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Funkstown briefs

November 15, 2011

Town council votes to buy new pickup truck
FUNKSTOWN — The Funkstown Town Council voted 4-0 Monday night to put a $12,000 down payment on a new pickup truck for the town’s maintenance supervisor, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said.
Town officials have $24,000 budgeted for the $30,000 pickup truck, Haynes said Tuesday. The town has been approved for a three-year loan for the truck, which has a snow-plow blade.
Haynes said the loan details were still being worked out, but she expected the town to receive the truck by the end of next week.
The town will advertise for sealed bids for the older pickup, a 1997 Chevy with a snow-plow blade, Haynes said.
Assistant Mayor Sharon Chirgott and Councilman Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. were absent from the meeting, Haynes said.

Town officials hear presentation on dog park
FUNKSTOWN — Paul Miller, the executive director of The Humane Society of Washington County, discussed dog parks with Funkstown officials Monday night during a town council meeting, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said.
Miller presented information and talked about other dog parks and how such parks work, Haynes said Tuesday.
During the town’s July meeting, a Funkstown resident proposed the idea of having a dog park at Funkstown Community Park.
Haynes said town officials did not say when they would discuss the idea again or when they would make a decision about whether to have a dog park in town.

Joint meeting set with Washington County Commissioners
FUNKSTOWN — Funkstown’s Town Council and mayor will have a joint meeting with the Washington County Board of Commissioners at Funkstown Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said this week.

— Julie E. Greene

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