Locust Grove council accepts donation of conservation land

The Locust Grove City Council voted at its March 9 regular meeting to accept a donation of conservation land from a portion of an existing subdivision. The vote was unanimous. According to a city staff report, developers inquired about the city obtaining a partially developed phase of the Jubilee subdivision. The subject property contains about 26.7 acres and comprises most of the subdivision property east of Jubilee Boulevard. It is encumbered by a conservation easement which will likely limit its use to passive recreational activities such as walking trails and open space. The Henry County Tax Assessor’s office has set the worth of the land at $74,900 and $1,095 property taxes per year.