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Former Funkstown mayor honored for service

June 08, 2010|By JULIE E. GREENE

FUNKSTOWN -- Former Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline was honored at Monday night's mayor and council work session.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr., who unseated Kline in May's election, presented Kline with a plaque that featured the gavel and gavel base Kline used at town meetings.

Kline also received the nameplate used at his seat during meetings.

The plaque noted Kline's 28 years of dedicated service and commitment to the town, Crampton said. Kline was mayor for 28 years.

"In my book, you'll always be the mayor," Crampton told Kline, who was sitting in his old seat before Monday night's budget talks got under way.

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"Thank you very much," said Kline, 80.

Later, during the meeting and after Kline left, Crampton and the council discussed naming an entrance to Funkstown Community Park in honor of Kline.

Crampton asked council members to come up with some suggestions to name the park entrance off Beaver Creek Road.

The name could be voted on at Monday's 7 p.m. meeting.

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