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Mon., Jan. 7, 2013, 9:17 a.m.

CdA Offers Full Value For Field, But …

The offer is on the table, and it's up to the school district to decide what to do with it. The city of Coeur d'Alene has proposed to pay full appraised value to School District 271 for its half of the roughly 7-acre Person Field, but the $655,000 offer that has been months in the making and escalated tensions between the two commissions also comes with some conditions. Those conditions: More access to school gyms for the city's recreation department, and ownership of the dog park portion of Northshire Park. While the school board could decide on the offer Monday, one board member said he's frustrated the negotiations have dragged on as long as they have since the asking price has been the same since day one. But the reason the city wants something more than just land for the deal is because it doesn't think the 3.8-acre parcel is worth the price tag alone/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Should the School Board agree to additional concessions to the city to make the Person Field deal work?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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