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Funkstown briefs

September 12, 2011

Humane society officials to discuss dog park
Officials from the Humane Society of Washington County are expected at the Oct. 10 meeting of the Funkstown Town Council to discuss the proposal for a dog park at Funkstown Community Park, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Monday.
Humane society officials were expected to attend Monday night’s town council meeting, but instead will come in October, she said.
A Funkstown resident proposed the idea of a dog park during the town’s July meeting.

Crosswalk across Baltimore Street slated for improvements
The Maryland State Highway Administration will be improving the crosswalk across Baltimore Street, near the doughboy statue in October, Funkstown Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said during Monday night’s town meeting.
The improvements are related to the Americans with Disabilities Act and handicap accessibility, Crampton said.

Police watching for stop sign violations
Funkstown Councilman Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. said police have been patrolling and watching intersections where there have been concerns about drivers cutting through town and not coming 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 the town’s August meeting.
Rodgers said in August that the problem has been occurring along Cemetery and Green streets where they intersect Antietam Street.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to hold rally
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is holding a rally day Sunday, which is National Back to Church Sunday, church council member Barry Warrenfeltz told the Funkstown Town Council during Monday night’s meeting.
Residents of the town and surrounding area are invited to enjoy food, fellowship and games after Sunday’s service, Warrenfeltz said. Information about Sunday school will be provided.

— Julie E. Greene

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