by Dennis Dalman
There are major disagreements already surfacing about plans for a Sartell Community Center, with a fault line widening between those who favor mostly athletic amenities versus those who want primarily non-athletic amenities.
At a June 22 city-council meeting, widely different options emerged as “favorites.” One option is to build up to four gymnasiums and a walking track as one part of a “community center,” and another phase that would be built elsewhere in a vastly smaller facility, would include amenities such as a branch library, senior center and public meeting rooms.
There were disagreements among council members about splitting the center into two factions: athletic and non-athletic.
For more information about the two-hour public meeting and for reactions to it, see a feature in the July 3 Newsleader.