Property Owners’ Association: State Money For Garrett County

February 7, 2017


The State (DNR) owns approximately 90,000 acres of land in Garrett County which is not subject to property taxes for the county due to state ownership.  The current means to recoup some of the lost property taxes is to provide the county with 25% of the revenue obtained from the sale of timber on this land.  For the last several years, however, very little timber has been harvested so the revenue coming to Garrett County has been very low.  This process currently exists throughout Maryland for all counties in which the state owns land that cannot be taxed.
To remedy this situation and insure a fair amount of revenue, consistent with the amount of acreage owned by the state, this bill will provide a more equitable reimbursement of funds to Garrett County for land owned by the State of Maryland. The proposed bill breaks down the acreage into “units” of 10,000 acres and would mandate $250,000 per unit income to the county annually.  SB273 will make the County’s reimbursement approximately $2 million annually. SB273 is being heard by the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee on Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 p.m. Please send written testimony to by February 14, asking the Budget & Taxation Committee to give SB273 a FAVORABLE REPORT, and indicate if you plan to testify in person. Senate Bill 273 (SB 273) may be seen here. The existing system related to timber would no longer be used.
Your POA supports this bill because it is a fair way to reimburse the county for taxes that currently cannot be collected, and asks that you consider sending a written testimony  of endorsement.
Thanks very much in advance for your support on this bill which, if passed, will insure Garrett County is fairly reimbursed for uncollectable tax revenue.


Bob Hoffmann


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NEW LISTING- 1305 Deep Creek Drive

Check out my new listing in the heart of McHenry!

WOW! Impressive lakefront chalet with western exposure and an iconic, ‘postcard’ view of Deep Creek Lake & Wisp Ski Resort. Unbelievable level, grassy, lakefront lot.

Ultra rare 3 slip private dock.

Recently established vacation rental home with annual projections nearing $100k. 5 spacious BR’s, 2 car garage, screened porch, upper and lower mud room.

Views from virtually every room in the house.

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Bill’s Outdoor Center

Looking for a place around Deep Creek Lake for all your outdoor needs?

Check out Bill’s Outdoor Center!

Located on Garrett Highway, Bill’s Outdoor Center is close to the main stretch of the lake and easy to access!

They offer:

-Live Bait

-Maryland Hunting & Fishing Licenses

-Fishing Rods, Reels, Tackle & Accessories

-Water Sports Rentals

-Fishing Guide Service

-Rifles, Shotguns & Black Powder Guns

-Optics & Ammo

-Archery Equipment & Accessories

-Outdoor Clothing & Footwear

-Hunting Clothing, Boots & Accessories

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NEW LISTING: 531 Deep Creek Drive

Check out my new listing on Deep Creek Drive in McHenry, Maryland!

There are endless opportunities with this iconic Deep Creek Lake location- the current site of The Boardwalk Bar and the former site of the historic Point View Inn.

The property offers 600+ feet of waterfront, plentiful dockslip options (per DNR), ample parking (land and water) and prime Garrett Highway road frontage, as well as Deep Creek Drive.

Potential mixed uses include residential home sites, condo/townhouse and retail storefront.

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Bill’s Marine Service

Check out one of Deep Creek Lake’s local marinas! Bill’s Marine Service has been around Deep Creek for over 40 years. They are a full service marina offering new and pre-owned boat sales, rentals, service, and storage.


If you are here on vacation and looking to rent, Bill’s Marine Service offers ski, pontoon and fishing boat rentals.

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4th Annual Deep Creek Lake Boat Parade

The Deep Creek Lake Lions Club will be hosting the 4th Annual Deep Creek Lake Boat Parade on July 2nd! Starting around 7 p.m., the boats will begin at the Deep Creek Marina Lakeside Club (in McHenry Cove) and sail to Silver Tree.


This event cannot be missed! Whether you are planning to view the boat parade or register your boat to be in it, it will be a great time. The Boardwalk, Lakeside Creamery, Uno’s & the Honi-Honi Bar are just a few fun places to view the event.

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Savage River State Forest

Savage River State Forest is the largest state forest in the state of Maryland! With  54,000 acres of classified northern hardwood forest, there is plenty to do.

Whether it is biking, camping, canoeing, or hiking, there is always something to do.

You can even bring your pets, as long as they are on a leash!


Savage River Stare Forest - Savage River


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Flying Scot Sailboats and the Deep Creek Sailing School

Located in Deer Park, Maryland, right near Deep Creek Lake, is Flying Scot Sailboats. Since 1956, the company has excelled in producing Flying Scot’s- a Sailing Hall of Fame design! These boats are speedy, safe, and dependable.

flying scots- not ours

Coming to Maryland in 1958, the company has grown through out the years into a Deep Creek staple. The current owner, Harry Carpenter, worked his way up from the bottom: working at the sailing school as a college student, to the factory, and now he is the owner of the whole business!

Deep Creek Sailing School offers junior weeks, adult weeks and private lessons.

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