Devils Lake community members have discussed the need for an Event Center and a Community Recreation Center for nearly 20 years and in the past couple of years expressed strong support for moving forward. The project was put to a public vote on October 7, 2014 and the initiative missed passing by only 70 votes.
As proposed, the total project was estimated at $23.5 million, with $16.7 million for the Community Recreation Center and $6.8 million for the Event Center. The Event Center would be created by repurposing the former Walmart building on Hwy. 2, and the Recreation Center would be built on the Lake Region State College campus. The construction costs would have been paid for with a half-cent city sales tax increase, to be retired once the debt was paid.
In addition, Lake Region State College has committed to donating the land for the Recreation Center, a $100,000 a year lease to utilize the gym for approximately 30 games a year, and the students assessed themselves a user fee of approximately $150,000 a year to utilize the facility.
Click here to take a short survey to help us better understand your needs, wants, and concerns about both facilities. The survey will take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete and will close on April 8, 2015.
We respectfully request that you only complete the survey one time and ask that you forward the link onto your friends, family, and colleagues.
Thank you for your time. We value your input.
The Chamber would like to welcome the newest members; Halversons Motorsports, An Elegant Affair, Carnegie Lofts, Little Coyote Coffee, PS Garage Doors, The Cedar Inn, Sandberg Tech of North Dakota, Lakeside Nutrition, Heartview Foundation, Rilos & Mimi, Fish on Guide Service, and Wise Guys Insulation.
If your business is interested in becoming a member, please contact the Chamber at: 701-662-4903
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