Mall owner is bullish on possible sports complex

When the city pitched a parks tax in 2021, the vast majority of the money was promised for the upkeep and improvement of existing facilities.

Voters responded enthusiastically, but now city officials are pondering an initiative that focuses on the new instead of the old. At a work session Wednesday, the City Council discussed a proposal to spend $20,000 on a feasibility study for a new sports complex that could involve everything from a rock climbing wall and RV park to courts for baseball, pickleball and basketball.