Boonsboro briefs 4/2

April 02, 2002|BY TARA REILLY

Tennis coach seeks funding to repair school's courts

The tennis coach at Boonsboro High School is asking area businesses to donate money to the team to help pay for repairs to the school's six tennis courts.

Coach Wayne Lowery asked the Boonsboro Town Council for a donation at Monday's meeting.

Lowery said repairs would cost $10,845. He said the courts, which are between 25 and 27 years old, are cracked and in disrepair.

He said he hopes to raise enough to pay for a new seal coat, two coats of paint and repainted lines.

"It's going to take 305 gallons of sealer to do all six courts," Lowery said.

He said the sealer would cost $3,300.

Lowery said the courts aren't scheduled to be repaired by the Washington County Board of Education for four or five years, if money is available.


He said he put in a request to Dennis McGee, the School Board's director of facilities management, but hasn't received a response.

Councilman Richard Hawkins recommended that the Town Council delay a donation until it finds out how much the team will receive from the Boonsboro Booster Club.

Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said the Town Council will discuss a donation at next month's meeting.

Town invited to attend School Board's budget presentation

The Boonsboro Town Council received a letter from the Washington County Board of Education asking the town to attend tonight's fiscal year 2003 budget presentation to the Washington County Board of Commissioners.

The public hearing will be at 7 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater.

Council asked to attend Little League's opening day

The South Mountain Little League has asked the Boonsboro Town Council to attend opening day on April 13 at 9 a.m. at the South Mountain Little League Complex.

Curb installation helps keep Main Street renovation on track

Boonsboro Town Manager Jake Jones said the state's renovation of the town's Main Street area is on track.

"Things seem to be moving along pretty good," Jones said.

State crews will begin putting in curbs along a portion of Main Street, he said.

New zoning considered to allow townhouses, condominiums

The Boonsboro Town Council is considering creating a new zoning designation that would allow townhouses, apartment buildings and condominiums in certain parts of town, Town Attorney William C. Wantz said.

The town introduced at Monday night's meeting a text amendment that would create the new zoning designation. The designation would become part of the town's zoning ordinance.

A public hearing is scheduled on the proposed amendment on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shafer Park Community Center.

Planning Commission to meet Wednesday at Town Hall

The Boonsboro Planning Commission will hold a meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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