Boonsboro Town Council briefs

March 08, 2011

Boonsboro Police to award $500 scholarship

BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro Police Department will award one $500 scholarship to a graduating Boonsboro High School student pursuing criminal justice studies in college, a news release from Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett said.

Funding for the scholarship is from public donations generated from the police department's advertising calendar, the release said.

To qualify for the scholarship, an applicant must be a Boonsboro High School senior who has been accepted at an accredited college and majoring in criminal justice, the release said.

Applications are available at the Boonsboro High School guidance office, from the Boonsboro Police Department at 241 Potomac St., or by e-mail through

Applications must be received by Hewett on or before May 1. Questions can be directed to Hewett through the police department e-mail address or by calling 301-432-6838.

Town Council member concerned about losing workers

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council member Barbara Wetzel expressed concern Monday night about the town losing two employees in less than a year.

Wetzel said she wonders if the town's pay is competitive.

Town council member Cynthia Kauffman said the town's pay structure for workers is being examined.

Town officials still working to improve safety on Park Drive


BOONSBORO — Improving safety on Park Drive continues to be studied, town officials said Monday night during a Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

Town council members voted recently to proceed with installing crosswalks and pedestrian-crossing signs on Park Drive. Officials said Monday night that the crosswalks will be painted soon.

Town officials said they are continuing to consult with Town Planner Megan Clark about traffic-calming measures in the area.

Spring cleanup day to be held at park

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro will hold a spring cleanup day on April 16 at Shafer Memorial Park.

Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night decided to hold the event at the park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bins will be provided in the park for people to use to dispose of items, council members said.

— Dave McMillion

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