Half-Cent Sales Tax Extension Allows St. Cloud Metro Cities to Add Amenities [AUDIO]
UNDATED - Back in November, voters in the St. Cloud metro area overwhelmingly approved the half-cent sales tax extension for the next 20 years, now our area cities are looking at ways to spend that money. Sartell, St. Joseph, and St. Cloud all have dreams of building some sort of water facility.
Sartell Mayor Sarah Jane Nicoll they're still at the very early stages of creating a community center.
Nicoll says they don't know yet what will be included in the facility, but they know what they don't want.
Nicoll says they're also exploring some sort of outdoor pool area. The Sartell city council hired an architect for the project on Monday, today (Wednesday) they're interviewing candidates to be the construction manager.
Nicoll says half the money collected from the half-cent sales tax has been earmarked for community amenities. The half of the money collected in Sartell will go toward transportation projects.
On Monday St. Joseph unveiled plans for a possible large outdoor water park with pools and slides. Meanwhile, St. Cloud is hoping to break ground on their $27 million Community and Aquatics Center later this year.