The town of Walkersville, Maryland is preparing to pay almost $4.8 million to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit.
Walkersville officials revealed terms of the proposed agreement with the developer who filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, one day before town officials are due to approve the agreement.
The town would pay for the 224 disputed acres owned by developer David Moxley and his family plus $50 thousand for closing and transfer costs.
Moxley alleged that religious bias was behind Walkersville's denial of a zoning exemption for a proposed mosque and convention site. That denial put an end to Moxley's plan to sell the farmland to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA of Silver Spring.
Bill Redlin reports...