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City to decide what to do with vacant land next to Fenster Nature Park

Staff reports

Auburn leaders expect to decide as soon as Monday's meeting of the Auburn City Council whether they should spend $45,000 to buy a 6,440-square-foot parcel of vacant land next to the Fenster Nature Park on Second Street Southeast.

If the answer is yes, the property will become part of the park.

At first, the City intends to use the property, owned by John Rice, as a material staging and fill stockpiling area for construction of the Fenster Levee Setback project.

In the long term, the City expects to use the land to provide vehicle and pedestrian access to the park and to access the new revetment maintenance road that is to be constructed as part of the levee setback project.

Half of the of total purchase price is to be paid from Parks Conservation Future's funds, and the balance from the budget of the Planning and Community Development Department.

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