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Boonsboro briefs

August 06, 2002|by SCOTT BUTKI

Council asks residents to reduce water use



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday asked area residents to voluntarily reduce the amount of water they use by about 5 percent to 10 percent.

A similar request was to be made at the Keedysville Town Council meeting Monday night, Boonsboro Councilman Kevin Chambers said.

The request is a proactive move by the towns, he said.

While the water sources for the two towns remain stable, the water table continues to decrease due to lack of precipitation, he said.

Residents of the two towns are being asked to eliminate outside water use by refraining from washing cars, sidewalks and driveways, he said.

Boonsboro town residents were asked in the spring to reduce water usage but the town wanted to remind them again of the importance of conservation, he said.

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Pets banned from park



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to ban pets at Shafer Park because owners are not cleaning up after their animals.

The Boonsboro Park Board asked the council to impose the ban. Signs will be posted around the park.

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

The decision was an unfortunate "last resort," Boonsboro Councilman Kevin Chambers said.




Council invites people to National Night Out



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council invited people to attend its sixth annual National Night Out from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight in Shafer Park.

The event is sponsored jointly by the Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Boonsboro mayor and council.

There will be ice cream, music and the magic of Michael T, town officials said.

The town is one of several municipalities participating in the event.

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