Boonsboro briefs

September 06, 2006|by KAREN HANNA

Fletcher's Grove annexation introduced

BOONSBORO - An annexation of almost 36 acres of land that includes Weis Market would allow Boonsboro to move forward with one section of a proposed collector road, Mayor Charles "Skip" F. Kauffman Jr. said.

At its meeting Tuesday night, the town council approved the introduction of a resolution annexing 35.8062 acres of land from Weis Market to Md. 66. The annexation would be complete with a second vote by the council.

According to Kauffman, the Fletcher's Grove developer has agreed to include housing for singles, couples and seniors in the portion of the property to be annexed. The developer also has agreed to build a road linkingAlternate U.S. 40 to Md. 66. That project is part of the town's overall plan to construct a collector road, he said.

Fourth full-time police officer OK'd

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Police Department, which started with just two officers last summer, soon could have four full-time members.


The town council agreed at its meeting Tuesday to consolidate the police department's two part-time positions into one full-time position.

Chief Jeff Hewett said he plans to hire an officer to fill the new full-time position shortly. When a recently hired officer who still is working a different job retires and joins the force, the Boonsboro Police Department will have four full-timers, he said.

"And that will bring us up comparable to our counterparts in Smithsburg and Hancock," Hewett told the council.

By consolidating the two part-time positions, the town will be better able to schedule police department personnel, Interim Town Manager Debbie Smith said. The part-time positions are filled by people with other jobs, she said.

Town dumps cardboard recycling

BOONSBORO - An ongoing battle to bring order to a recycling site for residents has led the Boonsboro Town Council to trash the whole idea.

After numerous discussions about a cardboard recycling site workers frequently found trashed, council agreed to stop the practice.

"We have finally come to the conclusion that we are not going to be able to resolve the cardboard recycling matter," Interim Town Manager Debbie Smith told the council.

According to Smith, even as the town added four units for cardboard recycling for residents, workers found unflattened boxes and other items near the site. Besides paying for the units to be emptied, the town also was paying fees to clean up the area where the recycling was offered, she said.

Mayor Charles "Skip" F. Kauffman called it a "dump site."

"To visually see it, and to see photos of that, (we) just can't go on like that," he said.

Bulk trash day scheduled for Oct. 14

BOONSBORO - Everything but construction items and appliances containing Freon will be picked up on Boonsboro's bulk trash pickup day.

According to Interim Town Manager Debbie Smith, the bulk pickup is Oct. 14. Residents who wish to take part should put out their trash the night before, she said.

Trick-or-treat night slated for Oct. 31

BOONSBORO - Trick-or-treaters will take to the streets of Boonsboro on Halloween night.

The town council on Tuesday approved trick or treating for Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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