Forest Service land sale

Finally, the candidates get their say.

Town council candidates landed on the front page of today’s News&Guide in a good story about the proposed purchase of 10 acres of Forest Service land on North Cache.

Ben Graham writes:

Jim Stanford, another candidate, said he wants town officials to hash out the potential uses of the land before including it on the ballot.

“If we are to put the question to voters on how to spend $12 million, we need to give them a detailed plan,“ Stanford said.

He also asked for more openness from officials in any discussions with private buyers interested in the property.

Stanford said the purchase price seems high and that he would be comfortable letting the property go to auction.

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