Planning Commission OKs land purchase

The borough is planning to buy about 30 acres of land at the end of Country Hollow Road to use for athletic fields in the future. –FILE PHOTO

NAUGATUCK — The Planning Commission has given a positive referral to the borough’s proposal to buy land off Country Hollow Road.

The borough is planning to buy about 30 acres of land — known as Country Hollow Section 5 — at the end of Country Hollow Road.

In April, the Board of Mayor and Burgesses authorized Mayor N. Warren “Pete” Hess to enter into an agreement to purchase the property, which is ultimately planned to be used for athletic fields. The borough is buying the land, which is owned by City Hill Associates, Inc., for $100,000. The land is assessed at $154,600.

The board last week referred the proposed purchase to the Planning Commission. Hess said the commission needed to give a positive referral before the borough could move forward with the purchase.

Hess previously said the money for the land is coming from a budget surplus officials are expecting at the end of this fiscal year in June.