Action Item 1.3.2.4: Other tools for protecting open space

Utilize other regulatory tools and incentives to protect open space. This action step should begin in the short term and continue through the long term as opportunities arise.
  • Actively support agriculture
  • Provide tax incentives to protect open space
  • Promote community gardens, country fairs and farmer’s markets
  • Purchase agricultural preservation restrictions (APRs), with money coming from the Community Preservation Act funds, Transfer of Development Rights, and other sources.
Priority: 
2nd Highest
Timing: 
New Sustained Action (start by 2015 and continue through 2030)
Regulatory?: 
Yes
Town Meeting?: 
Yes
Primary Inventory Element: 
Open Space
Other Inventory Elements: 
Sustainability
Lead Owner: 
Natural Resources Department <i></i>
Selectmen<i> </i>
Other Owners: 
Finance Committee
Finance Department
Planning Department