There have been several concerns raised about the new pedestrian lighting on Main Street. The Mayor and Council have had many conversations with residents and on Saturday, March 14th a test of several options for the lights were tested on South Main Street. Stemming from that test, lights will be dealt with individually. Dimmers will be installed to lessen the brightness of the lights where needed. Also, the lights may be directed in different directions where needed. Currently, the newly lit lights on North Main Street are being put through a “30-day burn”, during which the lights are left on and being tested for any problems. Lastly, some of the overhead gooseneck street lights, where no longer needed, will be removed once the SHA Main Street project is complete.
The Meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Town of Keedysville, in compliance with the Maryland Open Meeting Law and the Emergency Ordinance of the Town regarding Open Meeting Compliance, will be streamed via the Town’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, June 3rd, commencing at 7:00p.m. No in-person attendance will be permitted at the meetings until further notice of the Mayor and Council. Any comments or concerns regarding the Meeting, action taken or proposed action should be submitted in writing by regular or priority mail, email or hand delivery to Richard Bishop, Town Administrator, P.O. Box 359, Keedysville, MD 21756 or via email to email@example.com. Said comments will be made part of the Minutes of the Meeting.
In order to improve the quality of life in Keedysville and increase the safety of our streets, the Mayor & Council of Keedysville will be asking the Washington County Sheriff’s Department to increase patrols within the town. Among the infractions they will be focusing on are:
- Failing to make a complete stop at stop signs;
- Parking in No Parking zones
- Parking too close to fire hydrants
- Patrols will also be on the lookout for any illegal activity
Please be considerate and observe all traffic laws.
The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), acting on a directive from the U.S. EPA, has directed the counties of Maryland to work with the local jurisdictions to develop a plan to reduce the introduction of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment into the local waterways, thereby ultimately reducing these elements in the Chesapeake Bay. You can help! Keedysville will receive credits toward these reductions for efforts by homeowners, i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, etc. If you currently use these practices on your property, or if you install them at some point in the future, please contact Town Hall. For educational materials from MDE, please go to http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Marylander/outreach/Pages/MDEEducation.aspx. The MDE plan is located at: www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Water/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/Pages/FINAL_PhaseII_WIPDocument_Main.aspx.
Please report any theft or any suspicious activity to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department (240-313-2100). We have a safe and peaceful community and would like to see it remain that way.