THOMASTON — The Thomaston Select Board authorized the acquisition of a one-acre parcel of land between Wadsworth Street and Ferry Street at their Sept. 27 meeting.

This land contains the last of the historic lime kilns on the Saint George River. The funding for the purchase comes from a Land for Maine’s Future grant through the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.

The $45,000 grant is the result of seven months of work by Municipal Officer Sandy Moore.

Town Manager Kara George thanked Moore for all her hard work and said the grant would cover the cost of the purchase. George said this was a huge undertaking for Moore, and acquiring the land was part of the Comprehensive Plan.

The board also approved a land boundary clarification for the property, and authorized Moore to sign the closing papers with the realtor.

The land boundary clarification established a right of way for neighbor Susan Christensen. Christensen is an abutter, and the right of way grants her access to her driveway, which overlaps the property.

Board Chair Diane Giese asked about the closing costs, which would likely be more than the remaining $500 the harbor committee had for the purchase.

Board member Bill Hahn suggested authorizing up to $4,000 to cover the closing costs. The board agreed.

Board member Zel Bowman-Leberge asked about the maintenance of the land.

Public Works Director Brandon Allen said the town already was maintaining the land, though it was owned by the Maine Department of Transportation.

As part of the grant, the land must remain open green space.

In other business, the board authorized $1,250 to build and maintain a temporary website to host a 15-question survey on the parks and trails masterplan. The purpose of the survey is to gain community input on the masterplan.

The board accepted Noreen Mullaney’s resignation from the planning board with regret.

Planning Board Chair Joanne Richards said Mullaney did an excellent job on the board, but her job became more demanding.

Mullaney’s resignation means that Will Eustis, who joined the board as an alternate, will become a full member.

Richards said this leaves the board with two open alternate positions once again.

Thomaston residents interested in joining the planning board can download an application from the town website or get a paper copy from the town office.

The board authorized the Watts Hall Community Players to use the Thomaston Green Gazebo Oct. 16 for a fall production. The rain date is Oct. 17.

The next Select Board meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.