BOONSBORO -- The first round of state budget cuts hit the Town of Boonsboro right around Labor Day and, as Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. predicted, they're going to hurt.
"I was a little surprised," Kauffman said of the fiscal year 2010 budget at the monthly town meeting Tuesday night.
Revenues from the highway user fund had been estimated at more than $170,000, but a cut of 90 percent brought that figure to around $16,000, according to Town Manager Debra Smith.
Even a $50,000 grant the town signed for in 2007 for a heritage museum has been reverted to the state.
Because of the cuts, plans to overlay town streets have been put on hold. Money for street cleaning and street repairs also has been seriously eroded.
Councilman Kevin Chambers said there is probably only enough money now to fill in some pot holes.
"We knew this day was going to come," Smith said.