We need as parkland the Brick House property next to Liriodendron without delay. The property includes a manicured and treasured clay tennis court, huge trees, fine planting, three historic out-buildings, sledding and gorgeous vistas in all directions. Liriodendron's Nature Trail connects handily to the Ma & Pa hiker-biker trail. Even more impressive is the appraised value of the property is one third as much as other available parkland and its pristine, uncontaminated National Register of Historic Places property has much to offer the community.
Dr. and Mrs. Kelly lived on the property while building Liriodendron and continued ownership until 1962. The historic attributes of the property has an 82-page work available.
The price is reasonable and a real bargain at a level under two appraisal figures before the market rose. The moment is now before the spring market heats up.
Let's proceed now and not repeat Harford County's failure to proceed on Dion Guthrie's proposal for a community center.
The Town of Bel Air and its over 100 key resident signatures support and are in favor of Town acquisition. We need the County/Town to work together and avoid further delays.
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