A town commissioner denied yesterday that he gave $500 to a citizens group that opposes plans for a Muslim worship and conference center in the rural Frederick County community.

Commissioner Chad Weddle also denied having advised the Citizens for Walkersville on how to defeat the project proposed by the Silver Spring-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.

The charges surfaced in a sworn affidavit hours before the planning commission in the town of 5,600 voted on a zoning amendment proposed by Mr. Weddle that could block the project by prohibiting places of worship, schools and private clubs on agricultural land. (READ MORE)


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