Katama Farm

Town Delays Eviction for Trustees, as Talk Turns to Future for Katama Farm

In the latest shift since evicting the Trustees of Reservations from Katama Farm, the Edgartown conservation commission is considering the idea of more than one tenant.

Town Extends Eviction Notice for Trustees at Katama Farm

With Tuesday’s move-out date looming, the Edgartown conservation commission has extended the Trustees of Reservations lease at Katama Farm until Oct. 15.

Edgartown Terminates Its Lease With Trustees at Katama Farm

The Edgartown conservation commission formally terminated its lease this week with The Trustees of Reservations at the historic Katama Farm.

Town, Trustees Clash Over Use of Katama Farm

Tensions over the use of Katama Farm by the Trustees of Reservations came to a head before the Edgartown conservation commission this week.

State Grants Boost Sandplain Grassland Restoration Efforts

The preservation of rare sandplain grasslands at Katama and in West Tisbury will get a boost thanks to some $46,000 in grant money awarded by Gov. Charlie Baker last week to the Trustees of Reservations.

Barn at Katama Farm Will Get a New Roof

The larger of two barns at the town-owned property leased by the Farm Institute has a failed roof and water has been leaking through. This week selectmen awarded a contract for replacing the roof that covers the 8,400-square-foot barn.

Katama Silo to be Repurposed as Cell Tower

A long-awaited project to bring improved cell service to the Katama part of Edgartown moves forward this week, following the completion of a lease with telecommunications company AT&T.

The company will pay the town $28,000 per year for the use of an abandoned silo at Katama Farm.

With Contract Issues Solved, Edgartown Solar Project Moves Forward

Changes have been approved to an agreement between the town and the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative Inc. (CVEC) to create solar arrays on town-owned parcels of land. The projects are expected to save the town millions in electricity costs down the road.

Katama Farm Cell Antenna Approved

The Edgartown Planning Board Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to place a cell antenna in an abandoned silo in Katama, despite some opposition from neighbors. At meetings over the last few months, Katama residents had opposed AT&T’s plan to place the antenna in an abandoned silo at the Farm Institute, citing perceived concerns about radiation affecting property values and the Farm Institute’s donations, sales of produce and meat, and summer camp program. Farm Institute representatives said if the tower posed a risk to visitors or livestock, they would not have let the project go forward.

Soon to be Planted at Katama Farm: Six Acres of Solar Panels

Construction for a solar array at Katama Farm is set to begin this winter, now that the Edgartown planning board approved a special permit for the project this week, clearing the last hurdle for what will be the Island’s largest installation of photovoltaic panels.

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