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Smithsburg briefs

February 07, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

Trees in the way



Several large trees might need to be removed from a church property before one of Smithsburg's alleys can be properly repaved, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said Tuesday.

A paving company told the town the alley that runs behind Town Hall between Maple Avenue and S C & P Lane is cracked and elevated in places due to tree roots, Myers said. Unless the trees are removed before the alley is repaved, the work would need to be repeated soon, Myers said.

Council members agreed to discuss the situation with St. Ann's Episcopal Church, which Myers said owns the trees.




EMS calls for Jan.



For the month of January, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services responded to 98 calls for service.

Of those 98 calls, 23 were within Smithsburg town limits and nine went to the Leitersburg area.

The department responded to 10 calls in the Mount Aetna area and to 13 calls in the Hagerstown area. Mutual aid calls to other counties included 13 to Frederick County, Md., and three to Franklin County, Pa.

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A total of 64 patients were transported to area hospitals during the month, and one patient was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., after being treated by SEMS personnel.




EMS fund drive on



The second mailing of the 2007 Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services fund drive should be arriving to residents of Smithsburg and surrounding communities in the coming weeks.

The second mailing provides the opportunity for residents to contribute if they were not able to earlier in the fiscal year (July 2007 to June 2008).

For more information, call 301-824-3314, ext. 301.

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