Boonsboro briefs

November 05, 2007|By Erin Cunningham

Town audit clean

BOONSBORO - A representative from Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. gave Boonsboro's town council a report Monday on the town's audit for fiscal year 2007.

The town's audit was "clean," and the representative said the town is in good financial condition.

Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. called it a "positive report."

New library said to be nearly done

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro's new library is about 95 percent complete, according to Town Councilman Richard E. Hawkins.

He said progress on the library, expected to open by January 2008, has been slower than anticipated. The library is being built at 401 Potomac St. Hawkins said books will be moved to the new site in December.

Donation given to auxiliary

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to donate $150 to Clopper Michael Unit No. 10 Ladies Auxiliary's annual Christmas party.


The vote was unanimous.

Councilman Raymond D. Grove suggested raising the donation from the usual $100 to $150.

Sanitation bid OK'd

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to approve a bid for sanitation services for the town.

The vote to approve the $188,337 contract with Pecks Refuse Disposal LLC was unanimous. The company is based in McConnellsburg, Pa.

The contract also includes a $5,000 rate for bulk pickup, which is done twice a year, Town Manager Debra Smith said.

The town's sanitation contract now costs about $156,000.

Town enters lease agreement

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to enter into a seven-year lease with the National Road Heritage Foundation.

The vote was unanimous.

Town Manager Debra Smith said the town owns 241 E. Main St., which the foundation plans to use for a trolley museum and a Boonsboro history museum. The town will lease the space to the foundation for $1 per year.

Town approves quote for roadwork

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to spend $1,500 to determine the scope of the work needed in Wolfsville Commons.

Residents in that neighborhood said during an August town meeting that a private road in front of their homes was in disrepair. They asked council members if they would fix the road if the residents turned it over to the town.

At that time, the council voted to approve some short-term fixes for the road until a more permanent solution is found.

Town gives loan to ambulance company

BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to give the Boonsboro Rescue Co. a $50,000 loan.

The vote was unanimous.

Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said the loan will be paid back to the town over five years at 3 percent interest. He said the rescue company will use the money to buy a new ambulance. The ambulance costs about $165,000.

He called the service provided by the rescue company "invaluable."

"We have always tried to be very generous to our fire and rescue companies," Kauffman said.

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