WIlliamsport briefs

August 15, 2007|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Sheriff's Department reports to Council

WILLIAMSPORT - The Washington County Sheriff's Department's resident deputies responded to 104 complaints in July in Williamsport, according to a report presented Monday at the Williamsport Town Council meeting.

Deputies issued 13 speeding tickets, eight other tickets and 12 warnings.

Deputies arrested two adults and charged two people with driving while intoxicated or under the influence.

One person allegedly drove under the influence of heroin, according to the report. Sheriff Douglas Mullendore, who attended the meeting and read the report aloud, added that heroin use is on the rise in the area.

Another deputy charged a different person with driving under the influence of alcohol. The driver's blood-alcohol content was .24, according to the report.

In Maryland, the minimum blood-alcohol content for a charge of driving under the influence is .08.

Council approves restrictive signs

WILLIAMSPORT - Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones said someone requested a no-parking sign near Bollman Bridge.


He suggested that the sign forbid parking on the grass.

The Williamsport Town Council voted in favor of putting up a sign.

Jones said he also heard from someone who saw people setting up to fish on a boat dock. He suggested a "no-loitering" sign.

Councilman Jeff Cline recommended that the sign say, "Do not block ramp." Jones agreed.

The council approved the second sign, too.

Councilman: Repairs need a work order

WILLIAMSPORT - Councilman Earle R. Pereschuk Sr. said Monday that residents should not call town employees on their cell phones to ask them to make repairs.

Pereschuk said someone was upset to hear that a request for a repair needs a work order. He noted that neither he nor Councilman Jeff Cline created the policy.

Mayor James G. McCleaf II said that residents someday will be able to request repairs through the town's Web site at any time of day or night.

Band to give money for microphones

WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport Community Band is giving the town money to buy microphones, according to a letter read aloud at Monday's Williamsport Town Council meeting.

The band will donate $1,439.20 for microphones to be used at Byron Memorial Park concerts, wrote Susie Kunkle, the band's director.

Town pool reports profit

WILLIAMSPORT - For 2007, the town pool at Byron Memorial Park had a profit of $12,606.90 as of Aug. 13, according to a report presented Monday at the Williamsport Town Council meeting.

The profit for the concession stand at the pool was $7,251.56, according to the report.

Clerk/Treasurer James R. Castle read the report aloud in place of Councilwoman Gloria J. Bitner, who oversees the pool operation. Bitner was absent from Monday's meeting.

Council OKs citizens' request for luminarias

WILLIAMSPORT - Two residents from the Williamsport area will be allowed to light luminarias at Riverview Cemetery, the Williamsport Town Council agreed on Monday.

The display will be allowed for one day near Christmas, according to Assistant Mayor Monty R. Jones' motion.

A town memo on the request says the Riverview Cemetery Association did not object to the request.

National Park Service signs approved

WILLIAMSPORT - The National Park Service will be allowed to put up a new sign at the C&O Canal National Historical Park's Cushwa Basin Visitor Center.

Mayor James G. McCleaf II said the previous sign was struck by a car.

The Williamsport Town Council approved the park service's request.

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