Joy Levy, Executive Secretary | 410-313-5407

The Howard County Agricultural Land Preservation Board (ALPB) consists of seven board members from the local farming community. Board meetings take place throughout the year on matters related to the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP) and the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF). Please see below for more information on the current Board Members, the current meeting agenda, department contacts for the program, and other related resources.

Current Agenda
The next meeting will be held on:

Monday, December 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Please check at a later date for the meeting agenda.

Discussion cont'd

CB-59-2016 Commercial Solar Facilities

Board Members

Lynn Moore, Chair

Ricky Bauer, Vice Chair

Jamie Brown

Mickey Day

Howie Feaga

Ann Jones

Denny Patrick

Additional Information


Meetings are generally held on the fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of April and October, when there will be no meeting. The meetings will be held in the Fair Office Board Room on the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The meetings of the Board are open to the public. The decision of the Board is determined by a majority vote (four votes) except a recommendation to acquire an easement requires five affirmative votes.

2016 Meeting Dates

Meeting dates and submission deadlines are noted in the printable calendar below:

2017 Meeting Dates

Meeting dates and submission deadlines for 2017 are noted in the printable calendar below:

Location and Directions

Fair Office Board Room, Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairgrounds Road
West Friendship, MD 21794


  1. From Interstate 70, take Exit 80 for MD Route 32 towards Clarksville/Sykesville
  2. Take MD Route 32 South towards Clarksville/Howard County Fairgrounds
  3. Turn right on MD Route 144 West (Frederick Road) towards West Friendship
  4. Turn right on Fairgrounds Road 
  5. Turn left on Livestock Lane (3rd left from Fairgrounds Road)
  6. The Fair Office Building will be on the left 
  7. After entering the building, the Board Room will be to the left.

Past Meetings

Meeting minutes are available online after approval by the ALPB. Please see below for past meeting minutes and staff reports. 

Requesting properties in the County Program only adhere to the Howard County ALPB. Requesting properties in State Program(s) must be reviewed by both the County ALPB and the MALPF Board of Trustees in Annapolis. For more information on state proceedings, please visit the MALPF Board website.

November 28, 2016 | To be approved after the December meeting

Easement Acquisition, ALPP, Sachs property
Vote: 5-0 approval

August 22, 2016 | August Minutes

Easement Acquisition, ALPP, Pickett property
Vote: 5-0 approval

July 25, 2016 | July Minutes

Easement Acquisition, ALPP, Iglehart property
Vote: 6-0 approval

Stream Restoration Overlay Easement, MALPF, Patrick property
County Vote: 5-0 recommended approval to MALPF Board of Trustees
State Vote: 13-0 approval with conditions

June 20, 2016 | June Minutes

Tenant House, ALPP, Doetsch property
Vote: 6-0 approval

March 28, 2016 | March Minutes

Wetland Mitigation Easement, ALPP, Rhodes property
Vote: 6-0 approval

Wireless Broadband System on Existing Silo, MALPF, Fleming property
County Vote: 6-0 recommended approval to MALPF Board of Trustees
State Vote: 13-0 approval

February 17, 2016 | 

February Minutes

No requests

Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure 

Submission Procedure

To submit a property request before the Agricultural Land Preservation Board (ALPB), please contact Joy Levy at (410) 313-5407. Please refer to the Schedule tab above for meeting dates and submission deadlines. 

For program application information, regulations, and policies, please visit the Agricultural Preservation homepage.

Staff Contacts

Joy Levy, Executive Secretary | 410-313-5407

Mitch Ford, Planning Technician | 410-313-5407