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Funkstown briefs

June 10, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

50 re-enactors registered for battle

FUNKSTOWN - Despite the ever-rising price of gasoline, re-enactors for next month's Battle of Funkstown are signing up at about the same pace as last year, said longtime organizer Ron Benedict.

"I've got about 50 registrations so far," he said at Monday night's town meeting.

The dates for the annual event are July 18 to 20 for what will be the 145th anniversary year of that battle, Benedict told the council.

The re-enactors camp in Funkstown Park during the three-day event. There will be a street battle, as well as activities in the park.

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Wastewater plant payment approved

FUNKSTOWN - The town approved the payment of $141,462.25 as the 13th installment for the new Funkstown Wastewater Treatment Plant.

"The new plant is doing a great job and there isn't even any smell," said Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr., who acknowledged that the plant is up and running.

Crampton said initial test results have been outstanding.

The work, which is being done by Callas Contractors Inc., is nearing completion.

Letter about shopping center suggested

FUNKSTOWN - Councilman Jerry Walker asked that a letter be sent to the Washington County government about the proposed development of a shopping center off Dual Highway and east of Funkstown.

"The letter should say how we feel about it - without either the Southern Boulevard or improvements at the intersections," Walker said.

He stressed that while he and the council aren't against the development, the impact of traffic on the town needs to be considered.

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