Thursday, February 14, 2002

Cape council gives $250,000 to land trust

Published in the Current

The Cape Elizabeth Town Council voted to give $250,000 to the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust as a contribution toward the trust’s acquisition of Robinson Woods.

Of that money, $100,000 was from the town treasury, while the remaining $150,000 will be from funds borrowed by the town. Borrowing for this purpose was authorized in November 2000, said Town Manager Mike McGovern. The actual vote to give the money was made at the council’s regular monthly meeting on Feb. 11.

As part of the arrangement, the council accepted a conservation easement for Robinson Woods from the land trust.

The town also accepted a small piece of land near Stephenson Street for possible use in the town’s greenbelt project.

In other business, the council:
Accepted an application to receive storm water runoff from the Hawthorne Woods subdivision in South Portland (also known as Kristina’s Woods).

Approved the scheduling of two events at Fort Williams: a Portland Symphony Orchestra concert July 2, and an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society Oct. 6.

Set a no-parking zone near St. Albans Church on Oakhurst Road.