County to Sell 23 Surplus Properties

Twenty-three pieces of land, 13 in Westminster and seven in Eldersburg, will be put up for sale in the coming months.

The Board of County Commissioners voted two to one to dispose of 23 surplus properties in the coming months as recommended by county staff.

The Commissioners had previously directed the Director of Public Works, Thomas Rio, to determine whether the county has surplus property and, if so, make a recommendation as to the proper disposition of such properties, according to a county government news release.

At a recent public meeting of the commissioners, Rio recommended that the Board dispose of 23 parcels of land which are currently owned by the county but have no foreseeable future use by the county. Most of the parcels included in this recommendation are less than one acre in size with the largest being approximately 35 acres, according to a news release.

The property will be sold through an advertised, public sale in the coming months.

Commissioner Doug Howard made the motion to sell the properties as recommended and use the proceeds of the sale to fund future road construction projects, according to the news release. He further moved that 60 percent of the proceeds from any properties sold by the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority would also be used to fund future road construction projects.

Commissioners Haven Shoemaker and Howard supported the motion as proposed, while Commissioner Robin Frazier supported disposing of the property, but opposed the proposal to use the sale proceeds to fund future road projects.

Commissioners Shoemaker and Howard voted in favor of the motion and Commissioner Frazier voted in opposition. Commissioners Richard Rothschild and David Roush were not present.

Surplus Properties to be sold:

Property Parcel Size  Original Cost Original Purpose Zoning

Barnes Property
MD 97, Westminster

~14 Ac. $121,300 Kate Wagner Rd flyover extension conservation Campus Heights, Parcel B, MD 97, Westminster 2.33 acres $0, dedicatd to county in 1988 Kate Wagner Rd flyover extension R20,000 Hook Rd Westminster 11.11 acres $190,000 Kate Wagner Rd flyover extension Ag Clark Manor Properties, off MD-97 b/w Chiseled Stone Rd and Pine Brook Farm Rd, Eldersburg 35.148 acres $0 MD-97 Relocation Conservation Joneal Property, MD-97 and Old Liberty Rd, Eldersburg 16.757 acres $120,000 MD-97 Relocation Conservation 7635 Old Washington Rd, Eldersburg 2.0965 acres $115,000 MD-97 Relocation Ag Elm Street Extended, Westminster 0.1377 acres $10 Deeded with subdivision R10,000 Stoffle Property, Hanover Pike, Manchester 5.976 acres $86,955 Part of Cape Horn Park acquisition Conservation Lippy Property, John Owings Rd., Westminster 0.3 acres  $0 Acquired as hang over Ag Kermisch Property, Off MD-26, Eldersburg 0.1250 acres $0, Grantor released interest in 1978 Tax sale, potential billboard location R20,000 Wasko Property, Off MD-27, Westminster 5.4 acres $63,500 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 Myers Property, Off MD-27, Westminster 1.77 acres $22,650 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 McKinney Property, Off Old Manchester Rd, Westminster 1.75 acres $24,000 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 Wampler Property, Old Manchester Rd, Westminster 2.03 acres $26,000 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 1124 Old Manchester Rd, Westminster 4.08 acres $77,000 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 Burgener/Shafer Property, Brehm Rd, Westminster 7.63 acres $62,563.40 Proposed Westminster bypass R40,000 Abend Property, Tannery Hill Rd, Westminster 0.479 acres $27,000 Proposed Westminster bypass Conservation Eden Pond Ltd, Sullivan Rd, Westminster 2.514 acres $90,000 Proposed Westminster bypass R10,000 Linton Rd, Eldersburg 0.96 acres $1, conveyed to Carroll Co. Sanitary Comm. from developer in 1973 Water tank for sanitary commission Ag Eisenhower Dr and Jefferson Ave, Eldersburg 0.6 acres $0 Stream buffer R20,000 Old Johnsville School, 5745 Bartholow Rd, Eldersburg 2.62 acres, 7,475 ft. $0, Conveyed from Bd of Ed in 1978 School Conservation Pickett Bld, 1123 Old Manchester Rd, Westminster 1.8 acres, 1,454 ft $129,000 Proposed Westminster bypass R20,000 1011 Chapel Rd, New Windsor 0.9643 acres, 820 ft $125,000 Chapel Rd Relocation R40,000

Information in this article was taken from a Carroll County government news release.


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