As you can read by clicking here, the Mitchell City Council rejected the proposed public-land-for-private-building swap last night. That means the city’s wooded, 9-acre lot near the lake remains public property for now.
But, as we were reminded at the end of last night’s meeting, the property has been declared surplus. The city could now put the property up for sale if that’s what the council members want. On the other hand, it has been suggested by the city’s new lake board that the property should be enhanced with nature trails.
The other option that nobody seems to be considering is to do nothing. That seemed to work pretty well for 82 years, until just recently.
What do you think the city should do with its wooded lot?
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