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Vote yes for land swap

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Dear Editor:

In one week we will be receiving our November ballots in the mail and there is a City of Delta ballot issue we have not really spoken of. This would be ballot issue 2-C and 2-D.

City charter states for any sale or transfer of city parks a vote of the people must be taken. The city owns two pieces of property on the north side of the river. This is the old Cottonwood Golf Course and the Riverbend Park (the old Corn gravel pit). Riverbend has never been used as a park; it was purchased for future use. The city would like to sell-trade these two pieces of property for a piece of property of almost exact same size on the south side of the river to make a sports complex that would be safer and much more easily and safely accessible for everyone.

If you have ever traveled through North Delta to get to the old Cottonwood you are aware of rough narrow roads with no shoulders. Travel to these fields can only be by car. The new complex would have bike trails and street access with stop lights. This deal would be win-win but needs a yes vote on both 2C and 2D -- 2C to divest the city property and 2D to complete the swap.

I hope I have explained this properly, if you have any questions ask Wilma at the rec center or Tony at the parks department or most any city hall employee. I encourage a YES vote on 2C, 2D, and also 2B to support our parks and recreation in Delta.

Mary Cooper

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