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City purchases land, house adjacent to park
, Sgt. Luis R. Agostini
Wilson County NewsMarch 7, 2012 | 1,398 views | Post a comment
ST. HEDWIG -- The city council has approved the purchase of a parcel of land adjacent to the city park here. The matter was among the items addressed by the St. Hedwig City Council during its March 1 meeting.
According to Mayor Mary Jo Dylla after the meeting, the land and a house comprise 1 acre; the city agreed to a purchase price of $53,000. Dylla said the land, if added to the city park, will open the park up “quite a bit,” providing more access from F.M. 1518. The property currently is zoned as residential. The city could sell or develop the property, which has electricity, water, septic, and other amenities.
The city, according to the mayor, regards the purchase as an investment. No decisions regarding use or development will be taken immediately, Dylla said.
One resident, Louise Kosub, spoke during public comments to oppose the purchase, citing other purposes the city’s money could be used for, such as litter abatement.
The council also withdrew into executive session to discuss ongoing litigation regarding the Silver Saddle Arena and Party House. No action was taken when the council returned to open session, Dylla said.
In other business, the council addressed road maintenance and related issues. The city will begin its program of spraying for weed control in the near future. Trimming of roadside trees is already under way, Dylla said.
Also discussed was the installation of donated playground equipment in the city park.
“We hope by the end of March for the playground equipment to be installed,” Dylla said.
City residents are reminded that MD Systems, the contracted waste-disposal provider, will hold a city spring cleanup day on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by City Hall. Bulk items may be disposed of that day; the only requirement is proof -- such as a bill -- of being a customer of MD Systems.
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