Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

September 17, 2002

Commissioners approve $900,000 to purchase farm

WESTMINSTER - The county commissioners voted yesterday to spend $900,000 to purchase a 134-acre farm in Woodbine for use as a park. Construction is set for next year on the site to be known as Krimgold Park.

The Krimgold farm, near Woodbine and Buckhorn roads, has "real potential for a park site, for both active and passive recreation," said Gary Horst, county director of enterprise and recreation services. The sellers, the four children of the original farm family, have asked that the park be named for their parents and that it be kept in public use.

The property includes three well-maintained ponds, constructed as part of a soil conservation program, and enough land to create several contiguous athletic fields, a picnic area and walking trails. Because the farm is at the headwaters to a stream that feeds Piney Run Reservoir, the county also will reap conservation benefits in the purchase, Horst said.

County to apply for grant to manage airport runoff

WESTMINSTER - The county will apply for a $135,000 federal grant to make improvements to the storm water management pond and surrounding trenches at Carroll County Regional Airport.

The county commissioners approved a grant application yesterday that would have the county and the federal government share equally in the cost of the project that will help manage runoff at the airport and along Route 97 north of Westminster. The State Highway Administration will assist and conduct required environmental assessments.

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