SMITHSBURG - As of May 6, Smithsburg's town limits will be 7 acres larger, town officials announced Tuesday during the regular monthly meeting.
Smithsburg Town Council announced the approval of two annexation requests - a 4.5-acre plot that likely will include 10 single-family homes on the southwest side of Smithsburg and a 3-acre plot with a couple of family-owned properties on the north side of Crystal Falls Drive.
The new homes built on the 4.5-acre plot would cost $450,000 to $500,000, a representative from the developers said during a public hearing March 21.
The 3-acre plot would be subdivided to include two new building lots, said Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers.
The council voted unanimously to approve the annexation requests at a special meeting held after the March hearing.
Spring cleanup set
SMITHSBURG - Town officials announced final plans for the annual spring cleanup scheduled for April 29.
From 7 a.m. to noon, Smithsburg residents can get rid of items such as old bicycles, sheet metal and brush, said Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers.