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Boonsboro briefs

November 08, 2011

Clean bill of health for Boonsboro finances

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night approved a financial audit that was recently completed for the town.

A representative for Smith, Elliott, Kearns and Co., who presented the results of the audit, said the town received a "clear opinion."

There were no exceptions in the audit, and "that's what you want," the representative said.

The town has $25 million in assets, the representative said.



Snowstorm damaged many park trees

 BOONSBORO — The Oct. 29 snowstorm that dumped nearly 10 inches of snow in some parts of the Tri-State area caused widespread damage in Shafer Park, Town Manager Debra Smith said Monday night during a Boonsboro Town Council meeting.

The heavy snow caused numerous tree branches to break in the park, Smith said.

In a related issue, Councilwoman Cynthia Kauffman said many chestnut trees planted recently in a new phase of the park next to the Boonsboro Free Library have died.

Kauffman said she believes the trees died because of dry conditions they had to endure after they were planted.

Town officials also talked Monday night about installing permanent recycling bins in the park, primarily in the older section.

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— Dave McMillion

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