Boonsboro briefs

September 07, 2005|by TARA REILLY

First Hose Co. holding 9/11 parade

The First Hose Co. of Boonsboro will hold its annual Sept. 11 remembrance parade along the town's Main Street.

The parade will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Boonsboro Town Council members said they plan to participate in the parade.

Town officials plan to ring bell at kettle

Boonsboro town officials plan to staff a Salvation Army kettle during this Christmas season.

Last year, town officials staffed a kettle at Valley Mall. They plan to determine a time and date to volunteer this year.

"That's a lot of fun, and ... you get to meet a lot of people that way," Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said at Tuesday's Town Council meeting.


Council approves adopting NIMS

The Boonsboro Town Council on Tuesday approved adopting National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), which is a federal mandate.

The Washington County Commissioners adopted NIMS last month.

The county will administer the program, in which the town will participate, Town Manager John Kendall said.

According to the county, NIMS provides a "consistent nationwide approach to federal, state and local governments to work together to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity."

Adopting NIMS was a directive by President Bush. Local governments are required to adopt the system to ensure continued federal funding, according to the county.

County might bring recreation to town

Washington County is planning to offer recreational activities for the Town of Boonsboro and surrounding areas, Boonsboro Town Councilman Richard Hawkins said Tuesday night.

Hawkins said the Washington County Parks and Recreation Board is considering providing a year-round pool for residents in the southern part of the county.

An aerobics program also is being considered for Boonsboro.

A yoga class and children's program also might be pursued, Hawkins said.

Hawkins said the ideas were "good news."

Hovis wants support for square renaming

Washington County resident Ron Hovis recently sent a letter to the Boonsboro Town Council regarding Hagerstown's Public Square.

Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said at Tuesday's Town Council meeting that Hovis requested support in an attempt to get the Hagerstown City Council to change the name of the square to Veterans Square.

The Town Council did not discuss Hovis' request.

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