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Boonsboro briefs

June 07, 2010

Editor's note: This story was edited June 9, 2010, to correct information about the Boonsboro sewer rate increase.

Sewer rates increasing



BOONSBORO --The Town of Boonsboro will increase its sewer rates to help raise additional revenue.

On Monday, the Boonsboro Town Council voted to approve the increase as part of the Sewer Fund Operating Budget for fiscal year 2011.

For the first 10,000 gallons of usage, the rate will increase from $53 to $55, Town Manager Debra Smith said. The rate will increase from $2.50 to $3 for every 1,000 gallons of additional usage.

The increase will take effect July 1.

In fiscal year 2010, the sewer fund's total revenue was $534,351, according to town documents. The projected sewer fund revenue for fiscal year 2011 is $487,945.

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Police chief awards scholarship to Griffith



BOONSBORO -- Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett awarded 2010 Boonsboro High School graduate Alison Griffith a $500 scholarship to study criminal justice.

Hewett presented the scholarship to Griffith during the Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday.

Griffith said she plans to attend Hagerstown Community College in the fall and transfer later to a four-year university.

Parking on part of St. Paul Street eliminated



BOONSBORO --The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday voted to eliminate parking on St. Paul Street between High Street and Firehouse Alley.

The council said parking on that portion of St. Paul Street, which is curved, causes a traffic hazard.

-- Dan Dearth

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