Items Tagged with 'Purchase of Development Rights'


County approves option to buy farmland rights

Commissioner raises uncertainty over program funding.

February 2, 2018
The Kent County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to preserve 70 acres of farmland in Grattan Township. Read More

Grassroots effort to increase PDR funding fails

County commission adopts general fund budget without changes.

November 22, 2013
Although the turnout to talk about farmland preservation was down from the previous county commission meeting, the message was the same. Read More

County’s PDR funding has drawn attention

Program’s allocation is key item for some in new general fund budget.

November 15, 2013
At the end of 2009, Kent County commissioners allocated $275,000 to the Purchase of Development Rights program for the 2010 fiscal year. Read More

Farmland preservation program moves forward

Funds used for PDR program could find another use next year.

March 1, 2013
Despite a concern about cost and a realization that the plan’s ambitious goal won’t be reached, the county’s Purchase of Development Rights program will not only survive this year, but it could very well grow. Read More

PDR may be at a crossroad

County will vote on preservation measure.

February 22, 2013
When Kent County commissioners approved the Purchase of Development Rights ordinance in late 2002, the farmland preservation program had a goal of setting aside 25,000 acres in its first decade of operation. Read More