Town Council OKs tax increase
BOONSBORO - Three days into the start of a new fiscal year, a majority of Boonsboro Town Council members agreed to a budget and tax increase.
According to interim Town Manager Debra Smith, all of the council members but Natalie J. Mose agreed at their meeting Monday to approve a new budget of $1,307,269.
The previous budget totaled $1,025,426, Smith said.
The new budget, which retroactively is effective from the beginning of this month, includes an increase of 3 cents per $100 of assessed property value. That money will go toward paying down a loan taken out as part of the town's expansion of Shafer Memorial Park, Smith said Monday.
Proposal would increase tapping fees
BOONSBORO - Developers would have to pay more than 1 1/2 times as much to hook up to Boonsboro's sewer and water services, if the town council approves proposal tapping fee increases.