Williamsport briefs

July 11, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Sheriff's deputies respond to 172 complaints

WILLIAMSPORT - Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to 172 complaints in Williamsport in June, according to a report presented at Monday's town meeting.

Three adult arrests were made in town during the same month.

Fifteen speeding citations and one other citation were issued, according to the report. Deputies gave 14 traffic warnings, and seven accidents were investigated.

Two domestic violence arrests were made, deputies said in the report. One of the people was charged with two counts of felony child abuse and three counts of second-degree assault.

Deputies also assisted the Narcotics Task Force with a search warrant in Williamsport, and three people were arrested on drug charges, the report states.


Council votes to allow group to camp in park

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Council voted unanimously Monday to allow a small Boy Scout group to camp for one nin Byron Memorial Park.

The group will arrive in Williamsport today.

Councilman Jeffrey Cline said the town should not charge the group even though the trail leader for the youth biking camp offered to pay for the group to spend the night at the park.

Town Clerk James R. Castle said the group camps at the park each year.

The town council voted in April not to allow preplanned camping at the park, but said at the time that they would discuss some allowances for scouting groups.

Permit granted for former Tenant House

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Clerk James R. Castle said the building permit has been received for work on what was formerly known as The Tenant House.

Castle said the building is now being called Springfield Farm House. He said work on the house should start soon.

The house was damaged in a fire in August 2006. Work has been ongoing to rebuild the structure to its condition before the fire.

Town Council likely to address trash storage

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Council said Monday they will likely discuss enhanced code enforcement in town regarding trash storage.

A town employee said garbage is often not stored properly in containers, but placed outside in bags. Grass, shrubs and other items also are not being maintained properly, he said.

Residents may need to be educated about what is acceptable, according to town officials.

Councilman Jeffrey Cline suggested discussing possible code enforcement during an upcoming work session.

Sign to be placed at Moose Alley crossing

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Council voted unanimously Monday to place a stop sign at the intersection of Moose Alley and an alley off of East Potomac Street.

Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones told the council that the stop sign is necessary, and also suggested removing a gate near the intersection that is no longer used. The council approved that request also.

Town Clerk James R. Castle said the stop sign will help control alley traffic and make the intersection safer.

Communications project goes forward

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Council voted unanimously Monday to move forward with a communications project.

Council voted to review details of an agreement with Washington County to place communications equipment on the town's water tower. After that review, the project could move forward to the town's planning and zoning commission for ultimate approval.

The wireless equipment the county would like to install on the water tower would assist with emergency communications.

Red Roof Inn zoning hearing scheduled

WILLIAMSPORT - A Board of Zoning Appeals hearing in Williamsport has been scheduled for July 19.

A request for a variance has been made to replace existing signage at the Red Roof Inn, at 310 E. Potomac St. The proposed replacement exceeds existing size restrictions.

Town, mayor thanked for scholarship

WILLIAMSPORT - Cora Domsky thanked Williamsport's mayor and town council in a letter that was presented at Monday's town meeting.

She thanked them for awarding her the Ruby M. Seymour scholarship and said she was anxious to begin classes at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she will pursue a degree in emergency health services in the fall.

Clerk: Residents enjoyed fireworks

WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport Town Clerk James R. Castle said at Monday's town meeting that he had received many phone calls from residents who said they enjoyed the town's fireworks display and festivities for the Fourth of July.

Councilman Jeffrey Cline said he received many e-mails and other correspondence from residents saying the same.

Rotary gives Grimes a service award

WILLIAMSPORT - Chris Grimes was given the community service award for 2006-07 from Williamsport Rotary.

Councilman Jeffrey Cline made the announcement during Monday's town meeting.

Grimes is the town's public works supervisor and buildings, grounds, park and pool coordinator.

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