Pelham selectmen accept land donation
PELHAM — The town accepted a 10-acre property donation that will be used as conservation land.
Brox Industries offered to donate the land in February. The parcel abuts the Dracut town line and is surrounded by three parcels of town-owned conservation land. A foot path provides access from Birch Lane. The parcel is also accessible from Frontier Drive and Dutton Road.
Selectmen accepted the donation in a four to one vote Tuesday evening after the second public hearing on the offer. Chairman William McDevitt voted against accepting the offer.
Before voting, selectmen discussed whether it was necessary to accept a parcel of land is mostly wetland that can't be developed.
Brox Industries purchased the land in 1994 for $4,000. The annual tax bill on the property is about $482.
Pelham now has over 150 acres of conservation land.
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Julie Hanson may be reached at Jhanson@newstote.com.
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