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Boonsboro briefs

March 08, 2005

Boonsboro approves annexation of land


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday approved the annexation of 29.5 acres of land into the town's boundaries.

Town residents were invited to Monday night's public hearing at the community center in Shafer Park.

While no residents voiced opposition to the annexation, the public still has 10 days to file written comments in favor or against the plan.

"A vast majority of the annexed property already belonged to the town," said Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman

The annexation included 26 acres of land in the Shafer Park expansion, eight parcels of residential property in the Graystone Hills subdivision, a town well and a small parcel on Stouffer Avenue, Kauffman said.

Main Street Maryland allocation approved


BOONSBORO -The Boonsboro Town Council approved the allocation of $40,000 per year for the next three years to cover administrative fees for Boonsboro's Main Street Maryland application.

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Although Main Street Maryland status has not been approved yet by the state, Town Manager John Kendall said approval of the town's allocation is required as part of the town's application.

If approved, Boonsboro would be designated as a Maryland Main Street town, Kendall said. The state program provides technical support to local businesses and other programs that improve the economics of the downtown area, he said.

Town to allow retirees to cash in sick leave


BOONSBORO - In a unanimous vote, the Boonsboro Town Council on Monday amended the sick-leave policy for town employees.

Effective immediately, employees who retire at the age of 55 with 15 or more years of service, will be allowed to cash in sick leave.

Retirees who qualify will be paid $10 for each day not to exceed $700 or 70 days in paid sick leave, said Boonsboro Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman.

- Wanda Williams

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