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City Buys 5 More Acres Of Cherry Hill

The city of Coeur d'Alene agreed Tuesday to purchase roughly 5 acres of land north of Cherry Hill Park - a site that could play home to an American Legion baseball field by 2013. Mayor Sandi Bloem split a deadlocked City Council by voting to approve the property acquisition, which passed 4 votes to 3 votes. The outcome mirrors last month's council vote not to issue a public advisory vote on McEuen Field, and could repeat itself on future issues related directly or indirectly to the downtown park's redevelopment project as each council member has stood firm on his or her stance on the divisive topic/Tom Hasslinger, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here. (SR file photo of BMX racers at Cherry Hill Park)

DFO: Whether a future diamond is built on the old Eagles property or not, I consider this a superb move because it allows the city to own almost the entire hillside of Cherry Hill Park. Score one for the majority.

Question: What do you think of this move to buy 5 more acres of park land for Coeur d'Alene?

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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