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Walkersville Honors Veterans

The Town of Walkersville celebrated Veterans’ Day a few days early on Sunday, November 9th during a Veterans’ Day Service at Memorial Park. Commissioner Donald Schildt, Sr. organizes the annual event and served as master of ceremonies. He welcomed the larger than usual crowd and made introductions. Pastor Richard Baker of Walkersville United Methodist Church gave an invocation before three local Boy Scouts presented the colors as the services’ color guard, the assembled recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang The Star Spangled Banner while the Yellow Springs Band provided…

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Road Widths in Walkersville

The Town of Walkersville’s Planning Commission asked the Burgess and Town Commissioners for their permission to explore modifying the Town’s Design Manual. Specifically, they would like to allow for more narrow streets and change cul-de-sac length requirments within neighborhoods. The issue continues to rise during site plan reviews when developers have to meet Maryland storm run-off requirements due to the amount of pavement the Town of Walkersville requirements. Last week, developers of the Bell Farm on Fountain Rock Road presented their updated plans during a public workshop. The Planning Commission…

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