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Land donation to town scheduled


A land donation to the town of Coulee Dam by an Anacortes woman will close at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at town hall.

Diane Hartzell, whose father, Melvin Hartzell, worked on Grand Coulee Dam in the mid-1930s, had purchased the property being donated, with the hope of someday building a retirement home here.

The property, about an acre in size, is located at the north end of River Drive, with a portion of it overlooking the Columbia River.

Diane will be in Coulee Dam to work with Mayor Greg Wilder and Town Attorney Mick Howe to close the transfer of the property. She said that she had no interest in developing the property and that the gift and future project on the site would be a fitting memorial to her father.

Wilder stated earlier that he hoped someday the town could do an entrance project on the site.

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