Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

5:15 pm
Thu September 27, 2012

Vermont Village Gets Grant to Conserve Flood Plain

The Vermont village of Jeffersonville has received a $125,000 grant to help buy and conserve four acres of land in a flood plain that had been slated for development.

The land had been picked as a site for a 16-pump gas station and convenience store.

The grant Vermont Housing and Conservation Board grant will help the community buy the parcel for $402,500 to prevent the proposed development.

Village officials say the site is near the confluence of the Brewster and Lamoille rivers and had major flooding in April 2011.

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