County gives Liberty Park lots to CP
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org June 25, 2013 11:36AM
Updated: June 27, 2013 3:19PM
CROWN POINT — At the Lake County Commissioners meeting on June 19 the city was given title to two lots in Liberty Park.
Tramel Raggs, administrator to the Board of Commissioners, said that the properties are located at 328 and 330 Cedar Street. These parcels had been on the Commissioners’ tax sale list, but were not been purchased.
All the city has to do is accept these parcels into the city inventory, file the paper work on the titles and file that it is city-owned land. That takes the property off of the tax rolls.
Mayor Dave Uran’s chief of staff, Keith Stevens, said on June 20 that he does not know how the land will be used. The Board of Public Works and Safety was expected to put the land into the city inventory at its meeting June 26.
These lots are at the western end of Cedar Street in a hook of land that points at the Erie Lackawanna Bike Trail that runs behind Liberty Park. An entrance to the bike trail from Liberty Park has been discussed in the past.
When Liberty Park was going through the annexation process several years ago there was also talk of a park, put in and maintained by the city.