Duxbury approves “friendly” taking of Temple Street property


The $2.2 million purchase was approved at town meeting in August

Wheeler Cowperthwaite The Patriot Ledger
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DUXBURY — After Duxbury residents approved the purchase of 17 acres of land on Temple Street during an August special town meeting, the select board has approved an order of taking for the property.

Duxbury Town Administrator Rene Read said the board of selectmen signed an order of taking during a recent meeting, one of the first steps in the eminent domain process.

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The town authorized, and will pay, the full fair market value for the property — $2.2 million, he said.

“This is called a friendly taking since we’re paying them fair market value,” Read

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