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File #: 21-126    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Order Status: Passed
File created: 6/3/2021 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 6/22/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Title: To grant a conservation easement and a trail, access and parking easement to the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust for the Lowell Preserve property; authorize the expenditure of funds from collected open space and recreation impact fees; and to further authorize the Town Manager to take any other action related thereto to finalize the action.
Attachments: 1. 21-126 Cover Sheet.pdf, 2. Trail Easement-DRAFT-052521 KMC clean.pdf, 3. LowellPreserve-CE-draft 6_10_2021 clean.pdf, 4. Draft Conservation Plan 2021 0610.pdf, 5. Timeline for Lowell.pdf

I.                     Council Action Requested.

Title

To grant a conservation easement and a trail, access and parking easement to the Presumpscot Regional Land Trust for the Lowell Preserve property; authorize the expenditure of funds from collected open space and recreation impact fees; and to further authorize the Town Manager to take any other action related thereto to finalize the action. 

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II.                     Basis for Council Action.

 

Council approval of this item is required because;

 

a.                     Article I, Section 2 of the Charter provides that “The Town may acquire property for any Town purpose, in fee simple or any lesser interest or estate, by purchase, gift, devise, lease, or condemnation and may sell, lease, mortgage, hold, manage and control such property as its interest may require,” and

b.                     Article II, Section 3(I) of the Charter authorizes the Council to “Exercise all the legislative, financial, borrowing and other powers now or hereafter given by statute to inhabitants of towns acting in Town Meeting except as otherwise provided herein, and also exercise all the powers now or hereafter given by statute to municipal officers of towns.”

 

III.                     Issue Summary.

 

Please view the attached timeline and materials.