Boonsboro briefs

September 03, 1997

Trash contract approved

BOONSBORO - The mayor and Town Council on Tuesday night voted to award a three-year contract for the town's trash hauling to Waste Management of Shenandoah Valley.

The company was the lowest of three qualified bidders for the contract, with a bid of $261,626.40 for three years, including tipping fees, said Town Manager Jake Jones.

The other qualified bidders were BFI in Williamsport, which bid $387,986, and Just Made It of Dickerson, Md., which bid $294,619.68, according to Jones.


Two additional companies did not comply with bidding rules, he said.

The new annual rate of $87,208.80 will mean about $5,000 in savings over what the town paid Waste Management for the last year of service, said Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman.

Regular trash pickup days will continue to be Tuesdays and Fridays, Jones said.

Water system proceeds

BOONSBORO -The Boonsboro Mayor and Town Council voted Tuesday night to proceed with plans for a regional water system to serve Boonsboro and Keedysville.

The project - which calls for building filtration plants at the Warrenfeltz Spring in Boonsboro and well in Keedysville instead of a combined plant in the Crestview subdivision - is expected to be finished by next summer.

However, the two towns' officials still differ on a few points regarding the agreement, said Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman.

Boonsboro's attorney is calling for five people on the board while Keedysville officials want four members, Kauffman said.

Boonsboro officials also are insisting all customers pay the same rate for water usage, although Boonsboro users will pay a proportionally higher cost for operation, repairs and maintenance because the town has more customers, he said.

Crestview subdivision developers must build a filtration plant to serve the subdivision by June 12, 1998.

Trash pickup will be earlier

BOONSBORO - Trash pickup in town will start at 4 a.m. Saturday because of Boonesborough Days, said Town Manager Jake Jones.

Jones advised residents to put their trash out before going to bed on Friday to make sure their trash is picked up.

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