In the draft minutes of the Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting prepared by Assistant Clerk Renata McLeod:
Mr. Gridley clarified that the School District can trade the property to another public entity, such as the City, for a like value property, or go through the competitive process through a sealed bid. He further stated that at the onset of these discussions, the City was looking at a Million dollar budget shortfall, a Million dollar loss of stormwater revenue, and a $4 Million verdict pending liability, so it was reasonable for staff to feel there was no funding option. He stated that the School District has good reason for moving forward, including the need to replace a building that is causing employees to be sick. Mr. Gridley stated that the direction staff would need from the City Council is to recommend staff to put their best efforts forward to acquire the Person Field, and come back to next Council meeting with an action plan outlining options. You can read complete discussion of Person Field from council meeting Tuesday here.
- Also: Complete draft minutes of Coeur d'Alene City Council meeting Tuesday here
Question: How would you like to see Person Field improved if/when city gets control of it?