New listing! 166 Lodge Circle, GA8363272 $344,900 Sky Valley Lake Access Chalet Dock Vacation Rental

‘Hideaway Chalet’ is a 3BR, 3.5BA home tucked away in the charming community of Sky Valley. Enjoy one of the few beach areas at DCL, dock slip through the HOA, boat launch & more. Tastefully remodeled in 2011/2012 to offer new kitchen, granite, custom tile shower, modern flooring, add. outdoor space/fire pit, and decking. Oversized lot = even more privacy. Established vacation rental, turnkey! More here.
This property is a vacation rental! More info here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family-Detached
3 3 Full/1 Half
54,886 Sq. Ft. 2,379 (approx) 1978
3
SKY VALLEY EAST
Well
Septic
School Information
CALL SCHOOL BOARD SOUTHERN MIDDLE SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOL
Room Information
Bathrooms
3 1
Liv-Din Combo, Kit-Dining Combo
Interior Features
 Propane, Wood, Other, Other, Stove, Hot Water
Full, Heated, Improved, Partially Finished, Slab, Walkout Level, Space For Rooms
 1
 None, Other
Attach Mstr Bath, Bath Ceramic Tile, Entry Lvl BR, Furniture Conveys, Granite Counters, Master Walk-in Closet, MBR-BA Full, Other, Other, Shades/Blinds, W/W Carpeting
Exterior / Lot Features
 Spa, Water Access
 DW – Circular, Drvwy/Off Str
Wood, Stone
Boat Slip
Asphalt Shingle
None
DEEP CREEK LAKE
0
R
Shows Well
 Deck, Decks-Multiple, Play Area, Private Road, Private Pier, Backs to Trees, Trees/Wooded, Water Access, Secluded

New listing! 54 Pergin Farm Rd, Oakland – GA8359692 – $199,900 – 1.49 acres – VIEWS

PRIVACY. Surround yourself with gorgeous views of the mountains, farmland and forests. This home has it all: features 3 spacious bedrooms, huge living room, 2 car garage, multiple outbuildings/sheds and a gigantic level yard with a gazebo in the back. Partially finished basement, large eat-in kitchen. Rare offering, Deep Creek Lake is just down the street. Priced to SELL. More here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family-Detached
3 2 Full/1 Half
64,904 Sq. Ft. 1,572 (approx) 1992
Yes- 2 spaces 2
PERGIN FARM
Well
Septic
School Information
BROADFORD SOUTHERN MIDDLE SOUTHERN GARRETT HIGH
Room Information
Bathrooms
2 1
Kit-Dining Combo
Interior Features
Stove, Exhaust Fan, Dryer, Washer, Microwave, Dishwasher
 Propane, Wood, Other, Other, Stove, Hot Water
Improved, Heated, Other, Partial, Partially Finished
 Other, None
Attach Mstr Bath, Bath Ceramic Tile, Drapes/Curtains, Drapery Rods, Entry Lvl BR, MBA/Sep Tub, MBR-BA Full, Other, Other, W/W Carpeting, Washer/Dryer Hookup
Exterior / Lot Features
 Patio
 2 Garage Spaces, Garage, Drvwy/Off Str
Stucco, Stone
Shingle
None
Level
Fenced-Partially
Shows Well
 Deck, Patio, Backs to Trees, Secluded, Open, Private, Lot Premium, Landscaping, Cleared
Driving Directions
From Taylormade DCV&S, south on Garrett Hwy. Left on Sand Flat Rd, left on Pergin Farm. House is first on the right.

Garrett budget includes increase for school board

Funding at same level as fiscal 2014

Elaine Blaisdell

Cumberland Times-News

 

OAKLAND — Mostly Garrett County Board of Education staff attended a public hearing on the county’s fiscal 2015 operating and capital draft budget and most of the comments were based on funding for the board, according to Monty Pagenhardt, county administrator.
The county commissioners committed additional funding to the BOE that will maintain an operating funding level equal to that of fiscal 2014. The Garrett County Public School system was faced with a $2.2 million projected deficit for fiscal 2015 due to the loss of state funding and had initiated the required process to consider closing three elementary schools.
“The board of county commissioners then committed to a funding appropriation that would assure that the $2.2 million deficit would be eliminated,” said Pagenhardt. “This commitment by the county would prohibit the closing of these schools.”
The school system’s deficit would be funded by directing $1 million of the BOE’s escrowed funds in the Coalition Health Care Trust, $500,000 in additional county funding and $500,000 in potential state funding and a $200,000 reduction in current operating costs, according to Pagenhardt.
“The county had agreed that if the additional state funding was less than the projected total, the county would be responsible for the difference  — a net difference of $1 million,” said Pagenhardt. The county was also required to fund $235,544 in additional teacher pension costs for fiscal 2015.
The fiscal 2015 budget will confirm a $535,897 increase in operating funds to the BOE thanks to $464,103 in actual state funding, which equals the net difference of $1 million. The BOE is seeing a more than $770,000 increase for fiscal 2015, and funding of all other county agencies is being held at the same level or less this year, said Pagenhardt.
The draft budget contains an estimated $5.4 million difference in revenues and estimated expenditures, according to Pagenhardt.
“This is the biggest gap of revenue loss from one year to the next,” said Pagenhardt. “This was without a doubt the most difficult budget review and approval cycle that we have been faced with. Fortunately, our financial policy and past budget practices have positioned the county to maintain the high quality of public services that our residents, taxpayers and visitors ex-pect.”

More here.

Full economic study of Md. gas drilling due

TOWSON, Md. (AP) – Towson University researchers are preparing to release their full study of the prospective economic impact of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

The scheduled release on Tuesday follows a presentation earlier this month by the school’s Regional Economic Studies Institute to a state commission charged with making recommendations for safe use of the drilling technique.

The presentation to the panel said gas drilling could create as many as 3,600 jobs in Allegany and Garrett counties in the next decade.

But researchers said the boom would likely end in the late 2020s, and could leave the area less appealing to tourists and vacation-home buyers, especially near Deep Creek Lake.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/27/full-economic-study-of-md-gas-drilling-due/#ixzz33hCemqsj
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New Listing – 71 Lower Camp Rd McHenry-GA8357685-$599,900-ski-in-ski-out-chalet-asci

5BR, 4BA chalet in slopefront community of North Camp, nestled amongst large boulders, tall trees, and ferns galore. Year round outdoor activities are just around the corner – Wisp Ski/Golf Resort and ASCI Whitewater complex. Includes access to an exclusive 2 acre lakeside park. Features hot tub, 2 fireplaces, jetted tub, large deck, slope views. Established vacation rental ‘Rocky Adventures’. Much more here.
This property is for rent! More details here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Vacation Rental
5 4 Full
17,486 Sq. Ft. 2,856 (approx) 2007
3
NORTH CAMP SUBDIVISION
Public
Public Sewer
Room Information
Bathrooms
4
Liv-Din Combo
Interior Features
 Propane, Other, Forced Air, Other
Full, Fully Finished, Improved, Other, Heated, Walkout Level
 2
 None, Other
Exterior / Lot Features
 Drvwy/Off Str
Wood, Stone, Cedar
None
Shows Well
 Backs to Trees, Ski in/Ski out, Private, Trees/Wooded, Landscaping
Community Features
Gated Community

Maryland building 30 miles of new trails in Garrett County parks and state forests

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 22, 2014 – 4:19 am EDT

HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s building 30 miles of new trails connecting state parks and forests in Garrett County.

The agency said Wednesday that the project’s first phase includes five miles of new trail at Deep Creek Lake State Park.

The DNR says all the new trails will be open for hiking, biking, running and horseback riding in 2018.

More here.

New Listing – 312 Oak Way, Swanton Maryland- GA8355225-$424,900-dock-slip-furnished

Escape to the perfect “Getaway” home, carefully maintained and ready to move in and enjoy! Relax on the large covered front porch, in front of the fireplace or in the hot tub on the back deck. Paved driveway, level yard, large storage shed. This home is located in a quiet neighborhood; includes dedicated boat slip in Harbor Community Association. Newer Malibu boat negotiable! More here.
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family-Detached
3 2 Full/1 Half
15,246 Sq. Ft. 2,028 (approx) 2004
2
HARVEYS PENINSULA – HARVEY TRACT
Well,Well Permit on File
Public Sewer
Room Information
Bathrooms
2 1
Kit-Dining Combo, Liv-Din Combo
Interior Features
Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer
 Propane, Other, Forced Air, Other
 1
 Other, None
Attach Mstr Bath, Drapery Rods, Drapes/Curtains, Entry Lvl BR, FP Glass Doors, Granite Counters, MBA/Sep Shwr, MBR-BA Full, Shades/Blinds, W/W Carpeting, Washer/Dryer Hookup, Wood Floors
Exterior / Lot Features
 Dock Facilities, Water Access
 Drvwy/Off Str, Other
HardeePlank
Boat Slip
None
DEEP CREEK LAKE
0
R
Shows Well
 Deck, Porch-front, Private Pier, Water Access, Open, Cleared

 

O’Malley signs bill for added state funding to schools

Law mandates supplements for shortfalls in aid formula

Matthew Bieniek

Cumberland Times-News

CUMBERLAND — A bill that will aid Garrett County Public Schools and other school systems hit hard by the state school funding formula due to declining enrollments has been signed into law by Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The new law will supplement state funding by adding $464,103 for the coming year. The cash-strapped school system has been forced to consider school closures in the past few years.
“This should be very helpful to the school system and we are still waiting for the legislation introduced by both Del. (Wendell) Beitzel and I to pass that would help the county out financially until the wealth study is completed,” Sen. George Edwards has said. Edwards was the Senate sponsor of the bill.
A study of the wealth formula is planned to begin in the fall of 2014 and is slated to be complete in 2016. The existing state funding formula can hit school districts with declining student populations hard. The bill applies to the whole state, not just Garrett County.
“At the rate we have been impacted by the wealth formula … any help we can get from the state is appreciated,” said Janet Wilson, Garrett County superintendent of schools. The money will help the system move forward and restore some services that have been lost, she said.
The bill mandates the state to supplement shortfalls in the state aid formula. “For fiscal years 2015 through 2017, if a county board’s total direct education aid in the current fiscal year is less than the prior fiscal year, then the state shall provide a grant to the county board equal to 50 percent of the decrease in total direct education aid from the prior fiscal year to the current fiscal year,” according to the language of SB 534.
The state budget provides $1.7 million in aid for affected districts in fiscal 2015, according to a floor report on the bill by the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

New listing! 104 Lake Forest Dr Oakland MD 21550 $349,900 GA8350702

Unique lake access home in coveted Lake Forest Estates community. 3BR, 1BA with full unfinished basement. Enjoy a private lane and a short stroll to the lake. Dock slip may be available for lease through community, but not guaranteed. Owners have architectural plans to expand house and modify floor plan, documents on file. Renovated in 2006. Bonus lot 5 included, stream running through. More here.

New listing! 190 Morning Glory – GA8347218 – $469,000 – 5BR chalet + views

The mountain escape you’ve been waiting for! Newer log home & vacation rental ‘Chalet on the Hill’ boasts amazing 270 degree views of the surrounding mountains, Deep Creek Lake State Park, Meadow Mountain and several working farms of Garrett County. Inside, enjoy modern finishes spanning 2 living areas, loft, 5BR, log beams & more. Enjoy the great outdoors from the hottub or covered porch! More here.
This property is for rent! Click here for details!
Listing Information
Property Type: Vacation Home
5 3 Full/1 Half
65,776 Sq. Ft. 2,576 (approx) 2012
3
NORTH GLADE MEADOWS
Well
Septic
School Information
CALL SCHOOL BOARD
Room Information
Bathrooms
3 1
Kit-Dining Combo, Kit-Living Combo, Eat-In Kitchen, Other
Interior Features
 Propane, Other, Forced Air, Other
Full, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated
 1
 Other, None
Exterior / Lot Features
 Deck, Spa
 Drvwy/Off Str
Wood, Stone, Log
None
Shows Well
 Deck, Porch-wraparound, Backs to Trees, Open, Private