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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013, 8:58 A.M.

Council Rejects Old I-90 Transfer

Council members voted 5-1 to reject the Idaho Transportation Department’s offer to transfer ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene Drive to the city. Deanna Goodlander cast the lone vote in favor of ITD’s offer, which would have included a one-time, $3 million payment to the city. Council members Steve Adams and Ron Edinger — along with several residents of Silver Beach Road — questioned the costs of maintaining the road, let alone adding amenities such as a boat launch or a public beach along the five-mile stretch. “Why does the city of Coeur d’Alene want to take on a burden of this magnitude? I can’t figure it out,” Edinger said, adding that ITD officials should offer the road to the East Side Highway District/Joel Donofrio, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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