NEW LISTING- 215 Hillcrest Drive, Deer Park

Priced to sell! Well maintained home suitable for one-level living. Owner pride evident throughout.

Vaulted ceilings, stone fireplace, attached garage. Simple, cozy & comfortable. Gorgeous landscaping and fenced lawn area – feels like a park! Whole-house generator. 24×14 studio/workshop with electric, cable & a second floor.

Private drive.

House is in great shape but conveys AS-IS at this price.


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NEW LISTING- 128 Greenbrier Drive

Lodestone golf course, frontage on hole #1 fairway and green. Lot #3 has a building permit pre-approved by owner prior to sprinkler system ordinance, a savings of $20k+ over similar building lots! Huge value!

Close proximity to Fork Run recreational area, State Parks, Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Ski & Golf resort. Build your home on the areas highest golf course (2,973ft), designed by Hale Irwin.

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NEW LISTINGS- 4190/4232 Sand Flat Road

Check out my listings on Sand Flat Road!

Overlooking a beautiful horse farm, these houses have great rehab potential. With some TLC, these homes could be a great first home or a weekend getaway. Located close to McHenry, Oakland and Deep Creek Lake.


4232 Sand Flat:

4190 Sand Flat:


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NEW LISTING- 98 Red Pine Road

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One level living! Well-maintained home in McHenry with many improvements, including a paved driveway, a detached garage/shed with electric, and a spacious front deck. 3 large bedrooms and 2 full baths, and a ton of storage space in the attic.

Central AC and a heat pump offer incredible comfort and efficiency. Furnishings negotiable. Original owner.

Very private setting & DCL is about a mile away!


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Garrett County Health Department one of seven to receive national accreditation

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Health Department recently became one of seven county health departments in Maryland to receive national accreditation from the Public Health Accreditation Board.

“I’d have to say, honestly, Garrett County is not a good health department — Garrett County is a great health department,” Howard Haft, deputy secretary of public health at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, said during an accreditation celebration Wednesday. “Incredible leadership, incredible staff that are very dedicated with many, many years of dedicated service.”

The health department received accreditation in November and all the work was done by staff, who worked in each domain, according to Rodney Glotfelty, the health department’s health officer.

“Accreditation is a big deal — only 12 percent of local health departments in the United States have been accredited so far,” Glotfelty said. “Of that 12 percent, only 7 percent serve populations under 50,000.”

Once documentation was submitted to the accreditation board, a site review team visited the health department to discuss the various domains, said Glotfelty.

“When you step back and look at how many health departments in the nation reached this level and most of them being much bigger, the standards don’t change regardless of the size,” said Paul Edwards, chairman of the Garrett County Board of Commissioners. “For us to reach that with the size and scope of the staff here, when others that are much bigger have yet to do that, I think it speaks volumes of the commitment of the staff and Rodney’s leadership.”

The health department earned accreditation after a two-year, multi-faceted peer review assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures for public health.

“It’s not just the documentation. It’s really the fact that people put their heart and soul into it and they change how they do things to make them just the absolute best practices in the nation,” Haft said. “You are really the unsung heroes in health care.”

The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s health departments. The program, which is jointly supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s more than 3,000 governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance.

“I just wish that everybody in the state legislature, federal legislature, everybody in the community really understood how important the work you do every day is — I understand it,” Haft said.

“If you think about it, you have hit the apex of your industry and that’s something worth celebrating,” said Edwards.


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Garrett planners to let consultant lead zoning discussion

OAKLAND — The Garrett County Planning Commission has decided to let a consultant lead discussions about possible countywide zoning.

The commission is planning on hiring a consultant once there is money in the budget, Deborah Carpenter, director of the department of planning, said.

“As far as the board of county commissioners go at this point, I don’t think we have any interest in doing anything on countywide zoning. Not to say if something was brought to us we wouldn’t consider any action on it,” Jim Hinebaugh, commissioner and planning commission member, said during a planning commission meeting last month.

The first step in addressing countywide zoning would be to get public input followed by research and recommendations for a plan of action from the consultant, Carpenter said.

The commission is reviewing the comprehensive plan to see what sections may need public comment, more discussion or possible changes, said Carpenter. The planning commission began the review of the 2008 comprehensive plan last year.

“I think there may be more support than there was for countywide zoning 10 years ago or 20 years ago,” said Hinebaugh, who indicated that he didn’t have a position on zoning.

At least 30 percent of county citizens are already subjected to zoning because of living in the Deep Creek Watershed or in one of the municipalities, William DeVore, zoning administrator for the Deep Creek Watershed and member of the planning commission, said.

The Garrett County Board of Realtors supports performance-style zoning in the county, Paul Durham, planning commission member, said.

The commission also decided to give Karen Myers, who was representing Deep Creek Marina LLC, approval for a special exception and variance for an aerial (zip-line-type) adventure park to be located on Deep Creek Drive in McHenry.


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