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Fall 2009 MALPF Newsletter

OVERVIEW

Overview – "Introduction and the Foundation's Mission"
Overview – "How Can the Foundation Help You?"
Overview – "How Does the Foundation Operate?"

FACT SHEETS

Fact Sheet 1 – "Eligibility for the Easement Acquisition Program"
Fact Sheet 2 – "The Easement Acquisition Process"
Fact Sheet 3 – "Determining Your Asking Price"
Fact Sheet 4 – "Payment Options for Selling an Agricultural Preservation Easement"
Fact Sheet 5 – "Facilitating the Settlement of an Agricultural Preservation Easement"
Fact Sheet 6 – "Retained Residential Lot Options on Easement Properties (post-October 2003)"
Fact Sheet 7 – "Retained Residential Lot Options on Easement Properties (pre-October 2003)"
Fact Sheet 8 – "Review and Approval Criteria and Process for Lot Release Requests"
Fact Sheet 9 – "Tenant Housing on Agricultural Preservation Easement Properties"
Fact Sheet 10 – "The Agricultural Subdivision of MALPF Easement Properties"
Fact Sheet 11 – "Allowable Uses of MALPF Easement Properties"
Fact Sheet 12 – "Small Properties in the Agricultural Land Preservation Program"
Fact Sheet 13 – "Subsequent Owners of Agricultural Preservation Properties"
Fact Sheet 14 – "Agricultural Preservation Districts"
Fact Sheet 15 – "Tax Considerations in Selling or Donating Your Easement"
Fact Sheet 16 – "Forestry and the Agricultural Land Preservation Program"

BOARD AGENDAS (by meeting dates)

01/26/2010 | 02/23/2010 | 03/23/2010
04/27/2010 I 05/25/2010 | 06/22/2010
07/27/2010 I 08/24/2010 | 09/28/2010
10/26/2010 | 11/23/2010 | 12/13/2010
01/27/2009 | 02/24/2009 | 03/24/2009
04/28/2009 | 05/26/2009 | 06/23/2009
07/28/2009 | 08/25/2009 | 09/22/2009
10/27/2009 | 11/24/2009 | 12/11/2009
01/22/2008 | 02/26/2008 | 03/25/2008
04/22/2008 | 05/27/2008 | 06/24/2008
07/22/2008 | 08/26/2008 | 09/23/2008
10/28/2008 | 11/25/2008 | 12/16/2008
01/23/2007 | 02/27/2007 | 03/27/2007
04/24/2007 | 05/22/2007 | 06/26/2007
07/24/2007 | 08/28/2007 | 09/25/2007
10/23/2007 | 11/27/2007 | 12/14/2007
01/24/2006 | 02/28/2006 | 03/28/2006
04/25/2006 | 05/23/2006 | 06/27/2006
07/25/2006 | 08/22/2006 | 09/26/2006
10/24/2006 | 11/28/2006 | 12/12/2006

BOARD MINUTES (by meeting dates)

01/26/2010 | 02/23/2010 | 03/23/2010
04/27/2010 | 05/25/2010 | 06/22/2010
07/27/2010 | 08/24/2010 | 09/28/2010
10/26/2010 | 11/23/2010 | 12/13/2010
01/27/2009 | 02/24/2009 | 03/24/2009
04/28/2009 | 05/26/2009 | 06/23/2009
07/28/2009 | 08/25/2009 | 09/22/2009
10/27/2009 | 11/24/2009 | 12/11/2009
01/22/2008 | 02/26/2008 | 03/25/2008
04/22/2008 | 05/27/2008 | 06/24/2008
07/22/2008 | 08/26/2008 | 09/23/2008
10/28/2008 | 11/25/2008 | 12/16/2008
01/23/2007 | 02/27/2007 | 03/27/2007
04/24/2007 | 05/22/2007 | 06/26/2007
07/24/2007 | 08/28/2007 | 09/25/2007
10/23/2007 | 11/27/2007 | 12/14/2007
01/24/2006 | 02/28/2006 | 03/28/2006
04/25/2006 | 05/23/2006 | 06/27/2006
07/25/2006 | 08/22/2006 | 09/26/2006
10/24/2006 | 11/28/2006 | 12/12/2006
01/25/2005 | 02/22/2005 | 03/22/2005
04/26/2005 | 05/24/2005 | 06/28/2005
07/26/2005 | 08/23/2005 | 09/27/2005
10/25/2005 | 11/22/2005 | 12/13/2005
01/27/2004 | 02/24/2004 | 03/23/2004
04/27/2004 | 05/25/2004 | 06/22/2004
07/27/2004 | 08/24/2004 | 09/28/2004
10/26/2004 | 11/23/2004 | 12/17/2004
01/28/2003 | 02/25/2003 | 03/25/2003
04/22/2003 | 05/27/2003 | 06/24/2003
07/22/2003 | 08/26/2003 | 09/23/2003
10/28/2003 | 11/25/2003 | 12/16/2003
01/22/2002 | 02/26/2002 | 03/26/2002
04/23/2002 | 05/28/2002 | 06/25/2002
07/23/2002 | 08/27/2002 | 09/24/2002
10/22/2002 | 11/26/2002 | 12/19/2002
01/16/2001 | 02/20/2001 | 03/27/2001
04/24/2001 | 05/22/2001 | 06/28/2001
07/24/2001 | 08/21/2001 | 09/25/2001
10/23/2001 | 11/27/2001 | 12/18/2001
10/24/2000 | 11/21/2000 | 12/19/2000

LEGISLATION

Legislation:  2010
Legislation:  2009
Legislation:  2008
Legislation:  2007
Legislation:  2006
Legislation:  2005
Legislation:  2004
Legislation:  2003
Legislation:  2002

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Code of the Public Laws of Maryland.  Agriculture Article. Title 2.  Department of Agriculture.  Subtitle 5.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation. (Last update: October 15, 2010; complete through the end of the 2010 Legislative Session.)
Code of the Public Laws of Maryland.  State Finance and Procurement Article. Title 5.  State Planning.  Subtitle 5.  Governmental Coordination, Cooperation, and Assistance in Planning.  § 5-408.  Certification of County Agricultural Land Preservation Programs. (Last update: October 15, 2010; complete through the end of the 2010 Legislative Session.)
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  Title 15.  Department of Agriculture.  Subtitle 15.  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation. (Last update: October 15, 2010.)
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).  Title 34.  Department of Planning.  Subtitle 03.  Land Use.  Chapter 03.  Certification of County Agricultural Land Preservation Programs.  (Last update:  October 15, 2010.)
Deed of Easement, family lot option
Deed of Easement, unrestricted lot option
Deed of Easement, lot waiver option
Federal Deed of Easement, family lot option
Federal Deed of Easement, unrestricted lot option
Federal Deed of Easement, lot waiver option

FORMS

Change of Ownership.
Property Description.
Easement Application.
Instructions for Completing the Application to Sell an Easement.
MS-Word Easement Application Template.
Owner’s or Child’s Lot Release Request.
Family Lot Release Request.
Unrestricted Lot Release Request.
Tenant House Request.
Agricultural Subdivision Request.
Request to Exclude a One-Acre Lot around a Pre-Existing Dwelling (old form).
Request to Exclude a One-Acre Lot around a Pre-Existing Dwelling (new form).
Request for District Termination Due to Severe Economic Hardship.
Request to Use Wastewater Spray Irrigation.
Forest Mitigation Application.
Forest Mitigation Policy
Monitoring Form (for use by county program administrators).
MS-Word Inspection Form Template (for use by county program administrators).

REPORTS

MALPF Annual Reports:
FY 2008 Annual Report.
FY 2008 Annual Report Front Cover.
FY 2008 Annual Report Back Cover.
FY 2008 Annual Report Map.
FYs 2003-2007 Annual Report.
FY 2002 Annual Report.
FY 2001 Annual Report.
FY 2000 Annual Report.
FY 1999 Annual Report.
FY 1998 Annual Report.
FY 1997 Annual Report.
FY 1996 Annual Report.
FY 1995 Annual Report.
FY 1994 Annual Report.
FY 1993 Annual Report.
FY 1992 Annual Report.
FY 1992 Correction Insert for Page 31.
FY 1991 Annual Report.
FY 1990 Annual Report.
FY 1989 Annual Report.
FY 1988 Annual Report.
FY 1987 Annual Report.
FY 1986 Annual Report.
FY 1985 Annual Report.
FY 1984 Annual Report.
FY 1983 Annual Report.
FY 1982 Annual Report.
FY 1981 Annual Report.
FY 1980 Annual Report.
FY 1979 Annual Report.
MALPF Program Data:
Acreage Preserved: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Acquisition Values: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Easement Acquisition Program, Values (Historical Perspective)
Acreage Preserved and Acquisition Funding (FYs 1980-2009)
District Acreage: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Settlements on Easement Properties: 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
Reports Required by Legislative Mandate:
Critical Farms Report (January 2007).
MALPF Task Force:  Final Report to the 2005 Maryland General Assembly (January 2005).
MALPF Task Force:  Interim Report to the 2003 Maryland General Assembly (January 2003).
MALPF Task Force:  Initial Report to the 2002 Maryland General Assembly (August 2001).
Elimination of Districts from the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program (January 2007).
Sand and Gravel Pilot Program:  Report of the Steering Committee to the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (January 2004).
Historical Reports and Documents:
Interim Report of the Committee on Preservation of Agricultural Land – (November 15, 1973):
Front Cover.
Table of Contents and Introduction.
1. Rationale for Preserving Agricultural Land in Maryland.
2. Current Situation and Trends in Agricultural Land Use in Maryland.
3. Future Non-Agricultural Demands on Land in Maryland.
4. How Much Agricultural Land Should Be Preserved in Maryland?
5. Past and Present Efforts to Preserve Agricultural Land in Maryland.
6. Past and Present Efforts to Preserve Agricultural Land in Other States and Countries.
7. Changes in Estate Tax Laws as a Means of Preserving Agricultural Land.
Final Report of the Committee on Preservation of Agricultural Land – (August 12, 1974).
Other Reports and Documents:
Maryland's Land Conservation Programs:  Protecting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed – Governor Ehrlich's Land Preservation Policy (December 2003).
Report on the Aging of Rural Agricultural and Open Space Landowners and the Potential Impact of Aging Landowners on Land Conservation Goals (March 2008).
Map of Protected Lands in Maryland (September 2007).

CERTIFICATION

Current Status of County Certification and Next Deadlines (October 26, 2009)
Certification Program: Statutory Provisions (Last update: 2007)
Certification Program: Regulatory Provisions (Last update: 2009)
FY 2007 Annual Report on the Certification Program (April 2008)
Certification Letters (by County and in Chronological Order):
Anne Arundel County
Certification Report Summary (March 22, 2005)
Summary of Certification Letter (April 15, 2005)
Summary of Interim Certification Letter (December 23, 2005)
Certification Report Summary (February 27, 2007)
Summary of Certification Letter (April 12, 2007)
Baltimore County
Certification Report Summary (June 22, 2004)
Summary of Certification Letter (October 12, 2004)
Calvert County
Certification Report Summary (November 27, 2002)
Summary of Certification Letter (February 13, 2003)
Carroll County
Certification Report Summary (January 24, 2006)
Summary of Certification Letter (February 3, 2006)
Cecil County
Certification Report Summary (October 31, 2002)
Summary of Certification Letter (January 9, 2003)
Certification Report Summary (March 22, 2005)
Summary of Certification Letter (April 15, 2005)
Charles County
Certification Report Summary (February 27, 2007)
Summary of Certification Letter (April 12, 2007)
Harford County
Certification Report Summary (January 24, 2006)
Summary of Certification Letter (February 3, 2006)
Howard County
Certification Report Summary (October 26, 2004)
Summary of Conditional Certification Letter (March 22, 2005)
Summary of Certification Letter (June 27, 2007)
Montgomery County
Certification Report Summary (January 24, 2006)
Summary of Certification Letter (February 3, 2006)
Queen Anne’s County
Certification Report Summary (June 19, 2002)
Summary of Certification Letter (May 13, 2002)
Certification Report Summary (October 25, 2005)
Summary of Certification Letter (January 23, 2006)
St. Mary’s County
Certification Report Summary (January 23, 2007)
Summary of Certification Letter (January 29, 2007)
Talbot County
Certification Report Summary (January 28, 2003)
Summary of Certification Letter (November 5, 2003)
Certification Report Summary (February 28, 2006)
Summary of Certification Letter (March 10, 2006)
Washington County
Certification Report Summary (February 27, 2007)
Summary of Certification Letter (April 12, 2007)
Worcester County
Certification Report Summary (June 22, 2004)
Summary of Certification Letter (November 18, 2004)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Administrators
Foundation Staff

LINKS

Other State Land Preservation Resources
County Land Preservation Resources

MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE





maryland.gov MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Martin O'Malley, Governor
Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
Earl F. Hance, Secretary
Mary Ellen Setting, Deputy Secretary

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