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Soddy Daisy commissioners vote to purchase 285 acre tract of land for nature park

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An undeveloped part of Soddy-Daisy will be permanently preserved in its natural state.

A 285-acre tract known as "The Gulf" off the Back Valley Road exit was offered to the city at a third of its value.

Commissioners voted yes, Thursday night. Many of them enjoyed the area in their youth.  It includes mountain vistas, woodlands, and Big Soddy Creek.  At just over a million dollars cost to taxpayers, the land will be used as parks and reserves.

Commissioner Rick Nunley, Soddy-Daisy: "It's a gem in this area."

Mayor Janice Cagle, Soddy-Daisy,  "It's a wonderful opportunity."

Mayor Cagle said the purchase should be complete by August.  Dr. Steven Quarfordt is paying the balance of 2-million in the sale as a gift to the city.

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