Boonsboro briefs

January 04, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

New trash hauler comes early in day

BOONSBORO - With the new year, Town Manager John Kendall's message could be the mantra for resolution makers: Put out your garbage early.

According to Kendall, Waste Management, the town's new trash hauler, took to the streets of Boonsboro for the first time Tuesday. The garbage truck rolled out a little earlier than some residents might be used to, Kendall said - it hit Md. 66 at 2:30 a.m.

Residents who want their trash to be picked up need to put it out the night before the garbage trucks roll, Kendall said.

The town still is looking for a hauler to pick up the refuse in three containers for cardboard recyclables, Kendall said.


Planning Commission seeks one more

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Planning Commission is seeking one more member. The town Council voted Tuesday night to reappoint David Ambrose to the commission, but that still leaves one empty seat, Town Planner James Brittain said. People interested in filling a seat left vacant by Jake Jones, who resigned last month, may send their applications to Town Hall.

Council seat filled

BOONSBORO - Less than a month after Boonsboro Town Council members approved the appointment of Kevin Chambers to fill a vacant seat, Mayor Charles "Skip" F. Kauffman on Tuesday night again swore in a new council member.

Councilman Bill Tritapoe nominated Ray Hoffman to replace Gene William Smith, a longtime councilman who died Dec. 9. Town treasurer Richard E. Hawkins Sr. was absent for the vote, but Assistant Mayor Howard W. Long and councilman Raymond D. Grove voted with Tritapoe to approve the appointment .

Hoffman grinned as he rejected Kauffman's offer to make some comments about his appointment to the council.

"Not right now. Later," Hoffman told the mayor.

Chambers, who last month was appointed to fill a seat vacated by Richard W. Gross, who resigned, was the only council member to vote against Hoffman's appointment. He explained after the meeting though he supports Hoffman, he wanted to vote for Smith's son-in-law, George Messner, instead.

"I was under the impression that it was Gene's wishes and Gene's consent that George take his place, and I supported that," Chambers said.

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