The Dakota County Technical College Blue Knights soccer teams have held home games in a number of places all over the south metro. Rosemount didn’t have a championship size field so the teams have had to play in other cities that have sanctioned fields.
On a sunny April day the masonry and concrete students at Dakota County Technical College are busy building a solar panel that will provide electricity to the concession stands at a new soccer complex on the west side of the campus. Little do they know their educational experience will benefit hundreds of Rosemount residents.
Voters overwhelmingly checked no to a proposed $8 million referendum that would have paid for a Outdoor Athletic Complex and renovations to the former St. Joseph’s Church building.
With all seven precincts reporting the results were 1981 no and 877 yes. Results won’t be official until Wednesday afternoon when the city council meets to canvas the results.
Following the Rosemount Outdoor Athletic Complex opinions the last few weeks, I wonder if the gift of $1 million for the Flint Hills land is really a gift to taxpayers who will pay more than eight times that million-dollar amount for the complex, plus amenities, built with referendum funds. Gravel roads are the only access to that area at this time. Will taxpayers later on be asked for more money for road improvements?
Voters will decide the fate of Rosemount’s Outdoor Recreation Complex April 22 if the city council takes the recommendation of parks and recreation commission. The commission approved a resolution Monday recommending the council move forward with a spring referendum for $8.5 million.
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