Special City Council meeting yields no results

Kent City Council assembled for a special meeting Friday evening to discuss the acquisition of land by the city.

Council members went into executive session for private discussion following a 5:30 call to order by Mayor Jerry T. Fiala.

Council members fidgeted in their seats and took trips to the restroom as discussion continued in depth for close to an hour and a half. The meeting adjourned at 7 p.m. with a declaration of no action on the land acquisition. Council members would not reveal which land the city is interested in acquiring.

Linda Copley, the city council clerk, said the meeting was not to discuss the land occupied by the old Kent hotel or land owned by the university.

The next city council meeting is planned for April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Julie Sickel is a public affairs reporter