Boonsboro Town Council briefs

December 02, 2003|by SCOTT BUTKI

Walking tour guide of town distributed

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Historical Society has printed and distributed a walking tour guide for the town, Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said during Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

While the tour guide is listed as being sponsored by the historical society, and the Boonsboro mayor and town council, Kauffman said it was the society that did all of the "grunt work."

The tour guide notes the historic significance of property in the town, including Bast of Boonsboro at 109 N. Main St., the oldest continually operating retail furniture store in Maryland.

Eight arrested in Oct.

BOONSBORO - The Washington County Sheriff's Department arrested seven juveniles and one adult in October, Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said during Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting.


The town contracts with the sheriff's department to have deputies provide law enforcement in the area.

Deputies issued 33 speeding citations and 15 parking citations in October, Kauffman said.

One adult was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, he said.

Land-acquisition ordinance OK'd

BOONSBORO - Following a public hearing at which no member of the public spoke, the Boonsboro Town Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing it to acquire property at 214 N. Main St.

The ordinance was introduced at last month's meeting.

The action will enable the town to strike a deal for the property, if one can be reached, Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said.

The property will be paid for with a state loan, Kauffman said.

He said the town will not release the amount of the proposed land purchase now because it is under negotiation.

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, Kauffman has said.

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