Charlestown doesn't have its own police department.
Instead they contract with the Cecil Sheriff's Office for police coverage.
But according to newly installed signs the town does have officers of their own.
Large rocks have been installed at Long Point on the beach adjacent to the Stone Wharf Pier. It was a months long revetment project which was completed and then fine-tuned. Now, in an effort to keep people out of that area, signs have been placed telling people to keep away from the rocks and urging them to report violators to The Charlestown Police Department. The listed phone number will actually connect callers with the Charlestown town hall. Town administrator Wib Pumpaly said that the signs are not a misprint. That was done intentionally.
In other business from Charlestown:
• The long awaited sidewalk installation project in Charlestown is underway. Crews began working in the town on August 8. Town officials don't know the completion date. But they do have concerns that the sidewalk won't be installed in two areas.
"One property owner would not sign a waiver. The other is a condemned property," said Pumpaly. "That means there will be a 200 foot piece at the most dangerous curve where they won't put sidewalks," he said. He is also contacting State Highway and elected officials to get that resolved.
• Charlestown now owns a used backhoe which was only in service for 75 hours. That backhoe will be used for tasks such as installing pipes and cleaning beaches. The town also ordered a grappling attachment for the backhoe. Those operating the new machine will do so in comfort. The Kubota 660 has an AM/FM radio, and enclosed cab, as well as heat and air conditioning.
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