Funkstown briefs

April 11, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

Real estate tax rate will remain the same

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Town Council voted unanimously at Monday night's town meeting to maintain the town's real estate tax rate at 22 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation is required to certify a Constant Yield Tax Rate, which will produce the same revenue in the coming fiscal year that was produced in the prior year.

Plans continue for battle re-enactment

FUNKSTOWN - Ron Benedict is continuing plans for the upcoming re-enactment of the Battle of Funkstown.

Funkstown's Mayor and Town Council decided to allow Benedict and other volunteers to use the town's dump truck to collect trash and large debris that had been dumped on a site to be used for the battle.

"Someone's been using it for a dump," Mayor Robert L. Kline said of the site.

Benedict also said he should be receiving a permit to allow re-enactors to hold a street battle. He had sent in the application and was awaiting a response.


Chestnut, Poplar street traffic woes discussed

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to meet with three consulting groups it hopes will be able to find a solution to traffic concerns along Chestnut and Poplar streets.

Mayor Robert L. Kline said the town could hire one of the consultants, who could form a plan to tackle some of the town's traffic issues. The expected price of hiring a consultant was $5,000 to $7,000.

The consultants would ensure that if the town alters a traffic pattern on one street that other parts of town are not negatively impacted, the council said Monday.

A date had not been scheduled when the mayor and council would meet with the consultants.

"It's a safety issue," Councilman Kim A. Ramer said. "Let's get the ball rolling. We're here for the safety of the people, and they need relief."

Traffic concerns along Poplar and Chestnut streets have been discussed since September.

Vacancy filled on town planning, zoning board

FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Town Council voted Monday to appoint a member of the town's planning and zoning commission to fill a vacancy on the appeals board.

Barry Warrenfeltz was approved unanimously by the council. He served two years on the planning and zoning commission.

The town now has a vacancy on its planning and zoning commission.

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