Wilton voters approve Keiser easement

Wilton voters have approved a conservation easement with 733 “yes” votes and 141 “no” votes. The vote approves the purchase of a conservation easement for land known as the Keiser property.

The votes were cast after a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and an adjourned vote today, Nov. 23, at the Clune Center. A total of 874 people voted for a turnout of 7.6%.

The cost of the easement is $2.5 million. The Wilton Land Conservation Trust will contribute $300,000. Wilton taxpayers will pay $2.2 million through  20-year bond.

The Keiser property encompasses about 39 acres on Cannon and Seeley roads. Although the Keiser family will still own the property, the easement will ensure conservation of the land in perpetuity. Agricultural uses and public access will be allowed.

Public access would include footpaths through the land.

The Keiser family will hold on to less restrictive rights over two two-acre lots.

More details in Wednesday’s Wilton Bulletin