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Williamsport briefs

September 14, 2010|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Power interruption expected in October as upgrades are made to service



WILLIAMSPORT -- After one planned power interruption this week, town residents can expect a second interruption next month.

A notice distributed at Monday's Williamsport Town Council meeting says the outages will be held while upgrades are made to the service.

The first was scheduled for Tuesday of this week.

The second will be Oct. 15, starting at 8:30 a.m., the same time as the first one.

Williamsport wins 2010 Municipal League Achievement Award



WILLIAMSPORT -- The town won a 2010 Maryland Municipal League Achievement Awards in the Small Town category, according to an MML letter shared at Monday's council meeting.

The town was recognized for its Harvest Hoedown, which supports the local food bank program.

McLeaf invites self, other Williamsport officials to ride in parade



WILLIAMSPORT -- Mayor James G. McCleaf II has invited himself -- and other Williamsport officials -- to ride in the annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade on Oct. 30.

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As parade chairman, McCleaf wrote a letter to the town, addressed to himself, as the mayor, and to the town council.

The Alsatia Club provides cars for dignitaries to ride in along the parade route, or they may use their own, the letter says. Political materials are not allowed.

Sheriff's Department's resident deputy responds to 232 complaints



WILLIAMSPORT -- The Washington County Sheriff's Department's resident deputy assigned to Williamsport responded to 232 complaints in August, according to a summary shared at Monday's town council meeting.

The deputy arrested two adults, issued two citations, gave 12 warnings and investigated five accidents.

The summary also says two out-of-state vehicles were issued citations for not being registered in Maryland within 60 days, a male was charged with destroying property at Jewells & Jewells, and a female at Milestone Gardens Apartments was charged with abusing the 911 system.

Town to go out to bid for mowing and snow removal for coming year



WILLIAMSPORT -- The Williamsport Town Council on Monday decided to go out to bid for mowing and snow removal for the coming year.

Mayor James G. McCleaf II said after the meeting that Advantage Landscaping & Construction currently does the work.

Minutes from November 2009 say Advantage bid $33,903.25 to do a year's worth of work.

Public hearing set for town's comprehensive plan



WILLIAMSPORT -- The town's comprehensive plan for 2010 was formally introduced at Monday's council meeting.

A public hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Then, the council will consider final approval.

State law requires the town to have a comprehensive plan that addresses certain topics, according to a draft resolution.

Town receives $40,160 federal Community Development Block Grant



WILLIAMSPORT -- The town is getting a $40,160 federal Community Development Block Grant through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

The town council voted Monday to accept the money, which will be used to make Town Hall accessible to people with disabilities.

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