Port Townsend: City Council won’t help with buying Scout House

PORT TOWNSEND — Citizens trying to save the Boy Scout House on Morgan Hill will not get financial aid from the city.

The City Council voted Tuesday night not to assist with the $1.175 million purchase of the property.

Council members Frank Benskin, Freida Fenn, Geoff Masci, Laurie Medlicott and Mayor Catharine Robinson were all opposed to buying the land and 73-year-old cabin.

The structure was built as a meeting place for Boy Scouts. A Cub Scout pack and a Boy Scout troop, both sponsored by the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, meet at the cabin at the intersection of Quincy and Cosgrove streets.

Councilwoman Michelle Sandoval, a real estate agent, recused herself from discussion about the Scout House to avoid a conflict of interest. Councilman Kees Kolff was absent from the meeting.

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