Port Townsend: Property next to Chetzemoka Park won’t be sold

PORT TOWNSEND — The Golden Age Club property adjacent to Chetzemoka Park will remain in public hands.

The City Council decided Tuesday to reject a recommendation by the Capital Facilities Committee to sell the valuable view property and use the proceeds to purchase land for a park on the city’s west side.

The council at press time had yet to vote on whether to set a public hearing regarding sale of the land, but a poll of the seven council members determined that four of them would vote against setting a public hearing, effectively ending further discussion of the proposal.

Two dozen residents spoke against the potential sale.

This full report appears in today’s Jefferson County edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click on “Subscribe” to order your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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