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Town council discusses resolutions

By Staff | Dec 31, 2010

New Year’s Eve elicits thinking about resolutions for the upcoming year.

Mayor Jim Auxer and the town council look forward to accomplishing many things in the new year.

“Lots of good stuff going on,” Auxer said.

Construction on the new town hall is on schedule. The roof is on and dry wall was put in this week.

“It will be ready to be occupied sometime in April or May,” Auxer said.

Frank Welch, director of public works, was also on hand to discuss plans for the upcoming year.

“The renovations to the sewer plant are almost complete. Once that is finished, the town will be exceeding the Chesapeake Bay nitrous and phosphorous removal expectations,” he said.

Public Works will also remove an old water tank on Route 45 and erect a new one in its place.

Plans are being made to mill and pave several new streets. A study will be conducted in the spring and the work will be done throughout the summer months, Welch said.

“We’ve got to get this town spiffed up for the big party,” Auxer said with a cheerful smile, referring to the town’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Also, to increase pedestrian safety, improvements to the sidewalks and curbs will need to be done.

Another large undertaking will be to try and find enough volunteers to fill the current vacancies:

Board of Appeals needs one committee member. They meet on an as-needed basis.

Parks and Recreation Committee needs one more member. They meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

Shepherdstown Historic District Landmarks Commission needs one more member. They meet the second Monday of each month, 7 p.m., at Town Hall.

Water and Sanitary Board needs one more member. They meet the last Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m, at Town Hall.

The Mayor and town council also “wishes good health and safety for everyone.”

For more information visit shepherdstown.us, or call 304-876-2312.