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Water Rate Increase Public Hearing in Walkersville

The Burgess and Commissioners of the Town of Walkersville will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to consider an increase of 20% on the base minimum bill and on each rate tier of the water rate schedule for customers. The Burgess and Commissioners will consider the following rates effective on usage beginning 10/1/2016: Consumption In Town Gallons Consumed Rate 0 – 10,000 $72.00 10,000 – 25,000 $3.66 per 1000 gallons 25,001 – 50,000 $6.01 per 1000 gallons 50,001 and over $7.79 per 1000 gallons Consumption…

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Sinkholes and Fences Dominate Town Hall Meeting

The Town of Walkersville’s Burgess and Town Commissioners met Wednesday evening to discuss fences and sinkholes. Both have been discussed a lot lately at town hall this year. The fencing ordinance came after one property owner built a fence that had been approved by town staff and later had to be moved.  The resulting confrontation led Town Commissioners to direct the town’s Planning Commission to recommend changes.  The Planning Commission not only updated the existing ordinance, but wrote an entire new section to the town’s code to address fences.  Fencing…

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