Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

March 18, 2007

Land preservation seminar planned

The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning will hold an Agricultural Land Preservation Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon March 30 at Highland Presbyterian Church, 701 Highland Road in Street.

The speakers will be David Thompson, chairman of the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board; Bill Amoss, administrator for the Harford County Agricultural Preservation Program; Jay Young, an attorney with Brown, Brown & Young; and Brian Lutters, a certified public accountant with Clifton Gunderson LLP.

Topics will include county rural land-use goals, land preservation easement options, partnerships with land trusts, land preservation and estate planning; and land preservation income tax tools.

Other topics will include the effect of land preservation on property values, the benefits of conservation easements versus development and a roundtable discussion with easement landowners.

Registration is required by Friday at 410-638-3104.

County encourages storm preparedness

Officials from the Harford County Division of Emergency Operations are recommending that residents include storm preparation in their spring cleaning efforts.

Residents are advised to remove yard hazards; check the supplies in the family emergency kit; know the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a warning; know what to do if indoors, caught outdoors or driving; know how to help an injured person struck by lightning; and know how to report downed wires.

For details on storm safety, call the Division of Emergency Operations at 410-588-5780.

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