The Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals will hear an application Wednesday night for a small animal crematory proposed behind Boonsboro Produce on Old National Pike just outside of Boonsboro.
According to zoning documents, Peter W. Anderson has asked the zoning appeals board for a special exception to open the crematory in a 30- by 60-foot building owned by Joseph D. Reese of Boonsboro. Reese also owns Boonsboro Produce.
Reese said Friday he didn't know much about the proposed crematory, but Anderson asked him to rent the concrete building.
"This has nothing to do with the produce store," Reese said.
Anderson, of Clear Spring, stated in a letter to the zoning appeals board that he would own and operate the crematory, which would handle contractual cremations for local animal hospitals.