Ada County approves sale of 34 acres to city of Eagle

Ada County approves sale of 34 acres to city of Eagle

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by Scott Evans

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Posted on January 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 7 at 6:51 PM

BOISE -- The back and forth between the city of Eagle and Ada County over the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex appears to almost be over.

Ada County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 Tuesday morning to approve the sale of land that's currently part of the Ada-Eagle Sports Complex to the city of Eagle.

The county and the city have been at odds over what is, and is not, allowed on the 34 acres of land off Horseshoe Bend Road.

Eagle wants to build a snow terrain park on part of the property, but the county says they can't do that under the current lease agreement.

The Eagle City Council voted last month to offer $4,000 per acre after other attempts to get the land fell short.

While the $4,000 is lower than the appraised value of $5,500 to $7,000, Ada County Commissioners felt this was the right move to be a good neighbor to Eagle.

"We all know in these complex issues that sometimes the best decision, everybody has to give a little bit, so Rick and I were willing to come down in price, we thought that was a reasonable amount of money," said Ada County Commissioner Jim Tibbs.

There is still more that needs to be done before this deal goes through.

We're talking about things like surveying the land and rights of way issues.

While what needs to be done is nothing major, Tibbs says it will take a little time for this deal to be finalized.

Eagle Mayor Jim Reynolds told us all sides are happy with what they're getting.

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