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Governor O’Malley Announces BPW Approval of Funding for Calvert County’s First Indoor Aquatic Center
ANNAPOLIS, MD — Today, Governor Martin O’Malley announced Board of Public Works (BPW) approval of local-side Program Open Space (POS) funds for Calvert County’s first indoor aquatic center.
Calvert County recently acquired a 28.69-acre property located west of Solomons Island Road within the Prince Frederick Town Center to serve as the future location of the County’s first community indoor aquatic center. The purchase will be partially funded with $1,944,366 local-side POS funds approved today.
“The development of the Indoor Aquatic Center will meet one of the major goals of Calvert County’s Parks and Recreation Plan and provide a year-round facility for all citizens of the County,” said Bob Pfeiffer, Calvert County’s Capital Projects Coordinator. “We appreciate the Governor’s support and the State’s investment through Program Open Space for this much needed active recreation project.”
In total the BPW approved funding for 12 local park and recreation areas and preservation of more than 1,299 acres of agricultural and forest land in 16 counties today.
Since 1969, Program Open Space has provided funding for acquisition of nearly 322,000 acres for open space and recreation areas. Most Maryland residents live within 15 minutes of an open space or recreational area funded by this program.
Chaired by Governor O’Malley, the Board of Public Works is also comprised of Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot. The Board is authorized by the General Assembly to approve major construction and consultant contracts, equipment purchases, property transactions and other procurement actions.
November 14, 2007
Contact: Olivia Campbell
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