A Town Referendum will be held today (April 9) on a purchasing land to preserve as open space. Voting will take place from noon to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 492 Town Street, East Haddam.
A Town Meeting was previously held on two land purchases on March 28, 2013.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP has awarded grants to the Town of East Haddam towards the purchase of two properties. The balance would be financed through bonds and notes.
The two properties are the Zeiller Associates Property on Florida and Clark Hill Roads and the Pages Property on Mill and Parker Roads.
The Zeiller property totals 98.22 acres and the total cost is $474,000, with approximately $232,500 to be covered by the DEEP grant. The town’s share would be $241,500 or approximately 51 percent of the total.