Street land to be added to Gazebo Park

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 1/20/98.

At the Paynesville City Council meeting Wednesday night, the council approved adding the land from a soon to be vacated street to the Gazebo Park.

In researching the history of the Gazebo Park area, the city found the street on the north side of the park was platted but never named.

ďFrom our research, the street was platted in the 1920s,Ē Dennis Wilde, city administrator, told the council.

As part of the 1998 Street Improvement project, the city is proposing to eliminate the short street and adding it to the park. The council has debated whether the land should be split 50-50 with the two abutting property owners or added to the park. This would mean additional taxes and assessments for the property owners if added to their property description.

It was decided the land would be added to the park, and shrubs would be planted to define the private residence property lines from the park area. The pavement will be removed this summer and the area will be seeded to grass when work starts on the 1998 street project.

In other business:
ē The council approved setting Feb. 11 as a public hearing date to officially vacate the alley running in a generally north/south direction behind Paynesville Video.
The area was vacated, but there is no record of it. The site now is a parking lot for AMPI trucks on River Street.

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