Update on county’s sale plans

Though Tompkins County legislators did not accept ICNA members’ purchase offer for the Indian Creek woods, our group continues to monitor the county’s actions regarding the sale of the land. We will continue to strive for full transparency of any potential sale of 25.5 acres of publicly-owned wetlands, woods and wildlife habitat.

The county’s new assessed value of the land is $240,000. The county has also issued a Request for Proposals (RFP 2016011) for a licensed real estate broker to handle sale of the land; the deadline for responses is June 10.

For the past three years, we have been grateful for the strong support that community members have given our efforts to preserve the quality of life on West Hill and to ensure that county political leaders safeguard the environmental quality of the Cayuga Lake watershed.

We will continue to keep you informed.

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