Funkstown briefs

March 13, 2007|by KAREN HANNA

No new property taxes for Funkstown

FUNKSTOWN - With just a little more than a month to go before the Internal Revenue Service's tax day, Funkstown residents got a little good news - no new property taxes.

The town council voted unanimously Monday to maintain the town's current tax rate.

Clerk/treasurer/tax collector Brenda L. Haynes said the town's tax rate is 22 cents on every $100 worth of valuation.

Councilman Jerry Walker was absent for the vote.

State study on streets expected in April

FUNKSTOWN - A long-awaited traffic study sat on the desk of a State of Maryland employee for months as the woman was on maternity leave, but the Town of Funkstown can expect the report next month, according to clerk/treasurer/tax collector Brenda L. Haynes.

Haynes told the town council Monday that the state's report on the area of Poplar and Chestnut streets could be done next month.


Resident Denise McCoy, who repeatedly has complained about traffic problems in the area, said her patience is wearing thin.

A deputy who works for the town on a contract basis initially helped alleviate some of the issues, but McCoy said she recently has seen less benefit from the program.

"There for a while, they were pulling over a lot of people for running the stop sign, but yesterday (Sunday) when it was nice out, people were just flying by," McCoy said.

The Herald-Mail reported in September that the State Highway Administration had offered to begin work on the problem.

Spring cleaning scheduled for May

FUNKSTOWN - Funkstown residents interested in freshening up their homes for spring can take part in the town's annual spring cleaning.

The town council decided Monday that spring-cleaning days will be May 4 and 5. To participate in bulk pick-up, people must show proof of town residency.

Church offers to assist in town picnic

FUNKSTOWN - St. Paul's Lutheran Church has offered to help at Funkstown's town picnic, and town clerk/treasurer/tax collector Brenda L. Haynes said the assistance is much needed.

The picnic is June 3, Haynes said during Monday's Town Council meeting.

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