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Boonsboro briefs

April 04, 2011

Mowing bid accepted


BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members on Monday night approved a low bid for mowing.

Out of eight quotes for mowing in town, council members approved a low bid of $925 per week from TK and Son Enterprises.

Sinkhole develops next to sewage treatment plant


BOONSBORO — A sinkhole has appeared next to Boonsboro’s sewage treatment plant and Boonsboro Town Council members on Monday night discussed repairing it at a cost of $3,500.

Council members talked about from which fund the money should be taken to perform the work.

Assistant Mayor Howard Long expressed concern about the sinkhole, given the rain in the forecast.

“That will make it worse,” Long said.

The town’s sewer plant is off Monroe Road.

 

Rain barrels, compost bins being offered at Green Fest


BOONSBORO — Rain barrels and compost bins will be offered for sale during Boonsboro’s Green Fest in Shafer Park on May 7, Boonsboro Town Council member Janeen Solberg said during a town council meeting Monday night.

Rain barrels are used to collect rainwater from houses or other buildings, and compost bins are used to dispose of vegetative matter like leaves or grass clippings from a yard. Compost bins also can be used to dispose of vegetative matter from kitchens.

The bins turn the material into a rich soil.

The rain barrels will be sold for $60 each and the compost bins will be sold for $50 each during Green Fest, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Solberg said.

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Easter egg hunt approved


BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members on Monday night approved an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 24, in Shafer Park.

The Easter egg hunt will start at 1 p.m., town officials said.

Town council members decided to donate $100 to help run the event.

— Dave McMillion

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