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Funkstown briefs - Feb. 15

February 14, 2011

Councilwoman Mongan remembered

FUNKSTOWN — Former Town Councilwoman Betty Mongan was remembered during Monday night’s mayor and Town Council meeting.

As people at the meeting stood for the moment of silence, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. recalled Mongan’s service and dedication not just as a councilwoman, but also to her church and other organizations.

Mongan died Jan. 29. She was 86.

According to Herald-Mail archives, Mongan was appointed to the council 1 1/2 years before she was elected to the council in May 1986. She also was elected to the council in 1992.

Her husband, Gail Mongan, was at Monday’s town meeting at Town Hall. Mongan thanked everyone for the kind letters he received.

Planning commission to discuss church’s site plan


FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown’s Planning Commission will hold a meeting Tuesday night to discuss a site plan for St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Monday.

Church officials are planning an addition, and want to move a sewer line and put in a storm drain, Haynes said.

During a January town meeting, it was noted that church officials were trying to figure out where the town sewer line is that town maps show crossing the church property.

Haynes said the pipe was found and there will be no need to scope the line with a camera, a possibility discussed in January.

The Planning Commission meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

Crampton inducted into hall of fame

FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. was inducted into the Maryland Municipal League’s mayor’s hall of fame last summer, town officials said Monday night.

The honor is for years served in public office, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said. Crampton had 24 years of service.

Before being elected mayor in the spring of 2010, Crampton had been assistant mayor since 1992 and had served on the council since 1986.

Re-enactment planning meeting set for Wednesday

FUNKSTOWN — A planning meeting for this summer’s Funkstown re-enactment will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the fire hall, Funkstown Councilman John Phillips III said during Monday night’s town meeting.

Phillips also said re-enactors will be training in Funkstown Community Park on March 5. They will be doing drills such as marching, but there will not be a battle, he said.

The re-enactment will be July 15 to 17.

— Julie E. Greene

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