SARTELL -- Sartell officials have agreed to acquire one piece of land and sell another.

During tonight's (Monday) special meeting the city council discussed in a closed session whether or not to sell about .75 acres of land at 632 Riverside Avenue South and purchase two other properties near Val Smith Park and Sauk River Regional Park.

Negotiations on the properties have been on going for the last several months.

The park land near Val Smith Park, which the city voted to acquire. (Photo: Sartell City Hall)

After an hour long discussion the council voted 3-1 in favor of selling the city owned land at 632 Riverside Avenue South, for $94,000. City Administrator Mary Degiovanni says when they purchased the property they felt it would be developed, but decided there was no longer a need for it.

The council also voted 4-0 to buy nearly 3 acres of land adjacent to Val Smith Park for $5,000. Degiovanni says the city was approached by the property owner, Marilyn Koshiol, about the site. She adds the city use park funding to acquire the property and make it an extension of the park.

As for the 5 acres adjacent to the Sauk River Regional Park, no action was taken and negotiations for the property continue.