Boonsboro briefs

November 02, 1998

Council will help with ball field lights

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Council on Monday agreed to help the South Mountain Little League put lights on its Monroe Road field next season.

The little league will borrow the money through the council in order to get a lower interest rate.

The council may donate money toward the interest payments, but the little league will be responsible for paying back the principal, said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

"We're here to help you. Sixty percent of the children in the little league are from the town," Kauffman said.

The lights will cost $39,000.

Earlier this month, little league officials turned over financial statements to show they can pay back the money over 10 years.


The little league will draft a proposal for the council to vote on next month, said league President Glenn Mann.

Town ends year with $122,000 surplus

BOONSBORO - The town of Boonsboro ended its budget year with a $122,000 surplus, said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

But that money was quickly spent on park equipment, a park bridge, storm drain work and a new police cruiser, he said.

Revenues were $778,000 and expenses were $656,000. The general fund has eight months worth of operating expenses, which auditors said was "very, very healthy," Kauffman said.


Peg Beeler named to Parks Commission

BOONSBORO - Peg Beeler was named to the Boonsboro Parks Commission on Monday.

Beeler replaces Bobby Phillips, who passed away last month, said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.


Christmas program to feature storyteller

BOONSBORO - Storyteller Crystal Brown will be featured at the Boonsboro Free Library Board's annual Christmas program Dec. 5.

Show times are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Community Center in Shafer Memorial Park.

The show is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Tickets are free and will be available at the Boonsboro Library after Nov. 10. For more information, call the library at 301-432-5723.


Signs to be cleaned at Shafer Memorial Park

BOONSBORO - Entrance signs at Shafer Memorial Park have been taken down to be cleaned.

Cedar Lawn Memorial Park Inc. will restore and protect the signs at a cost of $790, said Town Manager Jake Jones.

The signs probably have not been cleaned since the park was dedicated in the late 1930s, said Councilman Richard Gross.


Parking may be restricted on St. Paul St.

BOONSBORO - Parking on St. Paul Street will probably have to be restricted to one side of the street, said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

Emergency crews have a hard time navigating the narrow road when cars are parked on both sides, he said.

The neighbors are being surveyed to find the best solution. Parking may be alternated from side to side or restricted on one side at all times, he said.

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