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Council says 'no' to park property purchase request

Friday, February 22, 2002

Keith Postma, who owns property adjacent to O'Toole Park in northeast Le Mars, asked the Le Mars City Council if he could purchase the north 33 feet of O'Toole Park for $500.

He had no plans to build on the property but had hoped to landscape and plant flowers to improve the area.

Council members this week took no official action on the request but suggested an alternative might be for the city to work with Postma to allow him to beautify the area while the city retains ownership.

Council member Rex Knapp said he doesn't "see a reason to sell part of a park," especially since the sale would interfere with property lines that are now straight but wouldn't be if the property were sold.

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