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Support for tennis court lights in La Crosse capital budget

Brad Williams

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Tennis courts and other park and rec projects around La Crosse are high on the list of items city residents would like to see funded in the capital budget for the next five years. 

The city plan commission had a brief meeting Monday night on financing for lighting at the tennis courts now being built at Green Island, and for a shelter at Weigent Park on Cass Street. 

Many people who play tennis have told city leaders that they can’t use unlighted tennis courts during the daytime.

The outdoor courts are now being developed outside the Green Island ice arena.

Scott Neumeister of the plan commission warns voters that revenue shortages will limit how much the city can spend.

“This next year is gonna be difficult at best, and I think for all of us, but it’s one where we’re just gonna have to strap down, and buckle our chinstraps on,” said Neumeister.    

A final commission vote on the capital budget is expected on June 22nd. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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