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The Hedlin deal

A view from Town Hall —

 

April 28, 2021

Play Ball has been said to a lot of kids for a lot of years over a lot of decades at Hedlin's Ballfield, including last week. – Photo by Don Coyote

In approximately the summer of 2019 the Town of La Conner was approached by members of the Hedlin family with an offer to buy the 80,000 square feet parcel of land on Maple Avenue known as the Hedlin Ballfield, which the town had leased from the family for decades.

This offer allowed the Hedlins to finance the purchase of another farm property, increasing their farm holdings.

After looking at the deal, the town council declined the offer as it was not financially feasible for the Town.

Grants were researched, but grants for land purchases are difficult to come by.

Fearing that the e...



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