“We looked at three different things: Parks in general, parks with picnic tables and pavilions, and parks with trails,” Carpenter said. “It was no surprise to us to learn that most residents reside within five miles of a park in Garrett County, with the exception of the extreme southern end of the county in the Kempton area.”
She also noted that all of the towns’ five-year plans are now included in the county’s LPPRP. Their plans include estimates on potential land acquisitions, new projects, new equipment, new replacement equipment and maintenance needs for the next five years.
“It was a lot of work for them, and I commend them for all that they’ve done,” the director said about the towns’ efforts to contribute to the plan.
The 2017 LPPRP replaces the 2012 one, and “becomes one of a number of functional plans that help implement the Garrett County Comprehensive Plan,” as noted on Page 2 of the new document. It is available for public review online at garrettcounty.org.
Also during their Tuesday meeting in Bittinger, the Commissioners reappointed William Ingram and Russell Sines to the Deep Creek Watershed Board of Zoning Appeals Board
The Commissioners’ next public meeting is scheduled for Nov. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at the courthouse in Oakland. Requests to be on the agenda must be made to Carol Riley-Alexander, executive assistant to the commissioners and county administrator, by 1 p.m. one week prior to the public meeting day. She can be contacted at 301-334-8970.