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Sharpsburg briefs

June 06, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Town Council unhappy with trash company



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's mayor and town council discussed problems the town is having with Allied Waste - the business responsible for collecting the town's trash.

The town signed a two-year contract with Allied Waste in December. The council said some items are collected and others are left. Yard waste collection also is a problem.

Some residents said they were unsure what could be left on the curb and what could not be.

Mayor Hal R. Spielman said he has tried to contact the company several times to ask questions, but has not gotten any response.

"I put two old mops out," he said. "They took one and they left one."

Spielman said he will try to have an Allied Waste representative at the next town meeting to explain the trash collection and answer questions.

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"This has been the worst mess," he said.




Town gets rid of recycling program



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's town council voted unanimously Monday to get rid of the town's recycling program.

The town's recycling collection center was along Church Street across from the entrance to High Street, near the town's pond. The council voted to stop collecting recycling after complaints that the collection was overridden with trash.

There also were problems with communicating when the bins were full and ready to be emptied, the council said.

"It's just a mess," Mayor Hal R. Spielman said.

Councilwoman Patricia A. Hammond said the program was not working for the town and should be abandoned.




Sharpsburg discusses street and alley issues



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg Councilman Joseph W. Eichelberger told the mayor and town council Monday that the town's streets were not adequate.

"The town, the streets are just not set up for the traffic of 2006," he said.

Mayor Hal R. Spielman and the council discussed the possibility of overlaying at least two alleys and making improvements to several others. Potholes, parking, stones and general wear were some complaints about the town's alleys.

Spielman said the town is investigating the cost to work on many of the town's alleys.

"The alleys are in bad shape in this town," Councilman Jeffery Saylor said.




Sharpsburg unanimously approves town budget



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's town council voted unanimously Monday night to approve the town's budget.

The budget was for the fiscal year 2006-07.




Town meeting date changed to July 10



SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's July town meeting date has been changed from its regular schedule.

The town meeting will be July 10.

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