Keedysville budget approved


KEEDYSVILLE - The Keedysville Town Council has approved a fiscal 2001 budget that includes money for playground equipment, road improvements and increases in allotments for area fire and rescue companies.

The budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 lists total revenues at $169,673 and expenses at $143,600, with a surplus of $26,073.

Town Council members voted unanimously to adopt the budget during a meeting earlier this month.

Water and sewer rates will remain the same, along with the town's tax rate of 45 cents per $100 of assessed value.

A $24,000 expense for contracted roadwork includes routine maintenance and overlaying some streets, said Councilman James Kerns.

He said the town will spend $20,000 on maintenance of the town park and purchasing playground equipment.

Keedysville Council agreed to increase the amount given to Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services, Inc., Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue, Inc. and Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department and the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro.


Last year the town gave each company $500. The 2001 budget gives each company $1,000, Kerns said.

Keedysville also budgeted $5,000 for snow removal, $8,000 for capital improvements and $15,000 for salaries.

Kerns said the town is talking with officials from the Maryland State Highway Department about starting the streetscape road improvements in town in the coming months.

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