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Council backs renovation plans

February 03, 1999

The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to support Beth O. Lowery's application for state funds to acquire and renovate two Main Street properties.

Lowery, owner of Town Center Sub & Pizza, plans to build a restaurant/pub and office/residence at 1 and 5-7 S. Main St. She has requested $175,000 under the Neighborhood Business Development Program.

Heather B's Pub would create 10 jobs and retain 25, according to Lowery's application.

Councilman Ray Grove said Lowery would make a good owner of the properties. The pub will "be an asset to the town," he said. "Beth's going to do this thing right."

Town gets several citations

Maryland Occupational and Safety Hazard Administration representatives recently gave Boonsboro several citations, according to Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman.

All but two of the citations have been addressed and the others are "very minor," he said. In order to fix the other problems, the Town Council agreed Monday to hire Priority One for $975.

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The company will provide safety assessments, written certification and training. It is the only available business that provides the required service, according to council members.

Parking problem targeted

Boonsboro's parking problem on St. Paul Street will be resolved, but "resident only" signs will not be used, Town Manager Jake Jones said Monday.

Jones said he spoke with a deputy who told him "resident only" signs would be too hard to enforce. "He thought we might be opening ourselves up for other residents to ask for the same thing," Jones said.

Jones said "no parking" signs will be erected on both sides of the street and the curb will be painted red. Speed limit and "hidden drive" signs will be installed.

 

Town to advertise for audit contract

Boonsboro will advertise a three-year contract for financial audit service. The bids will be due by Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in town hall.

Truck tires bought for $213.98

The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to spend $213.98 on two BF Goodrich tires for truck No. 2. Town Manager Jake Jones shopped around, gathering four bids by phone.

Sam's Club sells the tires installed and balanced for $106.99 each, Jones said. That was the cheapest price, he said.

Residents urged to support firefighter

Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kaufman urged residents Monday to write letters of encouragement to Scott Mullendore, a 23-year-old firefighter who was severely injured in a car accident on Jan. 10.

Mullendore, who remains in a Baltimore hospital, has had several operations, Town Manager Jake Jones said. "They moved him out of intensive care into his own room," he said.

Mullendore gave a "thumbs up" on a video played during the weekend firefighter's banquet, Jones said. Kaufman asked people to support Mullendore in his time of need.

"We're going to stand behind Scott the whole way," the mayor said.

- Bruce Hamilton

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