The county is moving forward with a plan to transform the former site of the Manchester skate park into a stormwater management facility.
The Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday to accept a $756,043 grant from the State Highway Administration's Transportation Alternatives Program to fund the construction of the project, which will be located off Md. 27 in Manchester. Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, was not present for the vote.
The planned facility will treat 99.3 acres of drainage area, according to a release from the county's Department of Land and Resource Management. Currently, the area drains into the Double Pipe Creek watershed, the release said.
The project is expected to cost about $950,000, said Gale Engles, chief of the Bureau of Resource Management.
The Town of Manchester will own the facility when it is completed and will be responsible for all maintenance, she said.