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Hancock briefs

March 15, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

Art Council plans fundraiser



HANCOCK - The Hancock Arts Council is holding a fundraiser March 30 at the Park-N-Dine restaurant in Hancock, Councilman Sinclair Hamilton said during a Town Council meeting Wednesday night.

The dinner buffet begins at 6 p.m., with entertainment, including gospel music, country music and poetry readings starting at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance by mail or in person at the Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High St.

Anyone needing more information may call 301-678-5622.




Rehab of main reservoir OK'd



HANCOCK - During a Hancock Town Council meeting Wednesday night, the council passed a motion to begin rehabilitation of the town's main reservoir.

The 500,000-gallon reservoir dates to the 1930s. It's a concrete structure and is pillar-supported, Town Manager David Smith said.

The project is estimated to cost about $150,000, which is about one-tenth of the cost of building a new reservoir, Smith said.

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Police chief issues report to council on calls for service



HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 96 calls for service during February, Police Chief T. J. Buskirk said during the town council meeting Wednesday night. A new Hancock police officer is spending March training on patrol, Buskirk said.

The police department issued 73 parking tickets and made six arrests during February, which was a slow month, Buskirk said.




Town manager asks residents to report water leaks



HANCOCK - Hancock Town Manager David Smith told residents during a Hancock Town Council meeting Wednesday night to call the town office to report any possible water leaks.

The town is experiencing an above-average use of water, Smith said.

Smith also asked for residents' patience in dealing with potholes. It is still too early in the year to order asphalt, he said.

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