Source VT Digger
MONKTON — Vermont Gas Systems has purchased 53 acres of land in Monkton, but will neither disclose the reason for the purchase nor say what the land will be used for.
The $185,000 the South Burlington company spent to purchase the Rotax Road parcel from George Bailey on Feb. 12 will ultimately be paid by ratepayers. Vermont Gas’ rates are regulated by the state Public Service Board.
In addition to this land purchase, Vermont Gas has bought easements to lay a natural gas pipeline across at least a quarter of the Monkton properties slated to host Phase I of the Addison-Rutland Natural Gas Project.
Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark declined to speak about any land transactions between the company and Addison County residents, including the purchase of Bailey’s 53 acres.
“All of our agreements are confidential,” he said.