Briefs

November 11, 2004

Municipal League dinner meeting set


HANCOCK - A Washington County Maryland Municipal League dinner meeting will be held on Nov. 22 at the Clear Spring American Legion, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said at Wednesday's Town Council meeting.

Murphy said state legislators and Washington County officials will attend the meeting.

Council announces donations made


HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council announced donations to three groups at Wednesday night's meeting.

The Council of Churches, the Hancock Fire Co. and the Hancock Rescue Squad received the donations.

The Council of Churches thanked the town for the donation in a letter, and representatives of the fire company and rescue squad accepted checks at the meeting from Mayor Daniel A. Murphy on behalf of the Town Council.

The amounts of the donations were not announced.

Town Christmas tree lighting to be Nov. 22


HANCOCK - The annual Hancock Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at the town's parade grounds, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

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Widmeyer Park bridge fixed temporarily


HANCOCK - A bridge at Widmeyer Memorial Park in Hancock has been temporarily repaired, Interim Town Manager Lou Close said at Wednesday night's Town Council meeting.

Close said the bridge was damaged from recent flooding. Repairs will cost approximately $84,000, but the town doesn't know where the money will come from to pay for the work, Close said.

"Hopefully, the county will pick that cost up," Close said. "It hasn't been decided yet."

Proposed billboard restrictions discussed


HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council on Wednesday discussed Washington County's proposed restrictions on billboards.

The county has proposed limiting the number of outdoor advertising signs that can be erected in the county through a "cap and replace" policy.

Such a regulation would prohibit a new billboard from going up unless one is taken down. Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said the county regulations wouldn't apply to the town unless the Town Council adopts the restrictions. Interim Town Manager Lou Close said the town has received a request for a billboard to be erected in the town near Hardee's.

- Tara Reilly

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