Such a purchase is extremely unlikely. We would all welcome the entire parcel becoming a county park or being added to the adjacent state park. However, for many reasons this appears to be little more than wishful thinking.
More than one commissioner has made comments or promises about the county simply purchasing the land. To the best of our knowledge, no substantive negotiations between the county and Riverstone have even begun. No funds have been appropriated and no deal with Riverstone is anywhere near consummation.
If there had been any deal for the county to purchase the property, it would have been included in the Settlement Agreement. That document would have simply stated that the county was purchasing the land, for a specified amount, and all litigation between the county and Riverstone was being dropped. Riverstone would not have been given a green light to build 85+ foot towers or any of the other valuable rights the county conceded.