Dartmouth Town Meeting nixes Burgo purchase of Reed Road land – News – southcoasttoday.com

Burgo Basketball had wanted it for recreation center

DARTMOUTH — Town-owned land comprising 30 acres at the corner of Reed Road and State Road will not be put up for sale for recreational use after the Special Town Meeting, held virtually on Tuesday.

Town Meeting members overwhelmingly decided against an article proposing the land sale with 70 votes in favor of it, 150 against it. The article was proposed by the Select Board in a 4-1 vote, while the Finance Committee voted unanimously against it in a 9-0 decision. The Recreation Committee unanimously voted to indefinitely postpone the article.

The article specifically stated that if passed, the land would be for sale strictly for recreational purposes for no more than 30 years, allowing “active and/or passive” recreational uses for at least 50 years. Of the 30 acres of land, 12 acres are made up of wetlands.

Selectman Stanley Mickelson, who

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