Arnold * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

CENTRAL COUNTY --

January 11, 1993

County Council seeks appraisels on 19-acre tract

The County Council has asked the county Department of Parks and Recreation for new appraisals on a parcel of Severna Park woods it is considering for preservation.

Parks officials are attempting to answer questions council members raised at December hearings about the proposal to buy a 19-acre tract for preservation as a park area, dubbed the Cattail Creek Recreation Area.

Jack Keen, chief of planning and construction for Recreation and Parks, said that the updated appraisals are expected by the middle of this month.

The property is part of 30 acres of pristine woodland that extends from the Baltimore-Annapolis hiking trail east to Ritchie Highway. The Greater Severna Park Council for several years has urged the county to buy the land and preserve it.

The Baltimore-Annapolis Railroad Co., which owns the land, is asking $1,045,000 for it.

POLICE LOG

* Severna Park: A resident reported to police that someone tried to break into her 1986 Volkswagen Jetta that was parked in front of her home in the 700 block of Pin Oak Drive Saturday.

* Shipley's Choice: A resident told police that someone broke into her 1977 Porsche that was parked in front of her home in the 300 block of Blue Cedar Court Wednesday and took stereo equipment.

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