Article 25

Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate up to $35,000 from the Forestry Trust Fund for the purpose of land stewardship (signage, trail maps, parking, etc.), forest management, tree care, security, public education, and other costs associated with the maintenance and care of Town forestland?  The balance of this fund is approximately $94,000.  All expenditures to be approved by the Board of Selectmen.  This is a non-lapsing account.  Funds requested come from revenues produced by timber harvesting, not property taxes. No tax impact. (Recommended by Forestry Committee) (Recommended by Conservation Commission) (Recommended by Selectmen) (Recommended by Budget Committee) (Majority Vote Required).


Originator Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen 5-0-0 Recommended
Budget Committee 11-0-0 Recommended

Voter's Guide Explanation

The Forestry Fund was adopted by the Town of Pelham for the purpose of managing its forested properties.  Funds collected from tree harvests are placed in an account and appropriated for various projects which include land stewardship, forest management planning and improving trail systems for greater public enjoyment.  In order to spend any money from tree harvests, it must be appropriated.  Approval of this Article will fund the listed activities.

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