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Liberty Grove Voters Get Final Chance for Gills Rock Shoreline Info

The Town of Liberty Grove will host a final informational session regarding the purchase of shoreline property in Gills Rock at the Liberty Grove Town Hall Aug. 31 at 7 pm.

The session is meant to educate voters before the Sept. 8 town vote on whether the town should purchase three shoreline parcels for a total of $2.3 million. The parcels include 2.22 acres and 432 feet of shoreline frontage. The fair market value of the parcels is listed as $1,483,100. The purchase would increase the mill rate by $0.28 per $1,000 of valuation.

The town has separated the question of whether to buy the property from the question of what to do with the property. The purchase price does not include the cost of any improvements to the properties.