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Eberly Points to Lack of ‘Open Space’ Dollars for Recreation Upgrades

June 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Program Open Space was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1969.  The program is intended to keep pace with development, making sure that as land is developed, there is enough open space reserved for residents to enjoy parks, ball fields, playgrounds, historic properties and scenic lands. Much like highway user funds however, POS funds have been raided on an annual basis, leaving just a fraction of the intended funding for county governments to work with.  More of the same this year. Allegany County Administrator David Eberly reports that the county commissioners received more than a dozen project requests- ranging from upgrades to the park pool in Frostburg to tennis court fencing at Constitution Park. Eberly says there simply aren’t enough dollars being made available by the state to address all of those requests…


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