Funkstown Town Council briefs

March 22, 2012

Assistant mayor post, town council seats up for election

FUNKSTOWN — The assistant mayoral post and three Funkstown Town Council seats are up for election in the town’s May 7 election, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said this week.

In addition to Assistant Mayor Sharon Chirgott’s seat, the council seats of Kim Ramer, John Phillips III, and Robert “Bobby” Rodgers Jr. will be up for election, Haynes said.

Chirgott filed to run for assistant mayor on Monday, Haynes said.

The deadline to file for candidacy at Town Hall is April 9, Haynes said.

The only pay or benefit the assistant mayor and council members receive is the minimum water amount, $41.23, off their quarterly water and sewer bills, according to an email from Haynes.


All four positions are for four-year terms.

The deadline to register to vote for the election is April 2, Haynes said.

Town residents who are registered to vote through the Washington County Election Board are automatically registered with the town, Haynes said.

To be eligible to register to vote in the Funkstown election, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old and a Funkstown resident at the time of the election.

Candidates must meet the same requirements as voters, as well as be a registered voter, Haynes said.

St. Paul’s official asks for water hookup exemption

FUNKSTOWN — An official with St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Funkstown asked the Funkstown Town Council this week if it would exempt the church from a hookup cost for a 4-inch water line that would supply a sprinkler system.

The fellowship hall at the 24 E. Baltimore St. church is about to undergo a $1.3 million renovation that will include a sprinkler system.

Barry Warrenfeltz, chairman of the church’s building and property committees, asked the council Monday night if it would forgo the benefit fee, but said the church would pay for materials and labor for the hookup.

Town officials decided to table the matter until they could get more information about the work needed and associated costs.

The benefit fee is based on the size of the water line, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Tuesday.

Battle re-enactment planning meeting set for April 18

FUNKSTOWN — A planning meeting for July’s Battle of Funkstown re-enactment will be held April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Funkstown fire hall, Councilman John Phillips III said Monday night during a town council meeting.

The event will be held July 20-22, largely at Funkstown Community Park.

Yard-waste pickup to start April 3

FUNKSTOWN — Yard-waste pickup for Funkstown residents will begin April 3 and continue through Nov. 27, according to an email Monday from Funkstown Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes.

Yard waste is to be set out Monday nights so it can be picked up on Tuesday mornings.

— Julie E. Greene

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