Tree-trimming work approved
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members Monday night approved a $6,500 bid to trim trees in Shafer Memorial Park.
Town Manager Debra Smith said the town budgeted $10,000 to trim diseased sections from trees in the park.
The town received bids for the work that ranged from $6,500 to $11,500, Smith said.
The low bid of $6,500 was submitted by Preferred Arbor, Smith said.
Retiring police chief praised
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr. praised Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett Monday night for his service to the town.
Hewett, who was the first chief of the town police department, will retire Dec. 1 after seven years on the job.
Kauffman said he was “not happy” to inform people at Monday night’s Boonsboro Town Council meeting that Hewett was stepping down.
“I just don’t think you look old enough to retire,” said Town Council member Barbara Wetzel.
Hewett said after 35 years in police work, he had “pretty much done and seen anything” an officer can experience, and said it was time to retire.
Home searched in drug probe
BOONSBORO — Police executed a search warrant at a residence on North Main Street last week as a result of a drug investigation, Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett told Boonsboro Town Council members during their regular meeting Monday night.
Hewett said he could not go into detail about the case, but said an investigation is continuing.
Hewett said his office is consulting with the state’s attorney’s office in how to proceed in the investigation.
The search was conducted July 31, Hewett said.
Mayor Charles F. “Skip” Kauffman Jr., said he received a complaint recently about a situation in that area and said it might be the same house.
— Dave McMillion