By Ken Stern 

Hedlin ballfield sale challenged as illegal


September 22, 2021

Was the Town of La Conner’s sale of the Maple Avenue ballfield property to developer Landed Gentry illegal? A letter from Bricklin & Newman, a Seattle law firm, to Brian Gentry dated Sept. 1 and delivered Sept. 7, advises that “your purchase of the property from the Town of La Conner was likely illegal, in violation of Article 8, Section 7 of the Washington Constitution.” The Town bought the property from the Hedlin family and then sold it the same day in April.

La Conner area resident Linda Clark asked the Bricklin firm to review “the applicable documents concerning the sales trans...

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