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In the ordinance of dedication the City Council may exclude areas from dedication and, unless otherwise expressly included in the ordinance, all public streets shall be excluded. No dedication shall prevent the utilization of dedicated lands: (1) for public works uses that (a) are in the public interest and (b) either were present at the time of dedication or are proposed to protect the dedicated lands or surrounding properties; (2) for public works uses that are themselves park, playground, recreation, or open space uses, such as flow lands, flood plains, dikes, marshes, lagoons, pump stations, etc.