The state of Maryland has given its approval for the town of Accident to acquire speed radar signs.
The signs have been ordered, and they will be installed at the same site as the speed limit signs, according to Mayor Richard Carlson during the Dec. 9 town council meeting.
Road safety has been a recurring theme at council sessions, particularly after July 1, when numerous individuals voiced their worries.
Aside from that:
• Lt. Colt Ruby of the Garrett County Sheriff’s Office delivered the town of Accident’s November statistics.
“There was nothing to be concerned about,” he said. “It was a rather routine month, so I don’t have much to report.”
Three patrols, a bench warrant, community policing, four processes served, a protection order, and a tobacco violation were among the 11 occurrences reported by Ruby.
• Pam Schroth reported that the town hall’s cookie and bake sale on Dec. 4 was a success.
“First and foremost, thank you for having it here,” she said. “Everyone appeared to believe everything went off without a hitch. Instead of traveling up to the Drane House, it was simpler to get in and out of here. We had a wonderful range of cookies, and it appeared like everyone enjoyed them.”
The USDA funding for the wastewater treatment facility have finally been deposited, according to notification. A total of $126,000 will be paid out, with $10,000 going to Thrasher and $100,000 to the contractor. This brings the project to an end.
• A new town employee is still being sought. So yet, just a few applications have been received.
• The town’s Christmas decoration contest will be judged.
• Work on installing an Interactive Teller Machine at First People’s Community Federal Credit Union is still underway.
The next meeting of the town council is scheduled for 7 p.m. On Thursday, January 13th,