With a new program entitled “Liberty Living Legacy,” Liberty Township is providing an avenue for residents to consider during estate and / or property planning. The concept centers around the preservation of individual’s real property and voluntary donation of such property (or however the owner desires it be handled) for park purposes.
The Township’s literature addresses the idea of “the way you remember it, is the way it could always be.” It poses questions like this:
- What will happen when we’re gone?
- Will our property become a sub-division? A strip mall or a gas station?
- Will our children want to sell it? Will they have to?
The idea evolved from the Parks Committee according to Township Administrator Dina Minneci. “We have to thank the members of the parks committee for their time and dedication to bringing this idea to a reality. It’s a great concept for people who may already be considering different options on the future of their property,” said Minneci.
The Township will provide information related to the Township’s overall Comprehensive Plan, future land use plan and pertinent zoning info to property owners who want to better understand the Township’s development vision, but will not give legal advice or prepare legal documents. To ensure the property owners’ interests are protected, the Township encourages individuals to work with their financial planner and / or attorney.
“We appreciate the time the committee members have taken to think through the program and we hope some residents and / or families find the information helpful. A great example of this concept in our community is Dudley Memorial Park, an 11-acre park established in 1990,” said David Kern, Trustee and Trustee Liaison to the Parks Committee.
For more information about the Liberty Living Legacy program view the brochure or call 759-7500.