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Boonsboro town council briefs for 7/2

July 02, 2002

Council considers banning pets at park


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Park Board wants the Boonsboro Town Council to ban pets at Shafer Park because owners are not cleaning up after their animals, Councilman Richard Hawkins said Monday.

Hawkins is the council's liaison on the Park Board.

Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said he has always opposed a ban on pets at the park but after recently seeing people not clean up after their pets, he has changed his position on the matter.

Only a few people bring bags with them when they take their pets to the park, Town Manager Jake Jones said.

The Town Council will discuss the issue at next month's meeting.




Council awards contract to Va. firm


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday awarded a $49,100 contract for downtown revitalization work.

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The contract was awarded to Mary Means & Associates Inc. of Alexandria, Va.

The company will suggest ways to increase the amount of activity in downtown Boonsboro, town officials said.

The company will hold workshops where residents and businesses can make suggestions about how downtown can be improved, town officials said.

The contract will be paid for with town funds and a $25,000 state grant. The town received the grant in December.




Library to get new air conditioning unit


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday awarded a $2,375 contract to replace the air conditioning unit at the Boonsboro library.

The contract was awarded to R W Harrell Pump Service Inc. of Smithsburg.

The current unit stopped working in June, Boonsboro Town Manager Jake Jones said.

"That's an emergency situation in this kind of weather," Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said.

The library is at 19 N. Main St.




Town expects big crowd at Shafer Park event


BOONSBORO - The town is expecting a better crowd than last year to attend its Independence Day celebration Wednesday at Shafer Park, Boonsboro Councilman Richard Hawkins said Monday.

The town held a celebration at the park for the first time last year. A crowd of about 1,200 attended.

As part of the celebration, the Boonsboro Town Council will honor the Boonsboro High School baseball team and local athletes who won state championships in track events, Hawkins said.

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

The festivities are to begin at 6 p.m. The fireworks will start at dusk.

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

The Rohrersville Band and St. James Catholic Church Choir will perform.

The weather is expected to be warm Wednesday, Hawkins said.

"Let's hope the weather is not too oppressive," Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said.




Auction to benefit library


BOONSBORO - The Friends For A New Boonsboro Library is holding an auction during Boonsboro's Independence Day Celebration at Shafer Park, Boonsboro Councilman Richard Hawkins said during Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

The auction will occur at 6:30 p.m. and last at least 30 minutes, he said.

Local pottery, jewelry, artwork, crafts, gift certificates and Longaberger baskets will be auctioned off, he said. Books autographed by local writer Nora Roberts will also be sold, he said.

Money from the auction will go to the Boonsboro Library Building Fund, he said.

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