By BRENDAN KIRBY
BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council voted Monday night to set in motion plans to create a regional water authority, annex 147 acres of farmland and make the leap to the Information Superhighway.
Under orders from the Maryland Department of Environment, the council voted to introduce a resolution that would create a regional authority with Keedysville that would govern water usage. Keedysville also must vote to introduce the plan and then both towns will formalize it.
If both towns approve the proposal, it will result in creation of a four-member board to oversee a joint water system and facilities. It would manage a water treatment plant and distribution system and make recommendations about subjects ranging from water rates to future water taps.