Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

CENTRAL COUNTY --

December 04, 1992

Council to update Kinder Park plans

The Greater Severna Park Council is working with the Anne Arundel Parks and Recreation Department to update plans for Kinder Park.

The 1992 county budget provided money to update plans for thpark grounds, said Ted Cheffy, chairman of the council's recreation committee. The park is essentially unused except by a few community organizations, such as the Severna Park Jaycees, and plans for park development haven't been updated since the early 1980s, Mr. Cheffy said.

The County Council has encouraged the park council to take the lead in planning for the park's future. "If we're not careful, next month some state agency will want to use the park, and then somebody else, and the next thing you know Kinder Park is going to be gone," Mr. Cheffy said.

The parks department is hiring a consulting firm to investigate all aspects of potential park use and how they might be compatible with Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Within the next two months, Mr. Cheffy said, the county will ask the park council and other community groups for input on what should be done with the land.

The park council supports preserving Kinder Park for non-commercial uses, such as walking paths, Mr. Cheffy said. "We want to have plans ready so when the economy turns around and something could financially be done to develop Kinder Park, we won't have to wait a year just to plan," he said.

Man charged in attack of real estate agent

County police have charged a Severna Park man with assault with intent to maim after witnesses identified him as the man who attacked real estate agent Gary Hart outside a 7-Eleven store last month.

Carter Rigsbee, 29, of the first block of Lockleven Drive turned himself in to police, said a police spokeswoman, Officer Terry Robey.

Mr. Hart, 41, of the 3700 block of Thomas Point Road, Annapolis, was walking out of the store on Ritchie Highway at McKinsey Road at 2:07 a.m. Nov. 21 when he got into an argument with a man. Mr. Hart told police the man beat him and kicked him.

Mr. Hart was treated for face and leg injuries at North Arundel Hospital and released, police said.

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