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By HEATHER KEELS | January 16, 2008
New site might offer online bill paying WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport residents might eventually be able to pay their utility bills online on a new town Web site expected to go live within a month, Williamsport Mayor James G. McCleaf II said Monday. The town is paying Hagerstown designer Eric Kuczynski $1,500 to construct a new site to replace the limited home page the town has now, McCleaf said. The new site also will feature links to local businesses and organizations, the town newsletter, a calendar, and copies of the town's charter, ordinances, and Town Council agendas and minutes, Kuczynski said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | January 16, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Williamsport's Town Council is discussing whether to shift to a town manager system of government, which would take power away from the mayor and give the council greater input in hiring and firing matters. The idea came up at a Town Council meeting Monday night when Town Councilman Earle R. Pereschuk said he would like the town to require a vote before any town employee may be fired. "Some of the employees are afraid if they're going to have their jobs the next day," Pereschuk said.
NEWS
May 25, 1999
Week of May 23, 1949 Hagerstown policemen are going to replace burned out bulbs in traffic lights here and city bus drivers are going to help spot the burned out bulbs. The plan was proposed by Police Commissioner M.E. Ellinger. Captain of Police Max Rickard ordered the plan to be carried out this weekend. Some East End boys have developed an interesting racket. They loaf around the edges of Municipal Golf Course waiting for golfers to plunk balls into the brush surrounding the course.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | May 14, 2008
SMITHSBURG - Newcomer Donnie Souders Jr. was enthusiastically elected to the Smithsburg Town Council Tuesday along with incumbents Shirley D. Aurand and Jerome Martin, election officials said. Souders, who moved to Smithsburg two years ago, received 125 votes, the most out of the four candidates who ran for the three open seats, said Kaye Duncan, chairman of the town's election board. Aurand was next with 104, followed by Martin with 101. Debbie Mooney lost her bid for a council seat, receiving a total of 82 votes, Duncan said.
NEWS
January 4, 2000
Council passes public works ordinance SMITHSBURG - The Town Council passed a public works ordinance and a supplemental budget ordinance Tuesday that will take effect Jan. 24. The budget measure allows the council to spend approximately $54,000 of last year's overages on projects this year, according to council member James Cunningham III. Last month, the council tried to pass the ordinance as an emergency measure with three council...
NEWS
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 7, 2006
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Hedgesville Councilwoman Cheryl Young said she was told by her husband not to arrive home from her regular meeting Wednesday evening as the municipality's new mayor. She didn't, but no one else did, either. The town council did not receive any nominations to consider for the post that was vacated by Charles E. Mason last month. And none of the elected or appointed officials present at Naylor Hall Memorial Library expressed an interest, either. "Who knows?
NEWS
January 7, 1997
By FRANCA LEWIS Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - A raise in pay may be in store for the Williamsport mayor and council. Mayor John Slayman recommended the salary increases, saying it had been 13 years since the town's part-time leaders had been granted raises. Slayman recommended increasing the mayor's salary to $3,000 a year from $1,800; the assistant mayor's salary to $2,200 a year from $1,200; and each of the five council member's salaries to $1,700 a year from $1,000.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | January 31, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown may be a small town, but there's a lot of thinking going on. So much so, that town officials have discussed making the mayor's job a full-time paid position or creating some sort of full-time executive position. Mayor Lance Dom discussed the idea during the Jan. 22 town council meeting. Dom said he thinks a full-time mayor position or other type of paid position is needed to examine long-range issues. One of the issues Dom said he has been studying recently is how the town's water rates are structured.
NEWS
By DAVID McMILLION | June 6, 2008
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. -- Shepherdstown's former zoning officer, who was dismissed from his position and who this week lost his bid to become mayor, has filed civil action against the town and Mayor Lance Dom over his termination, according to court records. John E. Mathews III alleges in the case filed May 30 in Jefferson County Circuit Court that the town allowed Mayor Lance Dom to decide on his own and without further authority to dismiss Mathews from his job. The action was in violation of the town's charter, Mathews alleges.
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