Town passes new ordinance regarding vehicular weight
WILLIAMSPORT — The town has repealed its previous ordinance regulating vehicular weight and passed a new one, making minor changes.
The new ordinance prohibits trucks with a gross vehicle weight of at least 26,000 pounds from traveling along Conococheague Street between Potomac Street and Sunset Avenue.
The ordinance states that frequent heavy-truck traffic through the town wears down and tears up the streets.
Certain vehicles, such as emergency vehicles and school buses, are exempt from the ordinance.
A violation can lead to a fine of as much as $500. The fine would drop to $100 if it is paid within 30 days.
Sheriff’s office responds to 125 complaints in Williamsport in December
WILLIAMSPORT — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 125 complaints in Williamsport in December under a resident deputy agreement.
One person was arrested, according to a summary shared with the Williamsport Town Council on Monday.
Five citations and 11 warnings were issued.
The town gave a plaque to Deputy 1st Class Carl Witmer, who is assigned to the town, for his work organizing a Dec. 22 Christmas dinner for needy families.
Witmer thanked Donnie Stotelmyer, the town’s clerk/treasurer, for helping with the event.
Witmer wrote in a letter to the town that 13 families received “gifts and happiness.”
Extra food was donated to the Holly Place group home for senior citizens in Hagerstown.
Use of park for religious activities questioned
WILLIAMSPORT — Town resident Walter Williams asked town officials on Monday if religious and political activities are prohibited at Byron Memorial Park. Williams said former Mayor John W. Slayman told him that.
The question came up in light of a request by Rehoboth United Methodist Church, which wants to hold a public worship service in the park on Mother’s Day.
The town council didn’t act on the request Monday because of a question about a possible conflict with another event.