Town Manager John Kendall said the redevelopment area is similar to a business district in other towns.
"By approving and establishing that zone, that entitles those residents and business owners in that zone to have any excise taxes that apply waived by virtue of economic development reasons," he said.
The resolution passed Monday, pending adoption by the town of the county's Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. A public hearing to discuss the APFO will be Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Several appointed to commissions
BOONSBORO - Harold Kirby was appointed to the Boonsboro Municipal Utilities Commission at Monday night's town meeting.
Kirby will be a voting member of the commission, which manages water and sewer operations for the town, Town Manager John Kendall said.
He filled a vacancy in the group, which now has seven members.
Steve Jamison was appointed as a permanent member of the Board of Zoning Appeals for the town at the meeting, Kendall said.
The board is independent of the mayor and town council, and listens to and takes action on zoning appeals in Boonsboro, Kendall said.
Carvel Wright also was appointed to the town's Planning Commission. Mayor Charles F. Kauffman Jr. said it was a reappointment for Wright.
Police chief to be permanent
BOONSBORO - Boonsboro's town council appointed Jeff Hewett as acting police chief in July, pending a one-year review period.
Mayor Charles F. Kauffman Jr. announced at Monday night's town meeting that Hewett had done an excellent job, and the town voted to make him the permanent police chief.
"You have taken the ball and ran with it very well, getting our police force going and established," Kauffman said.
Town announces possible annexation
BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro Town Council announced a resolution Monday to annex 10 county properties into the town - expanding Boonsboro's footprint by about 35 acres.
Town Manager John Kendall said the 10 properties, including the town's sewer pump, are on the south end of town, along South Main Street.
The town would like to annex the properties to be consistent with Boonsboro's master plan, he said.
Mayor Charles F. Kauffman Jr. said the annexed property will not mean any new growth for the town.
Boonsboro's town council will hold a public hearing on the possible annexation March 16 at 6:30 p.m.