The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 19, 1999


O'Rourke trails agreement finalized

The last pieces are in place for the sale of the O'Rourke Farm to the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife. On March 9 the selectmen signed a memorandum of agreement allowing for the use of trails located by the town's trails committee. The trails can be used for hiking, but not for horseback riding, bicycles or motorized vehicles. The agreement has a 10-year self-renewable term which, according to trails committee member Louise Hara, means that it will automatically roll over at the end of the first 10 years without further action by the town or the government. Hara also indicated that the standard term for such agreements is only five years and that the government has never rescinded a trails agreement after the expiration of the stated term. The closing is scheduled to take place on April 8 in the office of Congressman Marty Meehan. At the closing, the town will receive $1,784,217.

1999 The Carlisle Mosquito