Conservation transaction could be postponed as Londonderry officials debate stewardship
“We’ve already been asking the Cons Com for a stewardship plan for the town forest and quite frankly, we haven’t gotten one yet,” Butler said. “So I’m not in favor of spending any more money until we have a program in place that we can refer to.”
“I don’t want your concerns over stewardship to deflect from this great opportunity,” he told councilors.
Councilor Joe Green said he felt the town’s priorities should focus on property upkeep, stewardship and maintaining sites for passive recreation.
He noted that the town forest area, which surrounds Londonderry Town Common, has been blighted by bittersweet and other invasive plants in recent years and the problem has yet to be managed by the town.
Speltz assured councilors that the commission was, in fact, working on a plan.
With a draft of a town recreation guide currently in the works, the commission is making ongoing efforts to outline ways to keep up town properties in the process.
Butler said he was “impressed” with the progress being made on the recreation guide thus far.
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