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Boonsboro briefs

February 06, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Ordinance introduced



The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to introduce an ordinance that would commit the town to borrowing $78,000 for the engineering services for a waterline extension project.

Town Manager Debra A. Smith said the waterline will be extended to homes and businesses along Old National Pike from Lappans Road (Md. 68) to Mill Point Road. Officials have said that well and surface water for some homes and businesses in that area was contaminated with fecal bacteria, posing a serious public health risk, according to Herald-Mail reports.

The homes and businesses are in the county's jurisdiction, not the town of Boonsboro. Smith said the waterline will supply those homes and businesses with water from Boonsboro.

Smith said portions of the project will paid for by grant money.




Town OKs banners



BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday to purchase six banners to be displayed in the Boonsboro school complex.

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The banners are for "Character Counts!" The program promotes the six pillars of character - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship - according to its Web site, http://charactercounts.org.

"They're very nice," Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. said. "They're very appropriate. I think it would be a great gesture for the town to procure the banners."

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