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Smithsburg briefs

July 12, 2006

Nicholson sworn in as new police officer



SMITHSBURG - Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers swore in a new Smithsburg police officer at Tuesday night's Smithsburg Town Council meeting.

Christopher Nicholson graduated from the Western Maryland Police Academy on June 30, an previously was employed by the State of Maryland as a correctional officer.

"He seems like a very dedicated person," Police Chief Michael Potter said.

The council also welcomed Jeff Long as a new public works assistant.




Public meeting will be held on park plans



SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg will hold a public meeting about the final planning phase of Veterans Park on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs room of Town Hall.

Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said at Tuesday's Smithsburg Town Council meeting that she recently met with a state planner regarding the use of the remaining acreage in the park, and planning will go forward after town officials hear from the public.

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Residents complain about speeders



SMITHSBURG - Troy and Angie Knoll and Mike Allen, who all live on Geiser Way in Smithsburg, discussed their frustration with speeders in the area near Cave Hill Road and Geiser Way at Tuesday's Smithsburg Town Council meeting.

Troy Knoll said that he has seen people go around turns in that area on two wheels, and Monday night watched a man cross a double line. He said that speed bumps might be an appropriate remedy.

Angie Knoll said children who wait at a school bus stop in the area are also endangered.

"There are a lot of safety issues in that area that need to be addressed," she said.

Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said she understood there was a problem, and suggested forming a committee to include Police Chief Michael Potter, council members and residents.

Councilman Dennis Wenthe and Potter volunteered to be on the committee, and Councilman Thomas Chiarizia volunteered to chair the committee.

- Erin Julius

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