FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown residents could see an increase in their property tax rate for the first time in at least 20 years.
A special meeting of the mayor and Town Council will be held Monday, May 17, at which the council is expected to vote to introduce a proposed property tax rate increase.
The amount of the increase has not been decided, though town officials discussed the possibility of raising it 5 cents or more during a Monday night work session at Town Hall.
They also are looking at expenses they can cut to prevent or limit a tax increase, but much of the talk Monday centered around how much of a tax increase is needed.
A public hearing would be held on any proposed property tax increase before the council would vote on it.
A time for the May 17 meeting at Town Hall was not set.
The town election is May 3, and the newly elected mayor and two council members will be sworn in May 10.