Proposal to Sell 15 Acres of Watershed Land for $276,000

A resolution has been proposed by Ald. Jamie Giantonio (R-1) and Ald. Daniel Salerno (R-AL) to authorize Republican Mayor Erin Stewart to sell fifteen acres of Class 3 watershed land owned by the city of New Britain in Burlington.

The resolution says that Stewart has already authorized the sale for $276,000 to the Town of Burlington.

The fifteen acres on Covey Road in Burlington, according to the resolution, are “Class 3 watershed land which does not require approval of the proposed sale by the Connecticut Department of Public Health.”

An appraisal done for the Town of Burlington, according to the resolution, concluded that the value of the fifteen acres is $200,000.

On April 18, 2018 the New Britain Board of Water Commissioners voted to approve the sale, saying that, “the property was not needed for the Burlington watershed system.”

The resolution is on the agenda of the May 9, 2018 City Council meeting.