Voters Approve Sea Camps Financing
Brewster will close on the transaction by Nov. 30Donna Tunney
BREWSTER – Town residents on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of acquiring two parcels of land, some 120 acres in all, formerly operating as the Cape Cod Sea Camps.
According to the town clerk's office, the vote tally for the Long Pond parcel was 2,877 in favor and 395 opposed. For the Route 6A parcel 2,846 voters approved the purchase and 414 voted against.
It was the last public action needed before the town takes ownership of the parcels, following special town meeting approval of the purchases on Sept. 26.
The town just prior to the late September meeting signed a purchase and sale agreement with the Sea Camps owners, the Delahanty family. The transaction is expected to close by Nov. 30.
The town had agreed to pay a total of $26 million for both parcels in an effort to prevent commercial development of the iconic camp that for decades offered facilities and programs for children and young adults. The camps ceased operation in fall of 2020.
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