n-BRFfalcouncil-010809 Council to discuss River Point property

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FALMOUTH — A discussion on whether to approve a River Point management plan, tabled from last meeting, could receive the most attention at next week’s Town Council meeting, Town Manager Nathan Poore said.
Under the plan, the 41-acre property behind Hannaford Bros. in West Falmouth would be protected from development by a conservation easement. But proposed uses for the land may have some councilors engaged in debate.
In addition to wildlife management, passive recreation and educational activities that could include archeological pursuits, the Open Space Subcommittee is recommending some of the land be used for agricultural purposes; possibly for an organic community supported agriculture, or CSA, operation that would supply Falmouth residents and others with fresh produce. As part of the management plan, the commission has recommended the property’s existing home and outbuilding either be renovated or torn down and rebuilt and then sold outright to a farmer who would run the venture.
The council meets Monday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.