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Williamsport briefs

July 13, 2010

Parking meter fines to rise



WILLIAMSPORT --The Williamsport Town Council has approved an increase to fines for expired parking meters, raising to $10 the penalty for such an infraction.

The old fine for an expired parking meter was $5, but council members decided to add another $5 to the fine to keep people from taking up parking spaces in town, Mayor James G. McCleaf II said at Monday's night's council meeting.

Town officials are interested in keeping parking available to visitors as much as possible as the town focuses on serving tourists, McCleaf said.

Council members passed the parking fine increase Monday night, and the new fines will go into effect 20 days from passage, McCleaf said.

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Official wants plaques to identify points of interest



WILLIAMSPORT --The chairman of the Williamsport Planning Commission suggested Monday night that there be an effort to identify points of interest in town.

There are many places of interest in the historic town, and George Stumbaugh suggested a plaque be placed on unique buildings so visitors can learn about them.

Stumbaugh suggested the plaques be made at the expense of the property owners.

Mayor James G. McCleaf II said the town is in the process of pursuing a grant that would help fund the development of a walking tour of the town.

The grant would help pay for signs along the tour, McCleaf said.

--Dave McMillion

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