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Sykesville to put stop to ignored signs

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Sykesville motorists beware: Obey the town stop signs or face a fine.

At the town council meeting last week, Mayor Kenneth W. Clark read an anonymous letter from a Central Avenue resident who complained that drivers are not obeying street stop signs.

"It seems as if the signs are becoming a suggestion, rather than a requirement that we are going to enforce to the letter," said Mayor Clark.

Police Chief Wallace P. Mitchell reported that his staff had written three citations for failure to obey the signs on one morning of monitoring.

"This is a warning to the community," said the mayor. "We are looking for you to stop."

Public works crews will make sure lines are repainted at each intersection where the signs are posted, the mayor said.

FIRE

* Sykesville: Firefighters from the Sykesville station responded to a fire alarm in the 7500 block of Main St. at 12:46 p.m. yesterday. They were out for 16 minutes.

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