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Public Notices

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT 

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

December 6, 2023

 

PORT DEPOSIT ADOPTS HOPKINS QUARRY MASTER RECREATIONAL PLAN

 

The Town of Port Deposit is pleased to announce the adoption of Resolution 12-2023 - Hopkins Quarry Master Recreation Plan.  The 67-acre (+/-) property is located on the north end of the town and extends the town boundary from the railroad overpass almost to Canal Road. 

 

The Hopkins Quarry property was purchased by the town in 2002 from the Hopkins family with Program Open Space Program funding through the Department of Natural Resources.   Since the early 1800’s through 1977, the property had been used by various owners for quarry operations, and property records indicate that by 1978 the stone activity on the property had diminished.   

 

Over a series of public meetings with members of the community, elected officials and staff, the recreational master plan outlines the following goals:

  • Identify and develop recreational opportunities, facilities and services;

  • Historic recognition and educational opportunities (national and local significance);

  • Parking, pedestrian, and vehicle property access;

  • Phasing schedule and implementation action plan for improvements;

  • Market and promote a diverse educational and recreational eco-tourism program; and

  • Identify probable cost and maintenance requirement for identified improvements.

 

Mayor Tome expressed his thoughts that are shared by the Council about the recreational plan, stating, “The Hopkins Quarry property presents an opportunity for the Town to create a regional recreational park that can utilize the environmental features of the property to offer adventurous recreational activities for our residents and visitors, such as rock climbing, pump track, hiking trail and zip line.” 

 

The elected officials expressed their gratitude to everyone who contributed to the plan, and they are committed to seeking funding and allocating resources for the implementation of the recreational park. The Hopkins Quarry Recreational Master Plan is available on our website: www.portdeposit.org or at Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit.  

 

Media Contact:

Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor

410.378.2121

Hopkins Quarry Master Plan

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 13, 2023

PORT DEPOSIT ADOPTS NEW COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Town of Port Deposit is pleased to announce the adoption of its new Comprehensive Plan, a strategic roadmap that will guide the community’s growth and development. This milestone marks a collaborative effort between town officials, residents, and various stakeholders to shape the future for Port Deposit.


The Comprehensive Plan reflects the unique historical identity of the waterfront community. It addresses key aspects of planning, economic development, infrastructure, housing and environmental sustainability. By establishing clear goals and strategies, the plan aims to enhance the quality of life for residents while ensuring responsible and balanced growth.


Mayor Tome expressed his thoughts about the plan’s adoption, stating, “The Comprehensive Plan is the result of the hard work from our Planning Commission and community to provide a clear vision that ensures the preservation of our historic culture while meeting the needs of current and future generations.”


The Comprehensive Plan is available on our website: www.portdeposit.org or at Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit.


Media Contact:
Town Administrator Vicky Rinkerman

or Wayne Tome, Jr., Mayor
410.378.2121

 

 

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