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Boonsboro Town Council briefs

June 05, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

Council sets yard debris pickup limits for town


The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday established limits on how much the town will pick up as part of the residential collection of yard debris.

There was previously no limit for the weekly collection, Boonsboro Town Manager Jake Jones said.

That lack of a limit has caused problems, said Jones and Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr.

Instead of just leaving out a few small tree branches for collection some residents have left out entire trees, Kauffman said.

In other cases, residents have left out 20 to 30 bags of debris, some with stones and sod mixed inside, he said.

The council voted to limit collection to an eight-bag limit, with each bag weighing a maximum of 30 pounds. Brush should be no larger than 3 inches in diameter.

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Town to honor baseball team, others July 3


The Town of Boonsboro plans to honor the Boonsboro High School baseball team and others as part of its Independence Day celebration, Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said during the Town Council meeting on Monday night.

The celebration is scheduled for July 3 at Shafer Park. The festivities are to begin at 6 p.m. The fireworks will start at 9 p.m.

The high school's baseball team won the state championship on May 25.

The town will ask members of the baseball team, as well as local athletes who won state championships in track events, to attend the event so they can be recognized for their achievements, Kauffman said.

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.




Council agrees to donate $500 for baseball team


The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday night voted to give a $500 donation to the Boonsboro High School baseball team, which recently won the state championship.

Assistant Coach Brian Smith asked the town for money so something special can be done for the members of the team, such as getting rings for each one.

The rings may cost as much as $150 each, Smith said.




Mayor swears in re-elected Town Council members


Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. swore in his colleagues during Monday's meeting.

In the May 13 election, voters re-elected Assistant Mayor Howard Long and three incumbent council members.

Out of 1,200 eligible voters, 121 cast their ballots.

Long, who ran unopposed, was re-elected with 91 votes.

Incumbent Councilman Richard Hawkins received the most votes - 84 - of the council candidates.

Incumbent Raymond Grove received 77 votes.

Incumbent Gene Smith received 65 votes.

Challenger Ray Hoffman received 57 votes.




Town manager to get Main Street project update


Boonsboro Town Manager Jake Jones said at Monday night's Town Council meeting that the state's Main Street renovation project should be completed in September.

Jones said the state is more than 200 days into the project that is scheduled to last 300 days.

State officials are to give him an update on the project on Friday, he said.

The Main Street project is part of a program that began in 1996 as part of Gov. Parris Glendening's Smart Growth Initiative.




Planners next meeting delayed until June 10


The Boonsboro Planning Commission will not meet again until July 10 because of a scheduling conflict, Councilman Richard Gross said.

The Planning Commission can't meet July 3 because that date conflicts with the town's Independence Day celebration, Gross said.




Summer concert series held in Shafer Park


The town of Boonsboro and the Boonsboro Park Board will continue the summer concert series in Shafer Park on June 9 with a concert by the Boonsboro Middle School Jazz Band.

The band is directed by Michael Beeler. The public is invited to the free concert.

The concert series will be held through Aug. 25.

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