Since 2004 the Webster Town Boards have been working in many different ways to preserve Open Space, Park Lands, purchasing Development Rights, and establishing Park Districts within sub-divisions so residents can enjoy green space.
We had a $5.9 million dollar town-wide referendum to purchase property and development rights and that bond is set to be paid off in 2025. We also work with the Webster Town Planning Board to provide active Park Lands inside housing tracts for the use of residents there, as well as, work with developers to donate lands to the town as part of a development project.
We once had an Incentive Open Space Program that has terminated for new applications but still has lands in the plan until their terms are up. We also continue to accept donated lands to the Town of Webster in exchange for an Internal Revenue tax deduction that residents may receive.
All in all, this has given the Town of Webster today 2,914.1 acres of land that will NEVER be developed in the Town of Webster now or in the future. The current Town Board continues to discuss and look for ways to provide more Open Space to Webster residents.