Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Commission

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The Commission was appointed by the Town Council in 1987 to aid in the preservation of farmland and open space and to offer support to the agricultural community. The Advisory Commission is comprised of representatives from a broad spectrum of the professional community including farmers, local business people, realtors, town staff, and land use commissioners.

SWALPAC helped formulate and bring to referendum the Open Space Funding in 1987 and 1996. Several properties have been purchased with those funds: the Sluzkanis Property (Nevers Road Park), the Barton Property (Rye Street), Priest Farm (Sullivan Avenue), the Willard-Waldron-Kelley Property (Clark Street), and the Mitchell Property (Sullivan Avenue and West Road).

The Commission continues to evaluate and comment on open space properties for possible purchase by the Town.

Members

NameTitleTerm of Office
Joseph Kennedy, Jr.

Chairperson

11-30-22 D

Elizabeth Warren

Vice Chairperson

11-30-22 R

Cile Decker

Member

11-30-22 D

Jonathan D. Foster

Member

11-30-19 R

James Futtner

Member

11-30-22 R

Sandra Jeski

Member

11-30-22 D

Edward Kasheta, Jr.

Member

11-30-22 D

Barbara Kelly

Secretary

11-30-22 D

Philip Koboski

Member

11-30-22 R

James Kupchunos

Member

11-30-19 D

Tim Shepard

Member

11-30-22 R

Frank Niederwerfer

Member

11-30-19 R

Council Liaison

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