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Board To Review Land Acquisition




August 8 2006

SIMSBURY - -- The board of selectmen will review a proposal to acquire a tract owned by Ethel Walker School, at a special meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Eno Memorial Hall Auditorium on Hopmeadow Street.

The selectmen will discuss and possibly approve a resolution concerning the land, according to a town meeting agenda. The private school once considered building luxury homes on part of the 424 acres and is offering to sell development rights to the town for $13.85 million. The land, on Bushy Hill Road, includes forests, trails and wetlands. The agreement was negotiated by the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit conservation organization.

If the board approves the resolution, it would then refer the matter to the board of finance, which is one of several steps before a special town meeting and a referendum.

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