Boonsboro OKs budget for 1999

June 05, 1998|By LISA GRAYBEAL

BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Mayor and Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved the fiscal 1999 budget, which contains few changes from last year.

The $626,294 spending plan includes modest salary increases for town employees.

Assistant Mayor Howard Long and the three incumbent council members who were re-elected in May - Richard Hawkins, Ramond Grove, and Gene Smith - will receive $1,200, double their former annual salary of $600.

The other two council members will remain at $600 a year.

The salary for Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. remains at $1,800.

The zoning administrator's salary increased from $5,250 to $5,500, according to the budget.

Total administrative salaries, including those for the town's water and sewer superintendent, four general fund employees, the town clerk and administrative assistant, increased from $34,300 to $47,633.

The budget also contains $13,000 to purchase a small pickup truck for general town use and $10,000 for land acquisition for Shafer Memorial Park.


Those two items account for much of the $31,100 in the capital improvement budget.

Once again, Boonsboro taxes will not increase.

The property tax rate of 60 cents per $100 of assessed value has not changed since 1940.

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