Smithsburg briefs

September 07, 2005|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Bank donates money for library

SMITHSBURG - Laura Lowry, community office manager of First United Bank & Trust in Smithsburg, presented the Smithsburg Town Council with a donation Tuesday for the future Smithsburg library.

Lowry said the bank raised $302.50 for the library by selling water at Smithsburg Pride Days.

The library is scheduled to open in May 2006.

Mayor attends emergency training

SMITHSBURG - Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said at Tuesday's Town Council meeting that she attended a National Incident Management Systems meeting, and all elected officials will be required to attend training sessions soon.

NIMS will help responders work together effectively during an emergency, no matter the cause, size or complexity, she said.

Roadwork set to begin in October

SMITHSBURG - Roadwork on Maple Avenue should be begin in October, it was announced at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.

The town received a $50,000 estimate for the completion of the roadwork.

CSX will begin work on the railroad crossing at Maple Avenue today at 9:30 a.m. A portion of the road will be closed to traffic, and some work will be done in the evening.


Water meter readings taken

SMITHSBURG - The town's public works department is conducting third-quarter water meter readings, Bill Loughridge, director of public works, said at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.

Public works also worked on several fire hydrants in town and inspected several manholes. They also repaired a broken sewer pipe inside the high school pumping station, and replaced a damaged street sign at the corner of Kevin's Court.

Christmas party for kids at fire company

SMITHSBURG - A Citizen's Police Advisory Committee representative said at Tuesday's Town Council meeting that the children's Christmas party, scheduled for Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., will be at Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. because the group anticipates needing more space for the children.

Night access to park being restricted

SMITHSBURG - The town council voted 5-0 Tuesday night to allow only police and emergency vehicles to access Veterans Park at night because of complaints from nearby neighbors about noise after hours.

"I think it's being used for things that are undesirable," Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said. "I think it could be contributing to our vandalism problems."

The gate to the park will remain locked after hours.

Town council also voted unanimously to give about $200 to the parks committee to purchase additional cameras for Veterans Park and Lion's Park.

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