Funkstown briefs

September 13, 2010

Condensation causing problems at sewer plant

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown officials are trying to resolve a condensation issue at the sewer plant that has required control boards to be replaced.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said at Monday night's council meeting that there is condensation from the ultraviolet part of the treatment process. Condensation can corrode electronics.

The ultraviolet light is used toward the end of the treatment process, which is still working, Crampton said.

Streetlights contract with Allegheny on hold

FUNKSTOWN -- Progress had not been made on a contract with Allegheny Power for new streetlights, Funkstown officials said Monday night.

Town Council members voted in June to choose a cheaper and yellower streetlight after they found out they couldn't continue to use mercury vapor lamp ballasts due to a federal mandate.


Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said the town's attorney has some issues with the contract, which is for 10 years.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. asked Haynes to have the attorney provide town officials a letter describing his issues with the wording of the contract so town officials can determine how to proceed.

Funkstown trash pick-up day might change

FUNKSTOWN -- Some Funkstown officials said residents would rather have their once-a-week trash pick-up earlier in the week because of the amount of trash that accumulates during the weekend.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. asked Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes to ask the contractor if it could accommodate the request. After Monday night's council meeting, Crampton said Haynes would have to review the contract.

Trash is now to be set out Wednesday evenings for Thursday collection.

Public safety event slated for Oct. 9

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open house and public safety event Oct. 9, during Fire Prevention Week.

Town Council members voted 3-0 Monday night to approve closing South West Side Avenue at Baltimore and Maple streets, in front of the fire station, for the event.

The street will close around 9:30 a.m. and reopen around 5:30 p.m., according to a letter from the fire company.

The open house is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will include firetruck rides, fire station tours, safety demonstrations and activities for children, according to the fire company's website.

Crews from Community Rescue Service will conduct child safety seat checks, the website states.

Council members Richard Nigh, John Phillips III and Richard L. Gaver voted to approve the street closure.

Assistant Mayor Sharon Chirgott and council members Kim Ramer and Robert "Bobby" Rodgers Jr. were absent.

-- Julie E. Greene

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