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Boonsboro Town Council briefs

July 08, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Council votes to sell Caprice, but some want to keep '94 Explorer


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted at Monday's meeting to try to sell a town-owned 1994 Caprice but council members balked at a staff recommendation that a 1994 Ford Explorer also be sold.

The recommendation to sell both cars was made by Town Manager John Kendall, who was absent from Monday's meeting because he was on vacation, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said.

After the idea was discussed at a council workshop last month, some employees lobbied the council to keep the Explorer, in part because it has four-wheel-drive, council members said.

Councilman Richard Gross said if new tires were purchased, the SUV could still be useful. "I would hate to see that car go," Gross said. "I hate to part with it."

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Councilman Ray Grove jokingly chided Gross for being "kind of sentimental," but Grove said he agreed with Gross and some town employees that the car should be kept, if for no other reason than it would be valuable on days when a four-wheel-drive is needed.




Town's Independence Day celebration deemed a success


BOONSBORO - The Town of Boonsboro had an excellent, successful Independence Day celebration July 3 at Shafer Park, Assistant Mayor Howard Long said at Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

The town held an Independence Day celebration at the park for the first time two years ago and made it an annual event.

Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said a few thousand people attended the event this year.

There was some concern, and checking of weather information, earlier in the day before the fireworks began, Long said. But overall, the event went well, he said.

All the nonprofit organizations that sold products at the noncommercial event sold everything they had, Long said.

"We are looking forward to next year," he said.

The Rohrersville Band performed at the event.

"I didn't hear any bad notes," Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said to Councilman Richard Gross, who plays drums in the band.

Gross replied that he didn't perform at the show that night.




Town Council agrees to post speed limit sign on High Street


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday voted to post a sign on High Street reminding motorists that the speed limit is 25 mph.

The move came at the suggestion of a resident who was frustrated with drivers going over the speed limit, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said.

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