PALMETTO - City leaders on Monday night voted 5-0 to approve a purchase agreement that will sell nearly 12 acres of city land for a new elementary school.
In the deal, the Boys and Girls Club, Just for Girls and the Manatee County School Board will buy the land, and the city will build ballfields for Little League baseball.
Parents and Little League officials have expressed concerns about the impact on the league, which will have to play games elsewhere until the new fields are completed.
In a related move, the City Commission voted 5-0 to allow an easement for a construction trailer and staging area on the site, provided there is no advertising signage.
In other commission action, commissioners:
Sitting as the Community Redevelopment Agency, the board:
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