Boonsboro briefs

November 04, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Ordinance to buy property introduced

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday introduced an ordinance to buy property at 214 N. Main St., paying for it with state funds, Town Manager John Kendall said.

The town has been negotiating with Warrenfeltz True Value and Rental Center about buying its property, which would be used as an access point to Shafer Park and for parking spaces, town officials said.

The company, which owns about 1.3 acres at the site, wants to move toward the edge of town, Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said.

Kendall said the town will not release the amount of the proposed land purchase at this time because it is under negotiation.


The council plans to hold a public hearing on the ordinance at its Dec. 1 meeting.

The land purchase, if approved by the council, would help the town reach a goal to provide more parking spaces downtown and near the park.

Appointments made

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to make the following appointments:

  • Michael Long and Beth Lowery to the Boonsboro Economic Development Commission.

  • Terri Solomos to the Boonsboro Parks Board.

The council also voted to recommend that the Washington County Commissioners appoint Richard Keesecker to the Commission on Aging.

Knode Circle stop sign to be removed

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro resident Robert Sweeney presented the Boonsboro Town Council Monday with a petition to remove a stop sign at Knode Circle.

The petition was signed by six of his neighbors on Knode Circle.

The stop sign "poses no useful purpose," he said.

The council voted to have the stop sign removed.

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