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By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Medical Lake council talks about Waterfront Park lease


Last updated 1/11/2024 at 9:54am

Matthew Stephens

Medical Lake's Waterfront Park sits on land leased from the state.

MEDICAL LAKE – The City Council unanimously approved Resolution 24-648, which allots more time for the city to discuss leasing options for the state-owned Waterfront Park site.

The discussion took place during a Jan. 2 council meeting.

According to Mayor Terri Cooper, there have been changes that may impact the renewal process.

"It was a 50-year lease agreement, and we want to buy some more time," Cooper said.

A change in state law now requires the lease to be at fair-market value, which is more than the previous lease agreement.

Cooper said the city will ask the Legislature to amend th...

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