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Important Bolton Town Meeting
Monday, July 17 7:00 p.m.
Bolton Town Hall
The Bolton Board of Selectmen recently entered into an agreement to purchase a 53.5 acre parcel of land adjacent to Bolton High School. The Town proposes to purchase the land from the Estate of Helen Stangeland using funds in the Town's Open Space Preservation, Acquisition and Conservation Fund. Established in 1996, the fund consists of fees received from development projects and sales of other town land for the purpose of acquiring land for open space purposes. The purchase price is $149,000. New taxpayer dollars are only being used for the deposit and a portion of the closing costs.
The Bolton Land Trust Board of Directors supports this purchase. The land is part of a large unfragmented forest which provides an uninterrupted corridor and habitat for wildlife. Acquiring the property will bring a section of historic Bailey Road under Town ownership, putting the Town in a position to play a role in any efforts to preserve the route on which French troops marched during the Revolutionary War. The eastern edge of the property is close to the Hop River Linear Trail, increasing the possibility of connecting with that trail in the future. The purchase is a rare opportunity to expand existing town-owned land and promotes the goals of the Town's Plan of Conservation and Development and Open Space Plan.
Voter approval of the purchase is required by Bolton's charter.
The Bolton Land Trust Board of Directors encourages Bolton residents to attend the town meeting on Monday, July 17 at 7:00 at the town hall to vote on the purchase.
If you have questions or would like more information about the proposed purchase, please email Tony Gorman, vice president of the land trust, at email@example.com
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Board of Directors
Richard L. Barger Heidi Luck
Laurie A. Brooks, treasurer Gwen E. Marrion, president
David Davis Brent Mayerson
Robert E. DePietro, Jr., secretary Pamela Sawyer
Tony Gorman, vice president Richard H. Treat
Ross Lally Gretchen H. Wiedie
Debbie Livingston Matt Wraight
Tony Gorman, Ross Lally, Pam Sawyer, Matt Wraight, Richard Treat, Bob DePietro, Gretchen Wiedie, Deb Livingston, Laurie Brooks, David Davis, Gwen Marrion, Heidi Luck, Brent Mayerson (Rich Barger absent)
Photo by Scott Livingston
If you have questions about the Bolton Land Trust, would like to set up a confidential meeting to discuss the future of your land or are interested in becoming a member, please contact Gwen Marrion, president.
860-643-9302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bolton Land Trust 38 Maple Valley Road, Bolton, CT 06043 860-643-9302 email@example.com