Funkstown briefs

January 11, 2011

Church officials working with town to determine location of sewer line

FUNKSTOWN — So they can move forward with design plans for a renovation, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church officials need to figure out where the town sewer line is that town maps show crosses the church property.

During Monday night’s town meeting, Funkstown Mayor Paul Crampton Jr. said town employees will try to determine the location of the sewer line.

If they can’t figure it out, the town will work with the 24 E. Baltimore St. church to possibly get the line scoped with a camera, Crampton said.

Time changed for town council work session

FUNKSTOWN — The time for a Funkstown mayor and town council work session has been changed.

The work session, the date for which was already changed from Jan. 17 to 25, will now start at 6 p.m. Jan. 25, town officials said Monday night.

The meeting at Town Hall will include a discussion of the current fiscal year’s budget and incoming tax revenue, Mayor Paul Crampton Jr. said.

Fireworks planned for re-enactment in July

FUNKSTOWN — This year’s Funkstown re-enactment will not have a Friday night concert, but is expected to have fireworks, Town Councilman John Phillips III said.

The three-day event also needs more portable toilets, Phillips said. Last summer’s event had four portable toilets, plus bathroom facilities, he said. Activities occur at Funkstown Community Park and include street battles in town.

Phillips told the mayor and his fellow council members at Monday night’s meeting that he expects at least 300 to 400 re-enactors at the event, which will be July 15 to 17.

Positive word is getting out about the event, and several re-enactors plan to forgo attending a Gettysburg, Pa., re-enactment for the Funkstown one because the town’s event is smaller and feels more like a vacation, Phillips said. Re-enactors also told Phillips they were treated well and felt safe.

Phillips said there will be sutlers, he needs to bring cost figures for fireworks to the council and he plans to cancel the Friday night concert because not enough people attended last year’s to warrant having one this year.

Revenue exceeded costs for Olde Tyme Christmas

FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Councilman Richard L. Gaver said Olde Tyme Christmas pulled in more revenue than expenses, but he did not have detailed figures at Monday night’s town meeting at Town Hall.

Gaver said the event made about as much as the one in 2009. The town will hold onto the money so it can be used for this year’s event.

Town resident Barry Warrenfeltz said he had one complaint — that the wagon rides ended early while people were still in line.

Court date will be scheduled addressing vandalism

FUNKSTOWN — Juveniles will be having a court date in regard to vandalism at Funkstown Community Park, Town Councilman John Phillips III said Monday night.

The vandalism consisted of leaf fires at the park about two months ago, Phillips said after the meeting.

Officials say more holiday lights needed for utility poles

FUNKSTOWN — Three more holiday lights are needed for utility poles on Baltimore Street for the 2011 Christmas season, Funkstown officials said Monday night at the town meeting.

Storm drain in need of repair

FUNKSTOWN — Another storm drain needs repair, this time on Poplar Street, Funkstown Councilman Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. said during Monday night’s town meeting.

Some drains were repaired last year.

— Julie E. Greene

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