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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Notice of Adoption of Resolution Subject to Permissive Referendum


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at a meeting held on the 9th day of November, 2023, the Town Board of the Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York, duly adopted a resolution, an abstract of which follows, which resolution is subject to a permissive referendum pursuant to Article 7 of the Town Law of the State of New York.

Said resolution authorizes the sale of an approximately 96.723 acre portion of the Cookingham Farm (East) assemblage, identified as Parcels 1 and 3 as shown on Filed Map 12797A, in the Town of Red Hook, subject to a Deed of Conservation Easement (Including Preemptive Purchase Right and Covenant to Farm) dated as of August 11, 2023 Conservation Easement, to Hearty Roots Community Farm, Ltd. pursuant to the terms and conditions of a request for proposals dated September 25, 2023, at the highest price offered of $730,000.

            It has been determined that such purpose constitutes a Type I action as defined under the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations, which will not have a significant effect on the environment.

            Said resolution shall take effect thirty days after adoption, unless there shall be filed with the Town Clerk a petition signed and acknowledged by the electors of the Town qualified to vote upon a proposition to raise and expend money, in number equal to at least five percentum of the total vote cast for governor in the Town at the last general election held for the election of State officers, protesting against the resolution and requesting that the matter be submitted to the qualified electors of the Town at a referendum in the manner provided by the Town Law.

A copy of the resolution is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the Office of the Town Clerk, located at the Town Hall, 7340 South Broadway, Town of Red Hook, New York.

Dated:  November 9, 2023

Deanna Cochran
Town Clerk
Town of Red Hook


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