Wildlife officials eye donation of wood lot

FERRISBURGH — On Nov. 20, the Ferrisburgh selectboard heard a request from Vermont Fish & Wildlife official Jane Lazorchak that they support the donation of a 5.5-acre parcel from the Charlotte Tatro estate to the Lower Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area.
The landlocked woodlot, valued at $5,400 per town records, lies just south of Little Chicago Road and west of Sand Road and would add onto a 75-acre wooded parcel Fish & Wildlife bought in 2014, Lazorchak said.
The board leaned toward supporting the donation, but did not make a decision at the meeting. Selectboard Chairman Rick Ebel said later in the week he expected a decision at the board’s next meeting.
At that same meeting, the board heard from Steve Huffaker, the town’s representative to the Addison County Solid Waste Management District, that he was expecting the district’s offer for the town’s 34.91 parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A to arrive by last week’s end. The solid waste district hopes to establish a trash and recycling drop-off center at the site. The offer will contain permitting contingencies, but other details are confidential.

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