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DNR Confirms County's POS Apportionment Goal

Post Date:04/11/2018 2:50 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2018

ELKTON, MD. -- The Department of Natural Resources has acknowledged today that, with the recent addition of the former Bittersweet property, Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation has met their land acquisition goal. With that, the County is now permitted to use up to 75% of the annual Program Open Space (POS) apportionment for park development projects. Previously, the allocations were split 50/50 between development and acquisition.

"It's not the number of acres we own, but how we service our citizens with the properties we have. The Bittersweet property allows us to now reach every resident with a county park within acceptable miles of their front door," said Clyde Van Dyke, Director of Parks and Recreation. "We have met the criteria that the state is looking for therefore, more development dollars will be made available."

The County took ownership of the former golf course in late March through the State of Maryland's POS funding and will work to create a strategic development plan for the property in the coming months.

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For more information, contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
410-996-8454
jlyall@ccgov.org

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