Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones called the development an "outrageous" proposal that's intentionally inflated.
"They shock you with this to get you to a happy medium that you'll live with," he said. "This here is insulting our intelligence .... They're playing a game."
Panel to ponder replacing library roof
WILLIAMSPORT - A building committee will discuss replacing the roof over the town's library, Councilwoman Gloria J. Bitner said Monday.
Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Rob Smith, a zoning enforcement officer for the town, has estimated the cost to replace the roof at $80,000. The library will help the town pay for it, McCleaf said.
Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones suggested the town look for a grant to help cover the cost.
Cline video shows American flags flying
WILLIAMSPORT - At Monday's town council meeting, Councilman Jeff Cline showed a video that was mainly dozens of photographs of U.S. flags flying outside local homes and businesses.
The video, which was essentially a slide show, also showed many scenes from this year's July 4 celebration at Byron Memorial Park.
Set to patriotic music, the video lasted about 15 minutes.
"Williamsport is indivisible," Cline told the audience.
After the meeting, Cline said he will give copies of the video to people and businesses who sponsored the July 4 celebration and fireworks show.
Deputies respond to complaints in August
WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies assigned to Williamsport responded to 220 complaints in the town in August, according to a report read at Monday's council meeting.
Deputies arrested six adults and two juveniles during the month.
They gave out two speeding tickets, one parking ticket, 23 other citations and 16 warnings, the report says.
Two people were charged with driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence.
The report says two vehicles were stolen from Sheetz in two weeks when people left the vehicles running. Surveillance videotape showed that the second vehicle "was stolen in 37 seconds," the report says.
A fire marshal gave tickets to three juveniles for fireworks incidents, the report says.
One driver was given 14 tickets for a hit-and-run accident that involved driving under the influence, according to the report.
The report says 400 people attended a National Night Out event, twice as many as last year.
Crime watch group to meet Sept. 20
WILLIAMSPORT - The town's crime watch committee will meet Sept. 20 in the Town Hall council room at 7 p.m., Councilwoman Gloria J. Bitner said Monday.