Boonsboro briefs

May 08, 2002|BY TARA REILLY

Deputy says major crimes down in town

Washington County Sheriff's deputies reported 100 complaints in Boonsboro in April, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said at Monday night's Town Council meeting.

The town has two resident deputies, Deputy 1st Class James Clay and Deputy Jeff Hewett.

The town had one juvenile arrest and two adult arrests and more than 50 traffic citations and warnings.

Hewett said the town averages about 100 complaints a month and that major crimes in the town are down.

"It's just pretty much routine right now," Hewett said.

Council to donate $500 to resurface courts

The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to give $500 for the resurfacing of tennis courts at Boonsboro High School.

The tennis team is trying to raise funds for the renovations. A preliminary cost estimate indicated the renovations would cost $10,864. The team's coach said another cost estimate may be less.

Independence Day to be celebrated July 3

Boonsboro will hold its Independence Day celebration on July 3 at Shafer Park beginning at 6 p.m.

The fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

The Town Council said the event will be noncommercial, and vendors will not be invited to sell commercial products.

About 1,000 people attended the event last year. The rain date is July 5.

Town to buy an 18-foot flatbed equipment trailer

The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to buy an 18-foot flatbed equipment trailer from a private seller for $1,600.

The trailer is a 1999 model, Town Planner Jake Jones said.

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