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Resident says traffic congestion continues

November 14, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

FUNKSTOWN - Though deputies have stepped up traffic patrols in Funkstown, one resident told officials she still hopes the town addresses congestion.

Denise McCoy told Town Council on Monday that while she appreciates the work of Washington County Sheriff's Department deputies, who have patrolled the town on a contract basis, she still is concerned about traffic in the area of Poplar Street.

Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. told McCoy the town is awaiting the results of a traffic study in the area. He called the extra deputy attention "a step in the right direction."

According to an e-mail message provided by Town Clerk/Treasurer/Tax Collector Brenda L. Haynes, the deputies assigned to Funkstown on contract last month issued 29 citations and 78 warnings. Town Council voted in September to approve paying for 10 hours a week of deputy coverage.

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