Jun 10, 2011 9:00 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Youngsville moves ahead with sports complex

YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - The fate of a proposed sports complex for Youngsville will be decided by the voters in November.
The city council agreed Thursday to the creation of one cent, dedicated sales tax increase for the city - but only if approved by the voters.
If the Nov. 19 vote is positive, Mayor Wilson Viator Jr. tells The Advertiser ground could be broken on the 68-acre complex as early as February.
Viator says sports complex would include a community center and up to eight baseball fields, three tee-ball fields, seven soccer fields, six tennis courts and three volleyball courts and concession stands.
He says the proposed sales tax should generate about $1.2 million a year, which can be bonded out to generate the estimated $11 million cost of the project.


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