Group Will Raise Funds to Preserve Open Space in Aurora | News
by Adam Zaremski
If the funds are raised, the land can be bought. That stipulation is the main clause of the contract between two Mill Road residents and a volunteer committee seeking to purchase 60 acres of land to keep as open space.
The Aurora Town Board approved the purchase resolution for the land at the Jan. 24 meeting as long the Friends of Mill Road Scenic Overlook group can raise $550,000, or an amount that would cover all purchasing costs. The committee is hoping that some of the money can be raised through a state grant for which the town would apply.
Councilwoman Susan Friess said the town was right to support the plan. Friess noted that while a past public referendum regarding open space failed because of the costs to taxpayers, there were a large number of people that voiced support for maintaining open land within the town’s borders.
“As a board, we said we have something very important to our people, and it is something we should keep our eyes on,” Friess said.
Read the full article from the East Aurora Advertiser.
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