FUNKSTOWN -- Former Funkstown Mayor Robert L. Kline was honored at Monday night's mayor and council work session.
Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr., who unseated Kline in May's election, presented Kline with a plaque that featured the gavel and gavel base Kline used at town meetings.
Kline also received the nameplate used at his seat during meetings.
The plaque noted Kline's 28 years of dedicated service and commitment to the town, Crampton said. Kline was mayor for 28 years.
"In my book, you'll always be the mayor," Crampton told Kline, who was sitting in his old seat before Monday night's budget talks got under way.