BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council is asking for the public's help with the decision of how to use 46 acres the town recently acquired for recreation.
The Council voted in April to spend $600,000 to purchase 35 acres from retired cattle farmer S. Branden King.
That land is adjacent to Shafer Park on Park View Drive. A portion of it is in Washington County and will have to be annexed, said Councilman Richard Hawkins, a member of the town Parks Commission.
The town also acquired a 5-acre Maryland state right-of-way, which connects with the King property near Md. 34.
The town paid $4,900 for that land, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman said.
The estate of Albert Sinnisen has deeded the town 6 acres between Shafer Park and the King property.
The properties were acquired to prevent the land from being developed for business or residential purposes and to provide additional recreational space, Hawkins said.