BOONSBORO -- The owner of a property annexed into Boonsboro about two years ago has taken the first step in helping the town repay a portion of its debt stemming from its wastewater treatment plant project.
Monday, the Boonsboro Town Council approved the connection of 102 taps over the next five years on property along King Road. That 380-acre parcel was annexed into the town in 2006, along with five other undeveloped properties. The annexation totaled 956 acres and doubled the size of the town.
Those property owners are now beginning to help pay what the town owed on its wastewater treatment plant through tapping fees. Tapping fees are $6,500 for water services and $11,000 for sewer services, Councilman Kevin Chambers has said.
It is still unclear what type of development will occur on the property, and any proposals must be approved by the town's planning commission. Chambers said the sites might not be fully developed for 15 years.