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Funkstown councilman talks about pagers, Boy Scouts at meeting

March 14, 2011|By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com

Funkstown Councilman Richard L. Gaver had a few comments at the end of Monday night’s council meeting, including one that could save the town $178.

Before the Town Council voted on bills, Gaver asked whether the town needed a pager anymore. The town’s bill list included $178.46 for a pager.

Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said the town has a cell phone that the town employee can use so the pager no longer is needed. The annual payment for the pager had been made, she said.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton asked Haynes to see if she could cancel the pager.

Gaver also asked about parking signs the council approved for some spaces behind the doughboy statue. Last spring, town officials discussed putting up signs noting that some of the spaces are for town visitors. The small parking lot includes parking for a neighboring business, as well as spaces the town has the rights to use through an easement.

Crampton said the signs still need to be put up.

Gaver said Funkstown hasn’t had a Boy Scout troop in years, but is expected to have enough boys to start a troop in a year. The town has a Cub Scout pack — Pack 23, he said.

Gaver said he has signed up for training to become a merit badge counselor and assistant Scoutmaster.

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