Boonsboro Town Council briefs

April 08, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Amendment to city charter introduced

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday introduced an amendment to the city charter removing a restriction on how long someone can serve on the Boonsboro Municipal Utilities Commission.

The charter says commission members only can serve for eight years, Boonsboro Town Manager John Kendall said.

But some members of the commission have served eight years and are willing to serve longer, and nobody has volunteered to take their places, he said.

The council is scheduled to vote on adoption of the amendment at next month's meeting.

At last month's meeting, the Boonsboro Town Council changed its rules to prohibit someone from serving more than two four-year terms on the Boonsboro Parks Board for essentially the same reason, Kendall said.

$2,000 utility map contract awarded

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday approved a contract with a Hagerstown firm to update the town's utility map.


The $2,000 contract was awarded to Associated Engineering Sciences Inc. of Hagerstown, Town Manager John Kendall said.

Engineering services retained by council

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to retain a company for engineering services, if needed.

The town has not had an engineer since 1994, but it needs one on occasion, Town Manager John Kendall said.

The town now will be able to use Camp Dresser and McKee Inc. of Lancaster, Pa., Kendall said.

Under the contract approved Monday, the town must pay the company $134 per hour with no minimum number of hours, Kendall said.

Streetscape program to pose a challenge

BOONSBORO - The final few months of the State Highway Administration's Streetscape program in Boonsboro will be "a real challenge for everyone," Town Manager John Kendall told the Boonsboro Town Council on Monday night.

The state contractor will close one side of Main Street while it mills and paves the other side, and then switch sides, Kendall said.

"It is going to be a mess," he said.

While the exact schedule of the work has not been announced, it is scheduled to be finished before Memorial Day, he said.

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