NEW WINDSOR - Councilwoman Rebecca H. Harman asked the Town Council to sign a letter to the state asking for the demolition of a house at the corner of Main Street and Route 75.

Trucks have difficulty making the sharp turn at that corner, Harman said at Wednesday's council session.

The state purchased the house several months ago. Currently abandoned, its removal would enable highway engineers to widen the corner and help with an unwieldy traffic problem, she added.

"A bypass would really help our situation, although one isn't even in the plans, " said Harman. "The turn at the next corner, one block away, is just as difficult."

Harman also will send copies of the letter to Sen. Charles H. Smelser and Delegate Donald B. Elliott.

"I hate to see that house go, but it needs to be removed," said Mayor James C. Carlisle.

In other town business: * Pipe Creek Jaycees will sponsor a "Design a Town Flag" contest.

Anyone may submit an entry on an 18-by-24-inch poster by Feb. 2. Council will award a $50 savings bond to the winner.

* Catherine Martin, president of the Carroll County Chapter Life Members Club of the Telephone Pioneers, donated handcrafted hug-a-bears to the state police and the town fire department.

* Council authorized whatever money necessary to repair flow valves at the town's two lift stations. Councilman Everett R. Ecker said only three of four compressors are working, and one of those is having problems.

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