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.

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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.

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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.

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