Your vote could help the Town of Gibraltar purchase four parcels totaling just under 119 acres of land on Wednesday.
The town is hosting a special town meeting on July 26th at 6 p.m. to approve the purchase of the south and east portions of Half Mile Bridge LLC’s property for public purposes. The land is located near Settlement Shops just off Highway 42 south of Fish Creek. Purchasing the land would not require general fund tax dollars as grants and donations are expected to cover the $1.5 million price tag.
The purchase would also trigger the donation of just over six acres of additional land from Marise Redman, who inherited the land in the early 1980s according to the website HalfMileBridge.com. While some of the Half Mile Bridge Farm property is developed as condominiums, over 50 acres of woodlands and marsh are also protected.
Town Chair Steve Sohns says the opportunity to connect Peninsual State Park with Egg Harbor through a trail system could potentially be accomplished down the road.
The Town of Gibraltar will host its second and final information session on Monday at 4 p.m. before holding its vote at the special town meeting of electors on July 26th at the Gibraltar Fire Station beginning at 6 p.m.