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Public can discuss boundaries
Port Royal residents will have an opportunity at a public hearing Tuesday to share their feelings with the Town Council about the town’s proposed boundary change.
The town wants to expand from its current size of 78 acres to 534 acres to bring in more revenue so the town can remain independent and not be absorbed by Caroline County.
Right now, money’s too tight in the town and basic functions like turning on streetlights, repairing sidewalks and trimming the trees can’t be done regularly.
The town is also facing the task of replacing the decades-old water system.
With the change, the town would gain about 40 new residents and fold in businesses along U.S. 301 and U.S. 17 into its borders and onto its tax rolls. That would generate an estimated $60,000 more in revenue a year.
The town had 126 residents last year and generates about $18,000 annually.
The process differs from annexation because the boundary change has to be approved both by the Port Royal Town Council and the Caroline County Board of Supervisors.
Part of that process requires that both government bodies have to hold public hearings to give residents a chance to speak for or against the move.
Following the 6 p.m. public hearing on Tuesday, the Town Council will have its regular meeting at which it is expected to vote on the proposed change.
The Board of Supervisors scheduled the public hearing for Tuesday, Sept. 24, during its regular meeting at the Community Services Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike in Milford.
Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413 email@example.com
WANT TO GO?
Port Royal residents can tell the Town Council their opinions about the proposed boundary change during a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall, 419 King St., Port Royal. The Town Council’s regular meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Caroline County residents can tell the Board of Supervisors their opinions about the proposed Port Royal boundary change during a public hearing at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 24, during the board’s regular meeting at the Community Services Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike in Milford. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.