Smithsburg Town Council asked to sponsor bicycle race
SMITHSBURG — Smithsburg Town Council members were asked Tuesday night to become sponsors for next year's Tour of Washington County bicycle race.
Part of the race, which is on Father's Day weekend in June, will be in Smithsburg, officials said at a town council meeting.
Event spokesman Joseph Jefferson said he was open to whatever the town could give, but suggested $500 or $1,000.
Council members said they would take it into consideration.
Jefferson inquired whether the town could be a sponsor since bicyclists in the race support businesses in town, Town Manager Betsy Martin said.
The fourth year of the tour was held in the county this summer and included events in Hagerstown, Smithsburg, Boonsboro and Williamsport.
Police chief reports on cleanup of property
SMITHSBURG — Smithsburg Police Chief George Knight told Smithsburg Town Council members Tuesday night that progress is being made on cleaning up a property on North C and P Lane.
In August, Knight told council members he had written a letter to a man at the house about cleaning up the property.
Conditions at the property were "deplorable" and included 55-gallon drums sitting around along with tires and a junk car, Knight said at the time.
Knight said Tuesday night he has talked to the man and the man is working on it "bit by bit."
Council accepts bids on air-conditioning unit, traffic signals
SMITHSBURG — Smithsburg Town Council members accepted bids Tuesday night to replace an air-conditioning unit in Town Hall and traffic signals at the intersection of Main and Water streets.
The bid for the air-conditioning unit was $5,466 and the bid for the traffic signals was $6,350, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said.
The money for the expenditures is coming from a grant, Myers said.