December 8, 2004
Town to accept ownership of pond SMITHSBURG - The Smithsburg Town Council voted unanimously, 5-0, to accept ownership of a stormwater management pond in an area housing development at its meeting Tuesday. The council has agreed to accept a pond inside the Whispering Hills housing development as town property. The town will manage that area, though other portions of the property are still to be maintained by the development's owner. The pond stretches behind four existing homes in the development, Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said.