Hancock briefs

July 10, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

Hancock expenses about $82,000 less than budgeted

HANCOCK - Hancock's fiscal year 2007-08 expenses were about $82,000 less than budgeted, Town Manager David Smith announced Wednesday.

The difference was a result of thrifty decision-making by department heads and a partially unstaffed position in the police department, Smith said.

The savings more than made up for the fact that the town brought in about $17,500 less in revenue than projected, due in part to a shrinking tax base and less revenue from parking meters, he said.

Hancock Little League holding fundraisers to send teams to tournament

HANCOCK - The Hancock Little League is holding two fundraisers Saturday to raise money to send two of its All-Star teams to the state tournament, which begins July 19, league president Ron Younker said.


The 9- and 10-year-old team and the senior team are each district champions this year, Younker said. This is the first time in about 40 years that any Hancock Little League team has made it to the state playoffs, he said.

Saturday's first fundraiser will be a car wash at the NAPA on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon, Younker said. Later, there will be a spaghetti dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Parish Hall. Anyone interested in attending the dinner may purchase a ticket from a player or contact Harry Lanehart at 301-678-5257.

Hancock Town Council to offer free day or days at pool

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council agreed Wednesday to offer a free day or days at the town's swimming pool after it reopens to thank residents for their patience during repairs that have delayed its opening.

The target opening date is Saturday, Town Manager David Smith said.

Council members also agreed to keep the pool open as long into September as the weather permits. Normally, the pool closes on Labor Day, Smith said.

Hancock in process of hiring new police officer

HANCOCK - Hancock is in the process of hiring a new police officer after one of its officers went from full time to part time last month, Hancock Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said.

Officer Scott Wolfe became part time when he took a position with the Hagerstown Fire Department, Murphy said.

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