Shelton to buy 25 acres off Old Mill Road for $1.2 million

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Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is negotiating for the city's purchase of 26 acres of open space off Old Mill Road.

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti is negotiating for the city's purchase of 26 acres of open space off Old Mill Road.

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SHELTON - The city has completed a deal to add more acreage to its land holdings.

The Board of Aldermen, at its meeting Tuesday, approved the purchase of a 25-acre parcel off Old Mill Road for $1.2 million. The city is buying the property from Wells Holdings, with the initial payment of $322,500 to come from aldermanic bonding.

“This is consistent with what we want to do with other land purchases,” Mayor Mark Lauretti has stated about the land buy, adding that the city owns open space abutting this property already. “We like to block large parcels together. It helps control what goes on the land, if anything at all.”

Lauretti said the property owners reached out to the city about selling the land to Shelton.

“It’s their wish to try to preserve as much of the land as possible,” said Lauretti. “It’s a nice piece of property.”

The site presently has a tree farm and borders Route 8 along Long Hill Cross Roads.

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