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Posted on: July 10, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 7/10/2015 - First Selectman Herbst Announces Acquisition of 68 Acres of Open Space for Trumbull


Agreement with the Town of Trumbull and Trumbull Land Trust will Preserve 68 acres on 7 different parcels for purposes of increasing Trumbull’s Open Space Inventory

July 10, 2015 -- First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst announced that the Town of Trumbull has completed an agreement with the Trumbull Land Trust to acquire 68 acres of open space on 7 different parcels throughout the Town of Trumbull. The agreement worked on by representatives of the Trumbull Land Trust and Trumbull Town Attorneys will add more open space to Trumbull’s inventory. “I am grateful that the Town of Trumbull and representatives of the Trumbull Land Trust were able to successfully negotiate the transfer of this open space to the Town of Trumbull,” stated First Selectman Herbst. “Adding these critical parcels to Trumbull’s open space inventory continues Trumbull’s rich tradition of maintaining the highest levels of parkland and open space acreage of any community of similar size.”  The parcels that have been acquired by the Town of Trumbull: 

Oakland Drive:                       27.68 acres
Foxwood Road:                      27.20 acres
Meadow Road West:              6.798 acres
Friar Lane:                               3.398 acres
Huntington Road:                   1.9 acres
Southgate Road:                     .6 acres
Stonehouse Road:                   .421 acres
Total:                                      68.17 acres

The First Selectman indicated that the Town was approached by the Trumbull Land Trust a few years ago to negotiate this transfer and acquisition.  First Selectman Herbst also pointed out that a portion of the parcels dedicated to the Town included property that was named in 2001 in honor of former First Selectman Kenneth S. Halaby. “Mr. Halaby’s legacy was one of responsible land use planning and open space preservation.  I am proud to have succeeded him on the Planning and Zoning Commission and also into the First Selectman’s office.  I consider him a mentor and a dear friend. I can think of no greater tribute to his legacy than the naming of 20 plus acres as an open space preserve,” stated Herbst.  “Mr. Halaby is himself a former founding member of the Trumbull Land Trust. I am grateful that the Town of Trumbull has been able to acquire this property so we continue to honor his legacy and the legacy of so many others who have given of their time and talents in preserving open space in the Town of Trumbull.  I salute all those people who have served on the Trumbull Land Trust over the last three plus decades.”

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