UNION — A group of current and former Union residents formed the Coggins Hill Preservation Association to purchase and preserve property at the top of Coggins Hill Road.

The property in question is currently owned by the town and for sale through a realtor.

Members of the Coggins Hill Preservation Association say the property is special and worth preserving for public access now and in the future.

“For years, local residents made their way to the summit to take in the amazing views, picnic with their families and even get married,” the association said in a press release.

“On a clear day, you can see Mount Washington in New Hampshire, as well as much of the Midcoast from this piece of property,” they said.

The association plans to incorporate as a mutual benefit non-profit corporation to purchase the land.

The association noted Union’s comprehensive plan recommends “the preservation of premium open space and river access” including public views from high points.

This means the goals of the town are in clear alignment with the association, they said.

The Coggins Hill Preservation Association will make a purchase offer to the town for the property at the Aug. 3 meeting of the select board.

For more information on the group’s efforts, contact CHPA.Union@gmail.com.

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