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Funkstown briefs

April 15, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

Five file for Funkstown council seats

FUNKSTOWN - Three new candidates and two incumbents have filed for three Funkstown town council seats up for election on May 5, according to town clerk Brenda Haynes.

The new candidates are Nathen Graybill, Barry Warrenfeltz and former councilman Kim Ramer.

Incumbents Sharon Chirgott and John Phillips III are seeking re-election.

The top three vote-getters will win the seats, Haynes said.

At the Feb. 11 town meeting, Richard D. Rodgers Jr., a two-term Funkstown councilman, announced he would not seek re-election.

Current Vice Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. was the only filer for the position he now holds.

The League of Women Voters will staff the polls at Funkstown Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The four-year positions held by Mayor Robert L. Kline and council members Jerry Walker and Richard Nigh are not up for re-election this year.

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Funkstown clean-up days are May 2 and 3

FUNKSTOWN - Clean-up days at Funkstown Park will be May 2 and 3 this year.

Funkstown water customers may bring bulk items for disposal on Friday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Proof of water service is required to be eligible to participate in the town-sponsored project, according to Vice Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr.

New plaque to honor war veterans at May 30 ceremony

FUNKSTOWN - A dedication ceremony will be Friday, May 30, at 3 p.m. at the veterans memorial near the Funkstown town monument.

A new plaque honoring veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam has been obtained to replace an aging one, according to Councilman Richard Nigh, who spearheaded the project.

Work on schedule at water plant and town park

FUNKSTOWN - Work is progressing on schedule at both the Funkstown Wastewater Treatment Plant and the town park, according to reports heard at Monday night's town meeting.

The 11th payment - $203,724 - was authorized to Callas Contractors for the upgrades to the sewer system. Completion date is April 18 and work is on schedule.

At the Funkstown Park, the underground electric service has been installed to light the basketball courts. Concrete has also been poured, according to town clerk Brenda Haynes.

Bulk trash causing problems for collector

FUNKSTOWN - Carl Hardcastle of Greenscape Trash and Lawn Service reported that some residents are putting out bulk items along with their household trash - a practice that slows the process.

Councilman John Phillips III added that he has heard a number of complaints of people putting their trash out too early, causing an eyesore for neighbors.

Pickup days are Mondays and Thursdays, Hardcastle said. Trash shouldn't be put out before 4 p.m. on the preceding days.

As for yard waste, Hardcastle said he and his crew will pick up leaves and grass in bags or trash cans. But he said bags of dirt are inappropriate.

"I keep track of the tonnage," Hardcastle told the town officials Monday night. Debris from remodelings and large pieces of furniture are also causing some problems.

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