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To the editor:
Mayor Keith Snyder and Lincoln City Council members
are dead wrong regarding their choice of use of a health park
for the extremely valuable property given to us by our local ALMH
You don't need to be very bright to recognize that these large,
landscaped parcels of land described above and located in the center
of town, one block from Central School and just two blocks from
Lincoln Junior High School, fail to meet the highest and best use of
this property for a public park. These properties have location,
location and location. All city utilities are also
already present at both of these separate sites.
These parcels can be and should be marketed by our city and
county economic development official through his numerous contacts.
They can be also made available later on through our local Multiple
Listing Service at a later time if the need should
require. These are perfect building sites for multiple uses.
[to top of second column in this letter]
Please do a survey of our present city parks, and I believe that
you, too, will agree with me that each of them are severely
underutilized, and many of those folks using our parks may be using
them for illegal use such as drug sales.
Letís put this land gift to work for us during these very
difficult and trying times. Please show some real leadership and
promote these properties through developers.
Lester C. Van Bibber III
October 17, 2011]
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