Town hopes to acquire 20+ acres for preservation

06/02/2014 10:00 AM |
The Town recently purchased these 16 acres of farmland across from Lucas Ford on Hortons Lane in Southold for preservation.  (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

The Town recently purchased these 16 acres of farmland across from Lucas Ford on Hortons Lane in Southold for preservation. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file photo)

Southold Town board members are hoping to purchase an easement on a 20.5 acre piece of Southold farmland for conservation purposes and are seeking public comment on the proposal.

The board will hold a public hearing for the purchase of a development rights easement on property owned by Moffat Farm North on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. The property, located at 47775 County Road 48 in Southold, would be purchased for $65,000 per acre using Community Preservation Fund money, according to the hearing notice.

The property is listed on the Town’s Community Preservation Project Plan as property that should be preserved due to its open space agricultural value.

Read the town board’s proposal below:

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the purchase price for the development rights as $65,000. That was later changed to reflect $65,000 per acre.

Moffat Farm North easement

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