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Whenever matching funds are available from the Maryland Rural Legacy Program, the Federal Farmland Protection Program and other sources for the long-term protection of agricultural land and open space, the County Commissioners may participate in these programs:
(A) The County Commissioners will consider recommendations from the Advisory Board with regard to policies and procedures for application and implementation.
(B) The County Commissioners may determine an amount to be spent for easement acquisitions from money budgeted for agricultural land preservation.
(C) The deed of conservation easement may be granted to the County Commissioners or another organization approved by the County Commissioners or a combination of the County Commissioners and an approved organization.
(2004 Code, § 73-5) (Ord. 02-18, passed 11-21-2002)