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Jackson trustees create Land Conservation Program to preserve, acquire green space

By Donna Rovan correspondent

JACKSON TWP.: The Jackson Township Board of Trustees has established the Jackson Land Conservation Program as a way to acquire and preserve green space for the future residents of the township.

This program will enable trustees to acquire land by purchase or donation that can be used for parks and public green space. Jackson Township Law Director, Neal Fitzgerald will be the contact person for the project, the trustees will also be available when any landowner decides to sell, donate or dedicate their land for public use.

With the help of financial planners and legal professionals, the trustees have developed a way to make sure that all landowners who decide to donate or sell their land to the township will be able to receive income tax and estate tax benefits.

Trustees have also hired these professionals on an "as needed" basis in order to be available to any resident interested in the program who may have further questions. Interested residents will not have to pay for this service.

Jackson Township is the first township in Stark County to establish a program of this kind. Trustees believe that this new program will help to maintain the beauty of the township.

If you are a resident who is interested in this program, you may contact trustees Todd Hawke, John Pizzino or James Walters at 330-832-7416. You may also call the Jackson Township Legal Department at 330-832-2918.

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