Boonsboro Town Council briefs

November 05, 2002|by LAURA ERNDE

Firm hired to work on Shafer Park project

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council has hired a Hagers-town engineering firm to begin work on the expansion of Shafer Park.

The council voted Monday to accept Arro Consulting Inc.'s $27,815 proposal, which includes survey work and construction coordination.

More than two years ago, the town bought about 50 acres of the former King Farm behind Shafer Park with the intention of developing a larger park, Councilman Richard Hawkins said.

A group of seven citizens has developed a tentative plan for the park, he said.

The first phase includes a soccer field and softball field. Eventually, the town wants to build a dog park, 1.7 miles of walking trails, a pond, swimming pool and library.

Main Street paving set for spring completion

BOONSBORO - Final paving of Main Street in Boonsboro won't be done until the spring, the Boonsboro Mayor and Town Council learned Monday.


But the project, part of a lengthy curb and sidewalk replacement plan being done by the State Highway Administration, is on schedule, said outgoing Town Manager Jake Jones.

Before winter sets in, the state plans to mill some rough spots near the square and put down a temporary surface, he said.

In addition, residents on Wednesday will have to endure what officials hope is the last water shutdown. Those who live in the area between Reeders Memorial Home and the Maryland State Highway building will be affected, Jones said.

Boonsboro's finances receive a clean audit

BOONSBORO - The Town of Boonsboro's finances were recently given a clean audit, said Mike Manspeaker, an accountant with Smith Elliott and Kearns of Hagerstown.

Boonsboro ended the year with a $192,000 surplus, which was mainly due to more income tax revenues than expected, he said.

Olde Tyme Christmas scheduled for Dec. 6

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro's annual Olde Tyme Christmas celebration is planned for Dec. 6 in Shafer Park, Councilman Richard Hawkins said.

The town's Economic Development Commission plans to decorate for the holiday on Saturday, Nov. 23, Councilman Gene Smith said.

Library will present annual Christmas event

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Free Library will present its annual Christmas program with storyteller Crystal Brown at the Community Center in Shafer Park on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Admission is free, but due to limited seating, parents are being asked to sign up at the library beginning Nov. 6.

The activity is recommended for ages 3 and up.

Showtimes are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Library Board members will provide homemade cookies and punch.

For more information, contact the library at 301-432-5723.

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