September 10, 2004

Purchase of Development Rights moves forward

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that the Dryden Town Board voted unanimously to support the purchase of conservation easements on local farms. Farmers will apply to the state through the Town of Dryden and with the help of Cornell Cooperative Extension, and will receive 75 percents of the assessed development value of their farms in exchange for a conservation easement that prevents development.

The article also notes that there will be a meeting on farming and development in the town's draft Comprehensive Plan on Monday, September 13, at the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home (map) from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.

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