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Boonsboro briefs

August 07, 2013

Council asks SHA to drop bike lanes

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night approved sending a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration asking the agency to drop its requirement for bicycle lanes on Main Street in the town.

At the urging of the Boonsboro Planning Commission, the council requested that the SHA not require bike lanes on Main Street when developments are being considered that would affect the road, which is also Alternate 40, Town Planner and Zoning Administrator Megan Clark said.

Town officials said the street is too narrow for bike lanes and adversely impacts property owners along the road.

The six-member council unanimously approved sending the letter.

The SHA is requiring a bike lane along Alternate 40 at a planned entrance for the proposed Sycamore Run development near Cronise Market Place, Clark said.

The state and the developer are still working on final design plans for the entrance.

Cost of vehicle repairs raises concern

BOONSBOR0 — Boonsboro Town Councilman Kevin Chambers raised concerns about the cost of recent repairs for town vehicles during a council meeting Monday night.

The town just started is fiscal year and has already spent $2,625 for vehicle repairs, Chambers said.

Chambers said he fears if council members don’t address the issue, the town will be over budget this year for vehicle repairs.

9/11 remembrance parade planned

BOONSBORO — Boonsboro will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance parade Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m., town officials said during a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night.

Candy will not be thrown to kids during the parade because it is not a celebration, Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr. said.

The parade starts at Chase 6 Boulevard and proceeds down Main Street past town hall.

— Dave McMillion

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