The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank reported revenues of $417,189 for the business week ending on Friday, Oct. 25, 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 four transactions resulted in $196,000. In Edgartown, eight eligible transactions yielded $103,213. Four transactions in Tisbury generated $98,602, while four in Oak Bluffs resulted in $19,375. No eligible transactions were recorded in Aquinnah or Chilmark.
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.