Discussion of possible parkland purchase

September 14, 2015

The West University Place City Council meets tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building Council Chamber at 3800 University Boulevard.

Agenda item 7 was requested by Councilmember Burt Ballanfant to discuss the possible purchase of new parkland between Edloe St. and Buffalo Speedway.

Ballanfant is an advocate for the purchase of the“Ownby tract” for more parkland. This tract includes 38,553 square feet of real estate where Pittsburg terminates at Poor Farm Ditch. The two lots, 3615 Pittsburg and 3619 Pittsburg, have been for sale for $3.6 million.

Originally, this item was scheduled to be discussed by the city council privately in an Executive Session. West U Mayor Susan Sample transferred the item so that it would be discussed in public session.