WALPOLE, N.H. -- The Selectboard is holding a public information meeting Saturday to gather input on the proposed sale of the Hooper Golf Club.
The Hooper Study Committee, which issued its final report earlier this year, recommended that the town sell the publicly-owned golf course, which includes almost 140 acres and four buildings.
A meeting to discuss the proposed sale and gather input on the plan is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. at The Walpole School Gymnasium.
"We are required by law to have a public hearing, and this hearing has been called to allow folks to speak," said Selectboard Chairwoman Jamie Teague.
The Selectboard formed the Hooper Study Committee in 2011 to study the town's options of either selling or maintaining the property, which was given to the town in 1925 after the death of Mary Hooper.
The Hooper Study Committee wants the town to sell the property at fair market value with a conservation easement.
The property is valued at about $1.2 million.
In May the Monadnock Conservancy voted to begin the process of granting the conservation easement for the land.
As trustees of the Hooper Trust, the Selectboard can decide to sell the property without a public vote, though the Cheshire County New Hampshire Probate Court has to approve the sale.
The meeting Saturday is only for informational purposes.
Teague said the Selectboard has not yet accepted the study committee report, nor has the board made any decisions about the future of the course.
"We hope the public will come out to tender their opinions and ask questions based on the recommendation," Teague said. "The Hooper Study Committee made a list of recommendations and this is our chance to share them with the general public and hear what they have to say."
The Selectboard is expected to discuss the sale at its meeting on Aug. 29.
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