One last chance to get you thoughts in on this. $240K may not be much on the tax rate, but it is still a lot of money. What is the far market value of the property anyway? Consider also the big picture and how this potential purchase fits into capital spending the next few years.
The Taylor parcel epitomizes the very character that many state they want to preserve in the village area of town. Once we taxpayers take title, it will be any one's best guess as to what will become of it.
Ultimately, the matter will be decided at next Town Meeting, as I doubt the BoS will vote to not purchase the land. All indications seem to point to a warrant article even though no firm plan for the property has been presented.