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Boonsboro briefs

December 05, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Town receives audit report



BOONSBORO - The town of Boonsboro received a "clean" audit report during Monday evening's town meeting.

The report given by representatives from Smith, Elliott, Kearns & Co. was for fiscal year 2006.

"The finances of the town look good, and that's always a positive sign," said Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman Jr.




Flagpoles approved



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday evening to approve the purchase of 25 flagpoles.

The 6-foot flagpoles will display flags for businesses to announce they are open, said Town Manager Debra A. Smith. The total cost of the poles will be about $600, which was the lowest of three bids the town received, she said.




Lum reappointed to commission



BOONSBORO - Frank D. Lum of Boonsboro was reappointed to the town's police and public safety commission.

Lum said he has been on the commission for about five years. Town Manager Debra A. Smith said he will serve a three-year term.

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Lum was unanimously approved with a 6-0 vote.




Kennedy approved as alternate



BOONSBORO - Todd Kennedy was appointed as an alternate member on the Boonsboro-Keedysville Regional Water Board during Monday night's town meeting.

The Boonsboro Town Council unanimously approved his appointment with a 6-0 vote.




Administrative assistant hired



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to hire a Fairplay woman as the town's new administrative assistant.

Teresa Hart was expected to start work today, said Town Manager Debra A. Smith.

Hart was selected from more than 70 applicants for the position.




Town donates funds to student



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council said it will donate $50 to a Boonsboro High School student.

The 10th-grader, Tyler Walsh, requested the donation to attend a summit in Australia.

The town also unanimously approved a donation for a fast-pitch softball team and a group that organized a Christmas party.




Security cameras discussed



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Assistant Mayor Howard W. Long said a demonstration of security cameras the town might invest in was done recently.

He said the cameras did now show people's faces, but he could see movement and detailed color. It would be enough, he said, to make arrests.

Long said he believed the town would start with three or four cameras, and eventually build to at least 12, in the most frequently vandalized areas. He recommended one be placed at the town's library.

Officials said they understood putting security cameras in the town would be costly.

Long said he expected the cameras would cost $18,000 to $20,000.

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