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Boonsboro briefs

January 03, 2007|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Developers would pay for town engineer



BOONSBORO - Developers would have to put up money in advance for a town engineer to review building plans, under a resolution introduced at Tuesday's Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

A developer's escrow account, if necessary, would have $1,000.

Town Manager Debra Smith said the town has been covering the upfront costs of engineering reviews.

The council unanimously voted in favor of the resolution, which must be approved in a second vote before it can take effect.




Wade and Beeler are reappointed to board



BOONSBORO - David Wade and Peggy Beeler were reappointed Tuesday to three-year terms on the town's park board.

The Boonsboro Town Council unanimously approved the reappointments.




County and town officials to meet



BOONSBORO - The Washington County Commissioners are scheduled to meet with the Boonsboro Town Council on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Town Manager Debra Smith said Tuesday.

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The meeting will be to discuss the town's tax setoff money, a reimbursement for police, park and road services.




Town to request money for project



BOONSBORO - The town is scheduled to make a request for Program Open Space money from Washington County on Thursday, Councilman Richard Hawkins said Tuesday.

The town is working on the first phase of a park expansion project, which would include sports fields, road improvements and restrooms.

Hawkins said an early estimate for the work was $2.6 million, but the town is trying to lower the cost to about $1.2 million.

Maryland Program Open Space money, which the county administers, would help pay for the work.

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