Boonsboro briefs

March 06, 2007|by DAN DEARTH

Town gets federal wastewater grant

BOONSBORO - The Town of Boonsboro received a $2.6 million state grant last week to make improvements at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Councilman Kevin M. Chambers told the Town Council during a Monday meeting that the grant was awarded Feb. 28 by the state's Board of Public Works. The money will be used, in part, to pay for the design and construction of Biological Nutrient Removal and Enhanced Nutrient Removal facilities at the Boonsboro plant, he said.

Construction is expected to begin in May and finish in the fall of 2008, he said.

Council OKs Boone Hotel improvements

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council gave its approval Monday night for the Boone Hotel's new owner to proceed with making improvements to the building.

Town Planner Derek Meyers said the Nora Roberts Foundation purchased the building March 2. Renovation costs are estimated to reach $500,000, he said.


Formal plans concerning the intended use for the building have not been submitted to the Boonsboro Planning Commission, he said.

The hotel was built in 1792.

Town to install park surveillance cameras

BOONSBORO - The Town Council voted Monday to install up to nine surveillance cameras at Shafer Park.

Councilman Richard E. Hawkins Sr. said the wireless, weather-resistant cameras will provide around-the-clock security.

The cameras should be installed before the park opens in April, he said.

Hawkins said the estimated $20,500 cost will be paid with proceeds from the excise tax.

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