Two properties owned by New Milford will be put up for sale. The Town Council voted Monday to list a vacant 1.64-acre lot on Perry Drive and the 19 acre Still Meadow property. The Council also opted to send out a bid request for 25 Church Street, which once housed the New Milford Art Commission's gallery. The recommendations came from the Surplus Properties Subcommittee.
New Milford bought the Perry Drive property in 2001 through the foreclosure process, and will be listed at $50,000. While that decision was unanimous, there was one dissenting vote on the Still Meadow decision.
The Newstimes reports that two parcels on Route 7 will be listed at $2.2 million, slightly more than the town purchased it for in 1998. Republican Paul Szymanski said more big-box stores could come to New Milford if the property is listed. Democrat Scott Chamberlain asked Szymanski to recuse himself because Szymanski had done work on the land for his engineering firm.