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Boonsboro water to have fluoride

May 05, 1999

Town water to have flouride

Boonsboro's water will contain fluoride for the first time this summer, according to Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman.

Washington County Health Department representatives contacted him and said they were concerned about the water system's lack of fluoride, Kauffman said. He told them the town wanted to fluoridate the water but couldn't afford it.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Rural Health awarded the town a $50,000 grant through the local health department, according to Kauffman. He said the addition will ensure better oral health for the town's residents.

SHA wants Main Street renovation project phases combined

The State Highway Administration has recommended combining the two phases of Boonsboro's $2.2 million Main Street renovation project, according to Town Administrator Jake "Eldon" Jones. The recommendation is contingent on the governor's approval, he said. A public hearing will be held once the decision is final.

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Mayor hopes to get new post office

Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman is writing a letter to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Paul Sarbanes, D-Md., as well as Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., about acquiring a new post office.

Kauffman said a local Democratic club contacted him with concerns that the town's post office is too small to handle Boonsboro's growing population. The Town Council agreed Monday he should contact legislators.

Buffalo burgers to be offered at carnival

Buffalo burgers will be a new item served at the annual Boonsboro Rescue Company carnival, according to Capt. Mary Jane Blickenstaff.

"They're supposed to be good for you," she said. "They're low in cholesterol and fat." Company members tried the burgers and enjoyed them, according to Blickenstaff.

The annual event at Shafer Park will kickoff on May 28 and end June 5, she said. There will be musical entertainment twice daily at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. "This is probably the best carnival in the area," said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman.

Blickenstaff told the Town Council the rescue company still needs people to direct traffic for the weeklong event. The Washington County Sheriff's Department is providing two deputies for security each night, she said. "Hope to see you all there," she said.

Miss Poppy delivers paper flowers

Miss Poppy visited the Boonsboro Town Council on Monday night bearing a basket of crepe paper flowers.

Betty Hull, representing the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Boonsboro American Legion, introduced Kathryn Barger to the council at their regular monthly meeting. Each member of the council gave a donation, took a flower and wore it during the meeting.

The poppies are worn as a tribute to veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, according to Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman. Veterans with disabilities make the flowers using crepe paper and florists' wire.

The donations contribute to a national American Legion Auxiliary memorial campaign that raises more than $2 million for veteran's rehabilitation and welfare programs.

Barger, Boonsboro's Miss Poppy, will ride in the Boonsboro and Sharpsburg parades this year, according to Hull.

Group gives council new flags

A Woodsmen of the World representative presented the Boonsboro Town Council with brand new Maryland and American flags Monday. The town received two sets for indoor and outdoor use.

New member joins planning commission

Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman recommended Phil Aversa to the town's planning commission Monday. Aversa, a Kinsey Heights resident, replaces Peggy Mark and will fulfill the remaining four years of her term.

Crestview developer to upgrade water treatment facility

The Boonsboro Town Council approved a public works agreement Monday that requires the developer of Crestview to upgrade the Shafer Park water treatment facility. The agreement is subject to the review of the town's attorney.

G&R No. 8, the developer, agreed to expand the plant's capacity to provide 70 gallons per minute, according to council member Kevin Chambers. Under the agreement introduced Monday, the developer will bear the upgrade costs, including inspection, engineering and legal fees.

- Bruce Hamilton

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