Boonsboro briefs

September 04, 2002|by MARLO BARNHART

Councilman says reservoir is full

BOONSBORO - Even without exact water usage figures to back him up, Boonsboro Town Councilman Kevin Chambers said Tuesday night that the town reservoir is full and holding despite below-average rainfall this summer.

"We have asked for voluntary conservation of water from our residents," Chambers said. "And we're hoping that will be enough."

Chambers fielded some concerns from residents attending Tuesday night's monthly meeting, assuring them there are no illegal uses of water at this time.

"If you need to wash off your porch or unclog a downspout, that's OK ... just don't overdo it," Chambers said.

He said questions were raised about watering the Boonsboro High School football field. There have been discussions about how that will be done.


"The field is being watered at night when usage is down," Chambers said.

He said that for safety reasons, the field needs to be soft so injuries will be kept to a minimum.

At the August meeting, the Boonsboro Town Council asked area residents to voluntarily reduce the amount of water they use by about 5 percent to 10 percent.

Trick or treat set for Oct. 31

BOONSBORO - The Town of Boonsboro will hold trick or treat Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

"We traditionally pick the Thursday that is closest to the actual date of Halloween," said Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. "And this year, Halloween is on a Thursday."

Residents who wish to participate in the door-to-door tradition are asked to turn their porch lights on during the two-hour period.

Bulk pickup scheduled for week of Oct. 7

BOONSBORO - Fall bulk pickup dates in Boonsboro will be conducted the week of Oct. 7.

Residents who have refrigerators, televisions, furniture and other large items to get rid of may contact town hall for instructions on what can be picked up.

The twice-a-year service is free to town residents.

Town hall can be reached by calling 301-432-5141.

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