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|
|~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.