Troy City Council approved an option for the Miami County Park District to purchase 38 acres of the Huelskamp Farm during its Nov. 2 meeting.


The district needed the option to apply for Clean Ohio Fund grant dollars that would be used to buy the land. The park district would convert the land along the Great Miami River into conservation land for use as river/water protection, said Scott Myers, park district executive director.


The city bought the Huelskamp Farm property earlier this year to use for extension of the Paul G. Duke Park, which likes to the farm’s south.


In other business council approved an agreement with Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg for legal services associated with collective bargaining with employee unions and related personnel services. The city has six bargaining unit agreements that expire at year’s end.