The Baillargeons will remain the private owners of the 59 acres, and they retain the ability to sell the property at any time to another owner. The permanent easement will follow the title to the land, meaning the town can prohibit additional development on the property by any future owners. The property will remain on the tax rolls.
"Open space preservation is a top priority for us in Clifton Park," Councilman Scott Hughes said in a statement. He is the liaison to the town's open space and trails committee.
"We are delighted to partner with the Baillargeons to ensure that this property will remain open farmland and never be developed," said Hughes.
Since 2000, the town has protected nearly 1,000 acres of open space.""