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Funkstown briefs

April 10, 2007|by DAN DEARTH

More than 300 expected to take part in re-enactment

More than 300 people are expected to participate during this year's Civil War re-enactment in Funkstown, event organizer Ron Benedict said at Monday night's Town Council meeting.

The event will take place June 14 and 15 at Funkstown Community Park.

The re-enactment was canceled last year after too few people showed interest.

The Battle of Funkstown occurred July 10 to 12, 1863, as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee led his troops back to Virginia following the Battle of Gettysburg.

The Town Council agreed Monday night to donate $100 so the re-enactors can purchase powder to fire the cannons.

Wastewater treatment plant work scheduled

FUNKSTOWN - Workers will begin making improvements April 16 at Funkstown's Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Town Clerk Brenda L. Haynes informed the Town Council during a Monday night meeting that Callas Contractor Inc. will do the work.

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The project's total cost is expected to reach about $3.19 million, Haynes said last October.

Funkstown was forced to update its wastewater system after Maryland Department of the Environment officials told town officials that the plant's lagoon system did not meet MDE standards.

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