WESTERNPORT - The second reading and approval for a new ordinance came from the Westernport Council members at the Monday evening government meeting, and it dealt with citizens who may have unpaid trash collection bills.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
WESTERNPORT - The second reading and approval for a new ordinance came from the Westernport Council members at the Monday evening government meeting, and it dealt with citizens who may have unpaid trash collection bills.
Town attorney Michael Llewellyn gave the particulars of ordinance 12-3-18, which is part of Westernport’s solid waste rules.
He said the new ordinance would allow “Westernport to place a lien against the property” of those not keeping the trash collection bill current.
Llewellyn said the lien would be like what happens when property taxes are not paid.
The first reading of ordinance 12-3-18 was passed in early December, and that vote and the one on Monday evening received the unanimous go-ahead from the council members.
In other business, Judy Hamilton, police commissioner, gave a report showing that the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department has recently showed “more police action in town.”
She added the police presence has resulted in several drug busts and numerous traffic infractions.
A local citizen asked what the update was on the “major police action” for Westernport that was recently reported in local newspapers.
Mayor Jackson said that the law enforcement officers continue to be in the community, and “are not always dressed in police uniforms.”
He said that the ongoing investigations are continuing because the law enforcement “are going after the big guys.”
Prior to the start of the council meeting a public hearing was held to give the update on the Spruce Street Wall Project.
Jackson reported that the project is, “Ninety percent completed.”