Smithsburg briefs

July 07, 2008

Council approves sewer system repairs

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Town Council voted last Tuesday to authorize Mechanicsburg, Pa., sewer system rehabilitation contractor "Mr. Rehab" to begin addressing the town's highest priority inflow and infiltration problems.

Inflow and infiltration raises sewer treatment costs by allowing groundwater into the sewer system, town officials previously have said. Repairs to those areas identified by Mr. Rehab as "Priority I" were estimated to cost about $66,000, according to a document provided Tuesday to the council.

Council OKs two property annexations

SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Town Council voted last Tuesday to introduce resolutions to annex two Washington County properties into the town to help straighten out the town's boundary.

The properties are the lands of Richard and Carolyn Verdier on Cave Hill Road on the town's western boundary, and the lands of the estate of Edga G. Jacques at 62 E. Water St., according to the resolutions.


A public hearing on the annexation resolutions will be Aug. 5 at Town Hall prior to the Smithsburg Town Council meeting.

Myers passes along Verizon apology

SMITHSBURG - Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said she received a call from a Verizon representative apologizing to the town for the release of unlisted phone numbers to a phone directory publisher.

Myers said she told the representative she didn't know if the apology would be accepted, but she would pass it on to residents.

AMVETS Honor Guard members recognized

SMITHSBURG - Members of the AMVETS Post 10 Honor Guard were honored Tuesday at the Smithsburg Town Council meeting for their participation in the town's Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies each year.

"We just could not do it without this group," said Carlo Belella, chairman of the Parks and Improvement Commission.

Honor guard leader Rusty Baker said the group is honored to represent the small town.

- Heather Keels

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