Boonsboro Council briefs

June 03, 2003|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Residents 'elated' about paving

BOONSBORO - Paving on Main Street is finished, Town Manager John Kendall said Monday.

Residents have called Town Hall with "elation" that the road renovation is virtually complete, he said.

Yellow striping in the middle of the road was completed Monday and side striping may be done today, Kendall said.

Street signs have not yet been put up and some landscaping is left to be done.

Kendall told the Town Council that several streetlights are not level and will have to be fixed. He suggested paying Dixie Electric of Frederick, Md., up to $3,970 to grout.

Councilman Ray Grove balked. He said the town should ask the company that installed the lights to fix them.

Other council members agreed and tabled the proposal to hire Dixie Electric.

Part-time worker to assist at park

BOONSBORO - The Town Council unanimously agreed Monday to hire a part-time employee to work in the park for $6 an hour.


Town Manager John Kendall said the primary duties will be painting benches and helping cut grass, which a current part-time employee does.

"Can he use a shovel?" Councilman Ray Grove asked about the new employee.

"She," Kendall said. "Yes, she can. And she's an excellent painter."

Kendall said only one person applied for the job in response to a classified ad.

Cities and Towns Day designated

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday agreed to recognize Friday, June 20, as Small Cities and Towns Day. Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. read a proclamation praising America's small municipalities.

Town sponsoring hole at tournament

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro will sponsor a hole at the Dwight Scott Golf Tournament for $35, the Town Council decided Monday night.

Also, the town will spend $100 for a full-page ad in the Boonsboro High School fall sports program.

The town spent the same amount on each last year, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said.

Town to display wayfarer banners

BOONSBORO - Forty-one new historic Boonsboro banners soon will be hung on poles along the town's streets, Town Manager John Kendall said Monday.

The banners will feature a symbolic man known as the "wayfarer."

During Monday's Town Council meeting, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. pointed to a depiction of the wayfarer hanging on the wall. It showed a silhouette of a man who appeared to be standing on a craggy surface, holding a walking stick.

During special events, about half of the historic banners will be replaced with smaller banners announcing whatever event is going on, Kendall said.

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