Boonsboro briefs 1/3

January 04, 2001

Boonsboro briefs 1/3

BOONSBORO - People who want to pay tribute to a loved one or honor someone can do so by helping to pay for one of the town's new pedestrian lights, town officials said Tuesday night.

The town is buying 22 new lights for $14,520 to complement the Main Street streetscape project. The concrete bases for the lights will cost at least $660 each, said Town Manager Jake Jones.

People can have a small plaque installed on a light base for $1,500, Jones said. Two of the light bases at the square are doubles so it will cost $2,500 for a plaque on a double light.

Plaques will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Town officials said the plaques are similar to those in Clear Spring.

The money will help pay for the new lights, but won't quite cover the town's total expense of buying and installing the lights, Jones said.


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to accept a $3,785 bid for a new garage and personnel door for the town's maintenance garage.

The existing garage door is in bad shape and is a safety hazard, Town Manager Jake Jones said.

Jones got two bids, but one firm didn't follow bid specifications.

The other, Overhead Door Co. of Hagerstown, won the bid.

A personnel door was needed because there is little room to enter the side door because of vehicles parked inside.

Jones did not know how long it would take to have the new door installed.

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted 6-0 on Tuesday night to buy a new dump truck for $49,011.

The F550 diesel dump truck comes with a salt spreader, a trailer hitch and a 9-foot snow plow, said Town Manager Jake Jones.

The transmission in the town's old dump truck was wearing out, Jones said.

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to reappoint three members to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Reappointed to four-year terms were Steve Jamison, Sara Sweeney and Gary Phillips, according to Town Manager Jake Jones.

The board has six members.

BOONSBORO - The Washington County Commissioners will come to Boonsboro March 27 for the annual tax rebate meeting.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the community center in Shafer Park.

BOONSBORO - Work on the $3.6 million streetscape project in Boonsboro is on hold until spring, Town Manager Jake Jones said Tuesday night.

Crews decided to leave curbs and sidewalks along Main Street intact for now because it is too cold to pour new concrete, Jones said.

The project began in mid-October.

Since work is on hold, Jones said, he would see if crews could move back the orange and white construction barrels on Alternate U.S. 40 near Md. 66. The barrels eliminated a left turn lane onto Md. 66.

The Herald-Mail Articles