By BRENDAN KIRBY
BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Mayor and Town Council are expected to vote on the fiscal 1998 budget tonight.
Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. and council members said they expect little opposition to the $623,641 spending plan, which contains few changes from last year.
"There are very few changes whatsoever," he said. "Nothing major or controversial."
The biggest difference is a 35 percent increase in police and public safety spending, which will pay for a third resident deputy.
"That's the main thing," said Councilman Gene Smith, who is on the Police and Streets Commission.
Under an arrangement with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, town governments pay for the cost of deputies who patrol the areas.