The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $136,188 for the business week ending on Friday, March 15, 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 West Tisbury, where three transactions resulted in $73,634. In Tisbury, one eligible transaction yielded $29,000. Three transactions in Edgartown generated $25,134, while one in Chilmark resulted in $8,420. No eligible transactions were recorded in Aquinnah or Oak Bluffs.
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 3,018 acres of Vineyard land.