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Md. Offers Town $1.4M For 400 Acres It Owns

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THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has offered Thurmont $1.4 million for about 400 acres of land it owns.

Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Hooper said Tuesday that officials will meet on July 17 to discuss the proposed sale.

Town Administrator Bill Blakeslee says the town would get little revenue from timber cutting for 40 years, the time it would take for trees to mature.

The News-Post of Frederick reports that the land would become part of Cunningham Falls State Park. About 80 acres of the 480-acre parcel contains Thurmont’s reservoir and would be kept by the town.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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