Contact: Chris Winebrenner

Westminster, MD, Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Today, during Open Session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the recommendations of the local chapter of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) to provide funding for four (4) FY2020 municipal Program Open Space (POS) projects.

Each year, the county allocates 25% of Program Open Space funds to municipalities, four of the eight municipalities each year, rotating yearly. The local chapter of the MML recommends spending for projects, the Department of Recreation and Parks reviews the projects and determines its support before presenting the projects to the BOC for approval. This year, the four projects approved are: a new park in New Windsor; playground improvements at Taneytown High School Park; parking lot enhancements at the Union Bridge Community Center; and phase I construction of Wakefield Valley Park in Westminster. Each project will receive $81,128 in POS funds.

Commissioner Ed Rothstein, District 5, noted, “This highlights another great partnership between the county and its municipalities.”

Now approved, these municipal projects will be included in Carroll County’s FY2020 Project Open Space Annual Program with other county POS park projects.

Open session is available for viewing on the county meeting portal and the county YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.