Senator Eldridge, Representative Benson and Atkins Announce Acton Land Transfer Bill Signed into Law

Bill would authorize the transfer of land owned by the Department of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to the Town of Acton

BOSTON— Senator Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), and Representative Cory Atkins (D-Concord) today announced that An Act authorizing the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to convey property to the town of Acton in exchange for other real property was signed into law. This legislation would allow for the sale of unused property owned by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) located on Harris Street to the Town of Acton.

“I am pleased that the Town of Acton was able to acquire this unused land to boost economic development,” said Senator Eldridge. “This bill will benefit all stakeholders and make use of vacant property to provide for the growing needs of the town.”

“I was happy to file this legislation on behalf of the Town of Acton,” said Representative Benson. “We have been working hard at the State House to get this bill, which is time-sensitive, through the Legislature, so it was great to see it signed into law last week.”

“I am pleased by the successful collaboration between local and state officials to quickly pass this bill,” said Representative Cory Atkins. “Acton’s acquisition of these parcels will sustain the long-term management of the town.”

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