The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $265,220 for the business week ending on Friday, April 4, 2014. 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 Oak Bluffs, where two transactions resulted in $95,000. In Chilmark, two eligible transactions yielded $66,000. Two transactions in West Tisbury generated $54,000. Four transactions netted $43,820 in Edgartown. And one transaction resulted in $6,400 in 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.