Oak Harbor buys acreage on Koetje Street

The City of Oak Harbor is in the process of buying 5 acres for stormwater system improvements.

Oak Harbor officials are in the process of purchasing five acres on Northeast Koetje Street after the city council approved the plan following an executive session during a meeting Oct. 6.

The property will cost $40,000 and is contingent upon an inspection.

The property will be used as part of a $750,000 project to improve the storm drain system between Northeast Goldie Street and Northeast Koetje Street near Northeast Easy Street. The project includes drainage, flow control and some stormwater treatment process improvements before it enters the wetland on Koetje Street, according to the project description in the 2019-2020 budget.

It will be funded by the city’s storm drain operations fund.

The city already owns two large pieces of land adjacent to the pending purchase and bought three additional nearby properties in January and February 2019, according to a map on the city’s website.

Sabrina Combs, public information officer for the city, could not offer more details.

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