Boonsboro briefs - Feb. 8

February 07, 2011

Crosswalk plans move forward

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Town Council voted unanimously Monday to move forward with installing crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signs on Park Drive, and to look into adding speed humps to slow traffic on the approach to the crosswalks.

Crosswalks and traffic-calming devices were recommended by the town’s public safety committee, Councilwoman Janeen Solberg said.

The town also plans to reopen a portion of an alley off the 200 block of Potomac Street, which the town closed in 2008, Town Manager Debra A. Smith said. That portion of the alley will become one-way, headed north from Potomac Street, she said.

Application process simplified

BOONSBORO — The Town of Boonsboro has simplified its application process for volunteering on town boards and commissions.

A new application form, approved by a unanimous vote Monday, asks only why the applicant is interested in serving, and what relevant skills and experience he or she would contribute. Previously, the town required applicants to submit a resume, Mayor Charles “Skip” Kauffman Jr. said.

The form will be available on the town website,, and at Town Hall, Kauffman said.

— Heather Keels

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