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Funkstown briefs

April 13, 2010

New fee schedule approved for Funkstown pavilion

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown residents who want to reserve a pavilion at Funkstown Community Park or the upstairs space at Town Hall will have to pay a fee.

Town Council members voted 5-0 Monday night on a new fee schedule for the rentals. Councilman John Phillips III was absent.

The fee to rent a park pavilion is $25 for Funkstown residents and $60 for nonresidents, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said. Previously, town residents could reserve a pavilion for free and nonresidents had to pay $40, she said.

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The fee to use the upstairs space at Town Hall will be $25, Haynes said. The town used to charge for the space, but had recently been letting residents use it for free, she said.

The fees will help cover utility costs for the spaces, town officials said.

New pickup needed for town

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown is going to need a new pickup truck.

Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Monday night that $1,300 was spent in the last week and a half on the town's 1997 pickup truck.

The maintenance supervisor uses the truck, town officials said.

Haynes will shop around for prices on a new pickup.

Portion of East Oak Ridge Drive to be closed Friday through Sunday

FUNKSTOWN -- East Oak Ridge Drive at the CSX railroad crossing will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Sunday to allow the railroad to repair the crossing, Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said at Monday night's meeting.

The start time was originally announced to be 8 a.m. Friday.

The 10 a.m. start time on Friday will help alleviate the morning traffic rush, which includes UPS trucks, Crampton said.

Town Council members voted 5-0 to allow Washington County to trim a cherry tree that will get clipped by rerouted tractor-trailer traffic. Councilman John Phillips III was absent.

-- Julie E. Greene

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