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September 10, 2008|By HEATHER KEELS

Park Road to become one-way

WILLIAMSPORT -- The newly extended Park Road through Byron Memorial Park will become one way, with entrance only from East Potomac Street and exit only onto East Church Street, the Williamsport Town Council decided Monday.

Traffic tends to back up as cars wait to exit the park onto East Potomac Street, Assistant Mayor Monty Jones said.

"We think we can alleviate the time it takes to get out of the park and the safety issue by making it one way," Jones said.

Farm house contractor gets stop-work order

WILLIAMSPORT -- The contractor restoring the historic Springfield Farmhouse in Williamsport received a stop-work order last week from a county building inspector due to workmanship issues, Williamsport Town Councilman Anthony T. Drury said.


B&G Restoration was roughing in plumbing for the bathtub when an inspector identified a plumbing problem, and subsequent inspections revealed other problems, Drury said.

Carnival pavilion rental reduced

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Williamsport Town Council voted 4-3 Monday to give two local organizations a 50 percent discount on their pavilion rental fee after their carnival brought in less money than anticipated.

Council members Monty R. Jones, Anthony T. Drury and James Kalbfleisch and Mayor James G. McCleaf II voted to reduce the fee from $2,000 to $1,000 for the Downsville Ruritan and the Funkstown Rod and Gun Club's use of Pavilion 3 from Aug. 25 through 30. Council members Jeff Cline, Earle R. Pereschuk Sr. and Gloria Bitner voted against the discount.

Handicapped-accessible curb cuts planned

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport's sidewalks soon will become more handicapped-accessible with the addition of curb cut ramps, Assistant Mayor Monty Jones said Monday.

The curbs have been marked and crews are preparing to begin the work, Jones said.

Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS to hold gun bonanza

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a gun bonanza on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the fire hall on Brandy Drive.

Tickets cost $25 per person. The cost includes a chance to win, dinner, firemen's milk and a DJ/dance following the drawing.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Only those over 21 are allowed to attend.

For tickets or information, call 301-739-2585.

Bingo to be held at fire hall

WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport Volunteer Fire and EMS will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the fire hall on Brandy Drive.

Tickets cost $25 per person. The cost includes 30 games of bingo on six cards and lunch. There will be King Tut, tip jars, raffles and door prizes as well as loser prizes. Children are welcome to play with a ticket purchase.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo begins at 1 p.m.

For tickets or information, call 301-223-8554.

Also at the event, a $500 gas card will be raffled. Tickets for the raffle cost $2, and the winner does not need to be present.

For information, call 301-223-9022.

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