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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.

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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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