Hoffman to attend meetings, now as member of council

February 07, 2006

BOONSBORO - Ever since moving into the town limits in 1994, Ray Hoffman said he hasn't missed many meetings of the Boonsboro Town Council.

Now that he is the newest appointee to the council, Hoffman will be a regular face at those monthly events.

Hoffman was appointed in January to the seat left vacant by the death of Councilman Gene William Smith, who died on Dec. 9.

"I ran for council four years ago," Hoffman said, noting that he missed being elected by a few votes.

By taking the council position, Hoffman said he had to resign his posts on the utility board and the board of zoning appeals.

Hoffman, 70, is retired. He and his wife, Doris, have five grown children.

He said he and his brother owned Earl W. Hoffman and Sons until the business was sold in 1984. Later he worked at the General Electric Light Plant in Maugansville for eight years.


Hoffman said he accepted the council appointment because there are some issues he is interested in that will affect Boonsboro.

The Boonsboro council meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Shafer Park Community Center.

The mayor is Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr., and assistant mayor is Howard Long.

In addition to Hoffman, council members include Richard Hawkins, Kevin Chambers, Bill Tritapoe and Ray Grove.

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