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Gibraltar voters approve Redmann property purchase

It took about 15 years to get done, but the town of Gibraltar’s plan to buy 118 acres of land was resoundingly approved by residents on Wednesday night.  Nearly 200 people filled the Gibraltar Fire Department building to vote on the purchase of the Redmann property that was once voted down in 2019.  The $1.5 million purchase was approved by a hefty 124-34 margin.   Town Chair Steve Sohns says a few concerned citizens were reassured prior to the vote that the purchase agreement stipulates that only grants and donations can be used in buying the property. The approval included the south and east portions of Half Mile Bridge LLC’s property for public purposes.  The land is near the Settlement Shops just off Highway 42 south of Fish Creek.  Over 50 acres of the property is protected woodlands and marsh.  Sohns notes that over $600,000 of grant money has already been secured and that the township has five years to raise the remaining balance. 

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