Westford's Board of Selectmen is seeking residents who might be interested in joining a task force to study whether or not the town should purchase the Drew Farm property on Boston Road.
The store and farm are currently for sale and due to an agriculture restriction, the town has a right of first refusal on the parcel. Officials are looking for community members to come together and make a recommendation to the board on what is the best course of action, according to officials.
The decision to create a task force comes after the Westford Land Preservation Foundation met and voted to request the board to "take the steps required" to have the town purchase the land, according to a May 7, memo.
The property is considered, by some, to be a gateway to the community. The task force, according to officials, eye the property, have a professional appraisal done, and then make a recommendation to the board and later, if needed and depending on the recommendation, to Town Meeting.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the task force should file an application form online here: westfordma.gov.
If you have questions, call Tina Landry in the Town Manager's Office at 978-692-5501, Ext. 1.
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