Baltimore, Md., to Acquire Suburban Water System at $400,000

Baltimore, Md., to Acquire Suburban Water System at $400,000

Baltimore, Md., concluded negotiations with the Roland Park Company of that city for the purchase of the water, sewerage and conduit systems and streets of the suburbs of Roland Park and Guilford according to a statement by City Solicitor Philip B. Perlman. The price involved in the transaction is $595,000. Valuation of the properties estimated by the company at the beginning of the negotiations totaled $969,708. The deal will be closed following the expected approval by the public improvement commission and Mayor Jackson. Fhe water works system which is priced at $400,000 in the agreement will be paid for out of the water loan. Closing of the deal will mean that the city will at once take over and maintain the water and sewer systems and streets in both the suburbs. It is expected that the city engineers will he confronted with a number of problems iu this connection which will necessitate an increase of maintenance forces.

With the purchase of these systems all of the private water companies that have served the newly annexed territory before its incorporation with the city will have been bought except those of St. Helena and Dundalk. Negotiations between Baltimore and tin Roland Park Company for the purchase of streets and utilities have dragged on for nearly four years.

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