Talbot County Votes to Purchase 120-Acre Poplar Hill Farm


Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council, at its Tuesday, February 13th meeting, voted to purchase an approximately 120-acre property (located adjacent to Maryland Route 322 and Maryland Route 333) in Easton known as Poplar Hill Farm, which brings discussions and efforts to develop the property to a close.

During the meeting, the County Manager requested Council support to acquire the property for future County uses, and to preserve open space and critical area.

The Council unanimously approved the request. Following the vote, Council President Chuck Callahan stated, “This was a phenomenal opportunity to secure the strategically located property for future uses…it’s exciting to be able to secure this property for future use and to maintain open space and to protect the critical area.”

The County will purchase the property for $6M, while noting the property was recently appraised at a market value of $6.99M. Funding for this acquisition will come from capital enabling legislation, Bill No. 1534.

County Manager Clay Stamp described the member’s action to acquire the property as “visionary”.


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