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Smithsburg briefs

April 05, 2006|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Annexations OK'd



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.

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The town will place seven Dumpsters behind Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service off Railroad Lane. The cleanup is only available for the town's citizens. People will be asked to present a valid identification in order to dump items.

Batteries, items containing Freon, and tires are among the items prohibited from disposal, Myers said. Items that normally are removed on regular trash pickup days will not be accepted, Myers said.

Public Works officials can pick up bulk waste from the residences of individuals who are unable to deposit them at the site. For details, contact town officials at 301-824-7234.

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