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DNR agrees to demolish old railroad station on Trego Road

June 09, 2010|By HEATHER KEELS

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has agreed to demolish an old railroad station on Trego Road, county officials announced Tuesday.

The Washington County Commissioners voted 4-0 to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with DNR for the demolition.

The dilapidated building, which sits close to a public road, has been deemed unsafe. When no one acknowledged ownership, the county began looking into having the building demolished. Original cost estimates were in the $26,000 range.

Under the agreement approved Tuesday, the DNR would demolish the structure and return the land to grade, and the county would provide permits, refuse disposal and fill dirt at an approximate cost to the county of $5,000.

The DNR owns part of the land on which the building sits.

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