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City and County Split on Route 51 Land Purchase

December 22nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The city of Cumberland and Allegany County have agreed to purchase 40 acres at the junction of Messick Road and state Route 51 for $250,000. The purchase of the land was approved by the county commissioners last week and on Tuesday night  the Cumberland Mayor and City Council took official action.  The city and county will split the cost, paying $125,000 each for the acreage. Officials hope the land will be an ideal location for a distribution center or other business venture. The acreage sits on the Cumberland city limits less than a half mile from the site of the future FedEx Transport Distribution Center at Mexico Farms. Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss…