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Williamsport Town Council briefs

August 13, 2012

Williamsport council eyes utility fee hike

WILLIAMSPORT — The town of Williamsport is considering increasing its utility connection fees.

The town’s planning and zoning commission recommended the increases. In a letter to the mayor and council, the commission said the town’s current utility connection fee of $1,000 “does not reflect present costs.”

The commission also decided the town should have different fees for residential and commercial connections.

The commission recommended as fees:

  • For residential connections: $3,200 for water and $3,400 for sewer.
  • For commercial connections: $4,000 for water and $4,000 for sewer.

The mayor and town council will hold a public hearing on the proposed increases Sept. 10 at 6:45 p.m. at Williamsport Town Hall.

State grant accepted to rehabilitate Doubleday Hill

WILLIAMSPORT — The town of Williamsport has accepted a grant of up to $23,160 from the state of Maryland to rehabilitate Doubleday Hill and for a self-guided tour of Civil War sites.

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The grant was from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

The Williamsport Town Council voted Monday to accept the grant.

Breast Cancer Awareness group to tie ribbons on meters

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Town Council on Monday gave Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley Inc. permission to tie pink ribbons on parking meters, utility poles and trees in town Oct. 8 to 12.

The pink ribbons, which will be along the town’s main thoroughfare, symbolize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Council grants Humane Society request for Pooch Plunge

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Town Council on Monday approved the Humane Society of Washington County’s request to hold a Pooch Plunge after the town has closed its pool for the season.

The event is a fundraiser for the Humane Society. Dogs are allowed to swim in the pool. Owners pay a fee for each dog that swims.

The Humane Society holds a Pooch Plunge each year at Hagerstown’s Potterfield Pool.

Deputy made two arrests in Williamsport in July

WILLIAMSPORT — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s resident deputy made two arrests in Williamsport in July, according to a report shared with the town council Monday.

The deputy issued two citations and nine warnings, and investigated four accidents.

The resident deputy, Carl D. Witmer, wrote in his report that he was out of town for eight days during the month for training.

— Andrew Schotz

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