County Executive Leopold Thanks Board of Public Works for Approval of Fields and Trail Projects
Funding will add turf fields at three more high schools
Annapolis (October 1, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold thanked the State Board of Public Works for its vote today approving funding to add three turf fields at high schools and extend the Broadneck Peninsula Trail.
"I would like to extend my appreciation to the Governor, Comptroller and Treasurer for approving these important projects," County Executive Leopold said. "With support from the State, Anne Arundel County will be able to expand athletic opportunities for our students and the surrounding communities. I have pledged to improve athletic fields at all of our County high schools and increase recreational opportunities."
The Board approved nearly $2 million to add turf fields at Meade, Glen Burnie and Severna Park high schools, which have a total capital cost of about $2.8 million. "This is an important example of a constructive partnership between our County government and the County school board," County Executive Leopold said.
The Board also approved nearly $1.1 million for the second phase of the Broadneck Trail of the $1.4 million total, which runs from Bay Dale Drive to Green Holly Drive. "Today we have the funding to complete 1.3 miles of a future 8-mile trail connecting three public schools, a library and Anne Arundel Community College," County Executive Leopold said.