The Board of County Commissioners of Carroll County, Maryland, announces its intent to purchase an Agricultural Land Preservation Easement over 250.56 acres of land, located at 1922 Crouse Mill Road, Taneytown, Maryland, 21787, from the ESTATE OF BARBARA E. CRAPSTER, HELEN V. KREIT, Personal Representative for $636,313.60, which shall be paid pursuant to the terms of a 20-year Installment Purchase Agreement with stated interest. The County Commissioners will decide whether or not to purchase this easement at a public meeting which is to be held no sooner than fifteen days from the date this notice appears.  Any person wishing to comment on the proposed purchase may do so, either orally or in writing, by contacting the County Commissioners Office, 225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland, 21157. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all meetings, until further notice, will be accessible virtually on our meeting portal at and/or you may participate in the meeting by calling 410-386-2043 to confirm a meeting and for further instructions. Questions should be addressed to Deborah Bowers, Program Manager (, Agricultural Land Preservation Program, Department of Land and Resource Management, 410-386-2214 (MD Relay Service 7-1-1/800-735-2258).