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Williamsport briefs

November 15, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Appeals board alternate appointed



WILLIAMSPORT - Anthony Drury, of Williamsport, was appointed Monday to Williamsport's board of zoning appeals.

He will serve as an alternate on the board.

The Town Council voted unanimously on his appointment.




Repairs planned for tenant house



WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Monday night that the town will receive more than $100,000 for repairs to a historic farm tenant house that was damaged by a fire in August.

He said the town will receive the money from its insurance company, and the town will take bids on the work.

McCleaf said town officials and staff from the Williamsport Town Museum will be involved in decisions about repair work to the house.

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Assessment rate cap of 5% approved



WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Town Council voted Monday night to set a 5 percent property tax rate cap on assessments.

The council voted unanimously on the cap, which also is the cap Washington County Commissioners adopted in March.

The council also voted to review the cap annually.

Last year property assessments increased by 11 percent in Williamsport.




Castle confirmed as town clerk



WILLIAMSPORT - James R. Castle was approved as Williamsport's Town Clerk during Monday night's Town Council meeting.

Castle has held the position since March, but was officially confirmed Monday.

The confirmation vote was unanimous.




Police report lists arrests, citations



WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport's report from its Washington County Sheriff's Department community deputy for October listed four arrests and 128 complaints.

One speeding citation was issued, along with one driving under the influence citation, according to the report. Thirty-eight traffic warnings were issued.




Pool dates listed for summer of 2007



WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Councilman Nelson F. Deal said Monday that the town's pool will be open in 2007 from May 26 to Aug. 24.

The L. Beard Miller Pool will be open through Sept. 5 for pool parties and other special events only.

Deal said that evening swimming lessons will be returning, along with morning swimming lessons. The price of the swimming lessons will drop for the 2007 season, he said.

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