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By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Cheney buys land near Utility Building

Property could be used for relocating some of treatment plant’s functions, park amenities


Last updated 1/21/2021 at 1:11pm

CHENEY — The city’s land holdings are slated to soon increase by just over 228 acres.

That’s amount of acreage the City Council approved spending $360,710 to acquire at its first meeting in 2021 last Tuesday. The total acreage purchased from the Dare family includes seven separate parcels located in the vicinity of the city’s Utility Building/Recycling Center on Anderson Road, with several straddling Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific rail lines.

Five of those parcels — totaling 209.49 acres — border the UP tracks to the south and well north of the city’s road lead...

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