Frederick County siphons recordation tax revenue from ag land preservation, parks projects

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Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Bethany Rodgers
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Date Published: 11/09/2011

County officials decided to buy some wiggle room last week with money previously bound for farm preservation and parks projects. On Nov. 1, four commissioners voted to change the way Frederick County divvies up its recordation tax, which is estimated to generate more than $19 million this fiscal year. The tax is levied when property changes hands and a deed is recorded.