The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $380,082.92 for the business week ending on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. The land bank receives its funds from a two per cent fee charged on many Vineyard real estate transactions.
Much of the land bank revenue last week came from the town of Edgartown, where nine transactions resulted in $179,750. In Tisbury, four eligible transactions yielded $19,000. Three transactions in Oak Bluffs generated $65,932.92. Two transactions yielded $41,500 in Chilmark. And one transaction netted $19,000 in West Tisbury. No eligible transactions were recorded in Aquinnah.
The land bank uses its revenues to purchase and manage land for purposes of conservation, preservation and passive recreation. To date the agency has participated in the purchase of more than 3,132 acres of Vineyard land.