Funkstown Town Council briefs

August 22, 2011

Dinner and program to commemorate Sept. 11 attacks

FUNKSTOWN — St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Funkstown American Legion Post 211 are holding a spaghetti dinner and special program on Sunday, Sept. 11, to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The deadline to get tickets, which cost $6, is Sept. 5, church council member Barry Warrenfeltz told Funkstown's mayor and council during Monday night's council meeting. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays at the church or at the legion.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the American Legion, dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Charlotte Miller at 301-733-2678.

Scouts to meet at Town Hall during church renovation
FUNKSTOWN — The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts troops that use St. Paul's Lutheran Church can use the upstairs at Funkstown Town Hall while the church is being renovated.

The Funkstown Town Council voted 5-0 Monday night to grant the groups permission to use the upstairs. Town Councilman John Phillips III was absent.

Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said the groups can use the upstairs as long as it doesn't cause a conflict with town meetings. There have been concerns about noise upstairs during town meetings, town officials said.

Councilman Richard L. Gaver brought the Scouts' request to the council.

Old Tyme Christmas meeting set for Aug. 31
FUNKSTOWN — The first meeting to plan for Olde Tyme Christmas in Funkstown will be at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Town Councilman Richard L. Gaver's home, Gaver announced during Monday night's Town Council meeting.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting may call Gaver at 301-739-4212. Anyone interested in helping, but who cannot make the meeting, may email Gaver at

More signs and fines suggested to curb traffic problem
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Councilman Robert "Bobby" Rodgers Jr. suggested additional signs or doubling of fines to curb a traffic problem in which drivers cutting through town don't come to a complete stop at stop signs.

A citizen complained about the traffic situation at the town's July meeting and Rodgers revisited the issue during Monday night's council meeting.

Rodgers said the problem has been occurring along Cemetery and Green streets where they intersect Antietam Street.

Tree branch evaluation to be completed next week
FUNKSTOWN — An evaluation of tree branches affecting traffic safety in Funkstown will be completed next week so officials can determine where trimming is needed, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said during Monday's Town Council meeting.

Trees that are in the town's right of way and are causing a traffic hazard will be trimmed, he said.

Officials to review budget for fixing water breaks
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown officials will review the town's budget for repairing water breaks during the September meeting of the Town Council, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said.

The budget has been spent on water breaks this summer, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said after Monday night's Town Council meeting.

Haynes said she didn't have all the bills in yet so she didn't have a total cost.

Two of the breaks were on Frederick Road this month and the other was at High Street and Hebb Road in June, town officials said. The breaks were caused by a failed pipe, failed valve and failed fitting.

Councilman cautions residents about thefts
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown Councilman Richard L. Gaver cautioned residents about thefts that have occurred on High Street recently.

During Monday night's Town Council meeting, Gaver cautioned residents about leaving items outside.

In one instance, two motorcycle helmets were stolen and in another incident, fishing gear was stolen from the back of a pickup truck, he said.

Appreciation expressed for help with hailstorm cleanup
FUNKSTOWN — Assistant Mayor Sharon Chirgott and Town Councilman Robert "Bobby" Rodgers Jr. expressed their appreciation Monday night for those who helped clean up after last Thursday's hailstorm.

After the Town Council meeting, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said town employee Jeff Smith cleaned up tree limbs and Clean-A-Lot swept the streets.

Humane Society officials to talk about do park proposal
FUNKSTOWN — Humane Society of Washington County officials are expected at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Funkstown Town Council to discuss the proposal for a dog park at Funkstown Community Park.

A Funkstown resident proposed the idea during the town's July meeting.

Front of Town Hall painted
FUNKSTOWN — The front of Town Hall was painted recently, Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said.

Dale Ford Construction did the work for about $6,000, town officials said.

Crampton said the area in front of Town Hall needs some landscaping and a new flagpole, but there isn't money in the budget for either.


— Julie E. Greene

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