Nearly 50 Munhall residents crammed into the borough's council meeting Tuesday night to hear their elected officials debate the sale of seven acres of land to a private company. Council tabled the bill of sale unanimously. (Photo by Stephen Caruso/PublicSource)

Nearly 50 people crammed into the Munhall borough’s council meeting Feb. 22 to hear the elected officials debate the sale of 7 acres of land to a private company. Council unanimously tabled the bill to sell. (Photo by Stephen Caruso/PublicSource)

The pressure of the crowd at the Munhall Borough Council meeting on Feb. 22 appears to have altered the fate of a 7-acre parcel near The Waterfront.

The council was poised to make a decision on selling the land they had gained through eminent domain, with the promise of making it a park. But by the end of the two-and-a-half hour meeting, its members voted unanimously to table a motion to sell and move forward with seeking funds to transform the property into a public park.

Newly elected Munhall Mayor Rick Brennan was a leading voice in the borough planning a public park.

“We’re very pleased and looking forward to starting to find a niche for the property down there, and I hope council members will work with me,” Brennan said after the meeting.


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