Council heeds pleas from residents, votes against park sale

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The City Council in Webster City has rejected a plan to sell a portion of a city park, heeding the pleas from residents who filled the meeting chamber at City Hall.

The vote Monday night deflated a proposal to sell 1.25 acres of East Twin Park to a developer that wants to build a Dollar General store at the site. The Messenger reported that some people who lined the sides of the council chamber held signs that said “Save the park” and “Webster City is not for sale.”

Nearly 30 people spoke against the sale; no member of the public rose in favor.