The town owns a number of properties, only some of which are the subject of this initiative. Other properties
such as Town Hall itself, or sites used to support utilities, or that are too small to be of use for open
space, are not at issue, and some other existing open space properties are already legally protected
from being changed.
The seven colored bands in the following table identify the parcels in each of the seven contiguous chunks
of open space that are proposed to be the subject of this initiative.
(Maps showing the location and extent
of each of these seven chunks
may be viewed by clicking on the "Maps" button above.)
There is a status code opposite each to indicate its level of vulnerability. The meanings of these status codes
are given below the table.