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By From Staff Reports | March 6, 1995
A Gamber couple who fought to gain a small strip of land from the High Ridge homeowners association to develop farmland has asked the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to throw out a decision by the Carroll County Commissioners that returned the land to the association.Two weeks ago, the commissioners voted 2-1 to overturn a previous board of commissioners that condemned the 50-foot-by-15-foot parcel in 1992 that belonged to the High Ridge Association.The previous commissioners had ruled that Aaron E. and Ruth E. Green should be allowed to extend High Ridge Drive to build houses.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2003
Howard County Recreation and Parks officials plan to cluster playing fields and picnic areas for the High Ridge Park site in North Laurel, saving mature hardwood trees and avoiding the steep slopes leading to the banks of the Patuxent River. "It's one of the last remaining areas of natural forest ... in that portion of the county," said Howard parks Director Gary J. Arthur. The park's playing fields and picnic pavilion will be placed on a little less than 6 acres of the 90-acre site rather than the 14 acres suggested in an earlier proposal.
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February 27, 1994
Recently there has been considerable publicity relative to the condemnation case initiated by the Board of County Commissioners against the High Ridge Association near Gamber.On Feb. 4, Commissioner Elmer Lippy aired a response on cable TV to Judge Luke K. Burns Jr.'s decision on the High Ridge Drive case. I do not normally respond to remarks made or printed in the news media. When issues are presented by a government official which represent an opposing point of view, then I respectfully feel a need to express my position.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
NationsBank Corp., after years of whittling down a $1.8 billion regional portfolio of foreclosed real estate, has shifted the focus of its South Charles Realty Corp. subsidiary toward investments.The transition to South Charles Investment Corp. took a major leap last week, when the company bought a vacant, three-building office complex in Northern Virginia for $7.4 million, the first property acquisition under its new strategy."We feel we have all the skills necessary to operate in the real estate business in-house," said Turner B. Smith, South Charles' president.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1995
Carroll County Commissioner Richard T. Yates denied yesterday that his vote last week to return a small parcel of land in Gamber to the High Ridge Association was influenced by the fact that the association president was his campaign treasurer."
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | September 9, 2003
Howard County Recreation and Parks officials plan to cluster playing fields and picnic areas for the High Ridge Park site in North Laurel, saving mature hardwood trees and avoiding the steep slopes leading to the banks of the Patuxent River. "It's one of the last remaining areas of natural forest ... in that portion of the county," said Howard parks Director Gary J. Arthur. The park's playing fields and picnic pavilion will be placed on a little less than 6 acres of the 90-acre site rather than the 14 acres suggested in an earlier proposal.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1995
Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that an appeal by a Carroll County homeowners' association in a case regarding a small parcel of land in Gamber will continue even though two of the three parties involved say they reached a settlement.Maryland Court of Special Appeals Chief Judge Alan M. Wilner wrote in a March 24 decision that the court threw out motions detailing the settlement filed in February by the County Commissioners and the High Ridge Association.A hearing date, originally scheduled for tomorrow, will be rescheduled for June.
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By Daniel P. Clemens Jr. and Daniel P. Clemens Jr.,Staff writer | November 24, 1991
Is High Ridge Drive in Finksburg an eternal dead-end street or a temporary cul-de-sac that was earmarked for extension all along?Depends whom you ask.The fate of the road, which has been the subject of a long-standing dispute between residents of the High Ridge subdivision and an adjacent property owner, was under consideration by the county Planning and Zoning Commission last week.Aaron Green wants to develop 14 lots on a portion of his 135-acre farm off Bird View Road.To do that, however, Green needs High Ridge road extended across a 15-by-50-foot right of way owned by the homeowners association of High Ridge, an adjacent 80-home subdivision.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
A decision Friday by the Carroll County commissioners to return a small parcel of land in Gamber to the High Ridge Association ended one lawsuit, started another and continued the debate on personal property rights.The commissioners voted 2-1 to reverse a 1992 decision by the previous board of commissioners to condemn a 50-by-15-foot piece of land owned by the homeowners group so that the county could extend a road, which would have allowed a farmer to develop his land.The vote ended a lawsuit that had reached the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | December 3, 1992
The county commissioners used their power of condemnation to benefit a Finksburg developer by voting in February to purchase a tiny piece of property, according to testimony in Carroll Circuit Court yesterday.When Finksburg farmer Aaron Green could not persuade the High Ridge Homeowners Association to sell him the property adjacent to his 135-acre farm, he turned to Commissioner Donald I. Dell.Mr. Green and John T. Maguire II, his attorney, asked the commissioner -- who went to high school with Mr. Green's father -- if there was anything the county could do to help.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1995
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled yesterday that the Carroll County Commissioners erred when they condemned a property in Gamber to extend a road and thus help a farmer develop his land.The decision means that the property must revert to the High Ridge Association, a group of area homeowners that opposed the condemnation and took the county to court to reverse it. Yesterday's ruling was the result of the association's appeal after it lost in Carroll Circuit Court."It's been a long battle," association president Dave Bond said yesterday.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | April 3, 1995
Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that an appeal by a Carroll County homeowners' association in a case regarding a small parcel of land in Gamber will continue even though two of the three parties involved say they reached a settlement.Maryland Court of Special Appeals Chief Judge Alan M. Wilner wrote in a March 24 decision that the court threw out motions detailing the settlement filed in February by the County Commissioners and the High Ridge Association.A hearing date, originally scheduled for tomorrow, will be rescheduled for June.
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By From Staff Reports | March 6, 1995
A Gamber couple who fought to gain a small strip of land from the High Ridge homeowners association to develop farmland has asked the Maryland Court of Special Appeals to throw out a decision by the Carroll County Commissioners that returned the land to the association.Two weeks ago, the commissioners voted 2-1 to overturn a previous board of commissioners that condemned the 50-foot-by-15-foot parcel in 1992 that belonged to the High Ridge Association.The previous commissioners had ruled that Aaron E. and Ruth E. Green should be allowed to extend High Ridge Drive to build houses.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1995
Carroll County Commissioner Richard T. Yates denied yesterday that his vote last week to return a small parcel of land in Gamber to the High Ridge Association was influenced by the fact that the association president was his campaign treasurer."
NEWS
By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
A decision Friday by the Carroll County commissioners to return a small parcel of land in Gamber to the High Ridge Association ended one lawsuit, started another and continued the debate on personal property rights.The commissioners voted 2-1 to reverse a 1992 decision by the previous board of commissioners to condemn a 50-by-15-foot piece of land owned by the homeowners group so that the county could extend a road, which would have allowed a farmer to develop his land.The vote ended a lawsuit that had reached the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
NEWS
February 28, 1994
In recent weeks, Carroll County's three commissioners have been less collegial than usual.Like any threesome, relations are often difficult with two siding against one, but the past practice of Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy ganging up against Julia W. Gouge is ending. Instead, Mr. Lippy, judging from some of his statements during the last two months, seems to be putting more distance between himself and his former ally.He went out of his way to point out in an interview earlier this month that he did not vote in favor of the High Ridge land condemnation, an obscure issue that means little to most county residents.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | December 22, 1993
The owners of a small strip of land in Gamber see a judge's decision to uphold the county's condemnation of privately owned property as a concession to development.Last week, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. affirmed the county's power of condemnation in a decision that members of the High Ridge Association said will benefit a farmer who wants to develop adjacent property.Members are "distressed as a community" at the decision, said Gary Spencer, president of the 80-member organization. They will probably appeal the condemnation of the 50-by-15-foot strip, legally deeded to the association several years ago, he said.
BUSINESS
By Kevin L. McQuaid and Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1996
NationsBank Corp., after years of whittling down a $1.8 billion regional portfolio of foreclosed real estate, has shifted the focus of its South Charles Realty Corp. subsidiary toward investments.The transition to South Charles Investment Corp. took a major leap last week, when the company bought a vacant, three-building office complex in Northern Virginia for $7.4 million, the first property acquisition under its new strategy."We feel we have all the skills necessary to operate in the real estate business in-house," said Turner B. Smith, South Charles' president.
NEWS
February 27, 1994
Recently there has been considerable publicity relative to the condemnation case initiated by the Board of County Commissioners against the High Ridge Association near Gamber.On Feb. 4, Commissioner Elmer Lippy aired a response on cable TV to Judge Luke K. Burns Jr.'s decision on the High Ridge Drive case. I do not normally respond to remarks made or printed in the news media. When issues are presented by a government official which represent an opposing point of view, then I respectfully feel a need to express my position.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer | December 22, 1993
The owners of a small strip of land in Gamber see a judge's decision to uphold the county's condemnation of privately owned property as a concession to development.Last week, Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. affirmed the county's power of condemnation in a decision that members of the High Ridge Association said will benefit a farmer who wants to develop adjacent property.Members are "distressed as a community" at the decision, said Gary Spencer, president of the 80-member organization. They will probably appeal the condemnation of the 50-by-15-foot strip, legally deeded to the association several years ago, he said.
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