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Boonsboro briefs

September 05, 2007|By ANDREW SCHOTZ

Contract awarded for treatment plant project



BOONSBORO - The town council unanimously agreed on Tuesday to award a contract to build a wastewater treatment plant.

Town Manager Debra Smith said the $10.1 million contract will go to Kinsley Construction of York, Pa.

Councilman Kevin Chambers said Kinsley Construction's bid was the lowest of the six that the town received.




Athletic association wants more field time



BOONSBORO - Representatives of the Boonsboro Area Athletic Association told the town council Tuesday that they need more room for their football games.

Jeremy Barkdoll, the association's athletic director, said there are about 200 players, from and 120 cheerleaders in the association.

He told the council that the association plays its games all day on Sundays, starting at about 8 a.m., because it has been told it can't use the high school on Saturdays.

Barkdoll asked the mayor and council for suggestions on where the association could play and practice.

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Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. and Councilman Richard Hawkins named a few places that might work.

Kauffman, Hawkins and Councilman Kevin Chambers urged the school board and the Washington County Commissioners to help, too.

They noted that many children in the association live outside of the town limits.

"I think it's a shame that we don't have the support from the school administration that we should," Chambers said.

Clayton Anders, Boonsboro High School's football coach, said the school has a good relationship with the association, but there's not enough room for everyone.

"The field kind of gets overused," he said.

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