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Council OKs Team McEuen Pact 4-3

The McEuen Field designers will begin creating the construction documents to send the downtown park project out to bid. A divided Coeur d'Alene City Council agreed Tuesday to a $1.96 million architectural and engineering contract with the park's designers, Team McEuen, that should turn the conceptual plan on the 20-acre park into reality. "You have to have vision and look out into the future to create great communities," said Mike Kennedy, councilman. "I think we should move forward with the project and get it going." The contract was approved 4 votes to 3 votes, with Mayor Sandi Bloem casting the deciding vote in what's becoming a standard split on the council regarding McEuen Field since new councilmembers Dan Gookin and Steve Adams took their seats in January/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (Kathy Plonka SR file photo of Coeur d'Alene parks worker preparing McEuen Field diamond for play)

Question: Are you more receptive to McEuen Field changes, now that the boat launch is left in the first phase and the American Legion Baseball field could be moved to a better facility at Cherry Hill Park?

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