Eagle City officials are forging ahead with plans to acquire land from Ada County to provide exclusive use to a for-profit snow terrain park off Old Horseshoe Bend Road.
Ada County Commissioners want to hear from residents about their desired use of the land. There will be a public meeting December 18 at the Ada County Courthouse, 200 W
Front Street, 1st Floor at 6 pm in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room. At a second meeting December 19 at 10:30 AM the Ada County Commissioners and the Eagle City Council will be discussing the potential purchase/sale of the Ada County landfill property.
Joan Johnston, a vocal opponent of the deal told the GUARDIAN, “If Ada County sells the land to Eagle, Ryan Neptune’s business will then be given exclusive use of the land, parking lots and facilities with 10% of the ticket sales going to Eagle. No annual audit is planned. The City of Eagle plans to dump $240,000 into improvements. In other words, the City of Eagle taxpayers will be purchasing the land and providing permanent facilities for the exclusive use and sole benefit of one person who will give back only 10% of annual sales.”
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