WESTBOROUGH, Mass. — A project to take inventory of all town-owned property and buildings was agreed upon by the Board of Selectmen during a discussion of two properties requested for donation by Habitat for Humanity.
The requests were not granted due to the value, and the board said it wanted to test the market first before giving away potential assets.
"I don't want to talk about 1 Upton Road and High Street, I want to talk about surplus town property as a whole discussion," Selectman George Barrette said. "If there is some value and its shown to us by the appropriate departments that those don't have any value to the town nor will they in the future, then we can talk about selling those as a group."
The selectmen said they want to look at a list of town property, and then make further decisions as to who will do the evaluations. Selectman Tim Dodd noted that they should also look into town-owned buildings like the Spurr House.
"If we're fortunate it can be a win-win situation where we can find a suitable parcel of land to do habitat, but we'll have a better understanding of these parcels," Selectmen Denny Drewry said.