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11/14/2013 2:12 PM
 

REPORT Issue:

Open Space/Land Preservation

Convener:

Cathy Glasson


Participants:

Chris Sullivan
Emilie Mackennon
Kelly Glanagan
Bill Larson
      Gina Prtuzzello
Joan Giesemann
Christie Williams
David Brown
 



Major Discussion Elements:

• Maintain rural character of town

• Preserve Open Space: farmland, forest, wildlife habitat, fresh water sources

• Prevent over development and sprawl


Next Steps/Actions:

• Town involvement: create fund through bonding? taxes? incentives? Surcharge on development to support open space.

• Preserve farmland with state purchase of development rights. Other state grants and resources.

• Review zoning and town plan for ways to support open space. Tax breaks for private owners who preserve rather than develop open space.

• Make open space accessible and available - especially for kids.

 
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