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Boonsboro briefs

August 03, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI

Letter praises Boonsboro fireworks


BOONSBORO - During Monday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting, Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman read aloud a letter written by a couple praising the town's recent July Fourth fireworks.

He repeated twice one line that said the couple from Sharpsburg prefers the Boonsboro fireworks to the annual event at Antietam National Battlefield.

The letter was signed by Shirley and Tom Stevens.

National Night Out observed tonight


BOONSBORO - The annual National Night Out will be observed at Shafer Park tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Boonsboro Assistant Mayor Howard Long said Monday.

He encouraged local residents to attend the event, which will include ice cream, face painting and other entertainment.

"Keep your fingers crossed for good weather," Long said.

Council considers enlarging boundary


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday introduced a resolution to enlarge the town's corporate boundary to include a 91-acre farm east of Boonsboro.

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Easterday Land Development LLC has requested that the property be annexed into the town, Town Manager John Kendall said.

The property sparked some controversy after property owner Todd Easterday asked Washington County for a demolition permit to raze a historic house at 6633 Old National Pike, which is part of the land for which annexation is being sought.

The town plans to hold a Sept. 7 public hearing on the annexation request, Kendall said.

The Town Council would have to vote again after the public hearing in order for the annexation to be approved, he said.

Monday's vote means only that the town acknowledges receiving the annexation request, Kendall said.

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