Daily Bee article: City moves on Sandpoint Depot plan – Sandpoint Train Station (Sandpoint Train Depot)
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Daily Bee article: City moves on Sandpoint Depot plan

Excerpt from article by Keith Kinnaird published in Daily Bee on 11/20/09:

SANDPOINT — The City Council is on board with a proposal to acquire the Sandpoint Depot from BNSF Railway.

The council decided Wednesday to enter into negotiations with the railroad and seek a commitment from Amtrak to keep using the depot as a stop for its passenger service.

“The easiest way to guarantee that the historic railroad depot no longer exists is to do nothing,” said Councilwoman Carrie Logan, who moved to appoint a negotiating team to handle overtures to BNSF and Amtrak.

Councilman John Reuter seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

Reuter said retaining the depot is entirely in line with goals and objectives in the city’s comprehensive land use plan. Those goals include … Read the entire article.

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