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Boonsboro briefs

October 02, 2007|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Town to install security cameras



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to install two security cameras at the Warrenfeltz Spring building.

The vote was 4-1, with Councilwoman Natalie J. Mose opposed. Councilman Raymond D. Grove was absent.

Mose said she felt the cameras, which will cost the town about $4,500, were insufficient.

"I know I am not satisfied with that at all," she said.

The council also discussed the possibility of a fence, which they said would cost about double the amount of the cameras.

The council also voted to advertise that the park is under video surveillance.




Recycling bin moved again



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro had an available recycling bin again for four days before being forced to move it about one week ago.

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The town's commingled recycling bin was moved from the site behind GESAC Inc. in July because the town council said it had become a dumping ground for garbage, televisions and other nonrecyclable items. Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said the bin was moved to a site near the Weis market in Boonsboro about more than one week ago.

He said the local market agreed to let the town's recycling bin remain there where it could be monitored, but the business' corporate office put an end to the agreement.

Kauffman said town officials are looking for another site to collect recyclable items in town.

In August, Town Manager Debra A. Smith said the bin could be moved to the town farm, near the area where yard debris is collected. Kauffman said Monday that officials will be looking at that site as a possibility again.

"So, we're back to square one," he said.




Delegate might move to Boonsboro



BOONSBORO - Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, has asked to use office space in Boonsboro.

Town Manager Debra Smith said officials were working to find space that would suit his needs, including a possible office in town hall. The town council said more information about possible renovations was needed before it would vote on the issue.

Town Councilman Richard E. Hawkins said having Shank in town was a good move "politically and professionally."

Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said officials also should look for available office space for rent in town.




Town approves truck purchase



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to purchase a 1-ton 4x4 truck from Hagerstown Ford.

The vote was 5-0, with Councilman Raymond D. Grove absent.

The vehicle will cost $33,685, according to Town Manager Debra Smith.




Town approves shirts



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro's administrative office staff will receive uniform shirts.

The town council voted unanimously Monday to order the shirts that identify them as town employees. The vote was 5-0, with Councilman Raymond D. Grove absent.

Town Manager Debra Smith said the total cost of the shirts will be about $1,310.




Pump to be replaced



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to replace the pump on a salt spreader.

The vote was 5-0, with Councilman Raymond D. Grove absent.

The cost to replace the pump is $4,315, and the council said it wants to be sure it has a warranty.




Town makes donation for walk



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to make a donation to support breast cancer research.

The vote was 5-0, with Councilman Raymond D. Grove absent.

The town will donate $100 to Freddie Reeder, who will participate in a breast cancer walk. The town has supported Reeder in the past.




Hydrant flushing to continue



BOONSBORO - Boonsboro staff will continue to flush and test fire hydrants Monday through Friday during the month of October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents might experience fluctuations in water pressure and some sediment in the water, town officials said.

If you experience discolored water, open your faucets and let the water run until clear, officials said. Residents may call Boonsboro Town Hall at 301-432-5141 with questions and concerns.

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