Boonsboro briefs

October 03, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Aleshire addresses town council

BOONSBORO - Hagers-town City Councilman and Washington County Commission candidate Kristin B. Aleshire spoke at Monday's Boonsboro town meeting.

He listed a few ideas he had for ways county government could work with town councils. Aleshire said he would like county commissioners to have an annual review of the top five issues each of the towns have.

"It's important that the county commissioners know what the towns' needs are," he said.

He also said it is important for town officials to know what the county is doing with its money.

Town receives KKK request

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro has received a request from the Ku Klux Klan to gather at Shafer Park in November, Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said at Monday's town meeting.

The KKK would like to gather at the park for a few hours on the afternoon of Nov. 18, he said.


The request was turned over to the Boonsboro Police Department, which will handle the response, Kauffman said.

Design, maintenance codes discussed

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to approve a property maintenance code and introduce another ordinance dealing with subdivision design.

Derek Meyers, the town's planning director, said the international property maintenance code ensures that property in the town is properly maintained and includes mostly direction on its appearance. The council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance.

The council also voted unanimously to introduce the design principles and standards to the land subdivision ordinance. Meyers said this ordinance deals with street design, gutters and, in general, how subdivisions in the town will be laid out.

A public hearing will be held on the ordinance.

Councilman Grove is sworn into office

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Councilman Ray Grove was sworn in before Monday night's town meeting.

Grove replaced a councilman who moved out of the town limits. The town council appointed Grove to the position.

Grove served on the Boonsboro Town Council for 14 years before losing a bid for re-election in May.

Town votes to mend fence

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to replace fencing along the Shafer Park ball field.

Councilman Richard E. Hawkins Sr. said the town will be replacing the worn fence with a more modern post fence that will have chain links between the posts.

The work should cost less than $1,000 and will be installed by town employees, he said.

Surveillance camera bids being taken

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Councilman Richard E. Hawkins Sr. said Monday night that the town is taking bids for surveillance cameras in town.

The cameras are needed due to recent vandalism in the town and in Shafer Park, he said. Hawkins said there are plans for four cameras, which could be monitored over the Internet with a password.

The town has taken two bids and is awaiting a third, he said.

"This would hopefully cut down on abuse and vandalism," Hawkins said.

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