Green Bay’s city council is ready to end a four-month debate on what to do with the city’s $5.3 million in excess Lambeau Field sales tax money. Under state law, the money must be spent on economic development, debt reduction, or property tax relief. More than 30 ideas are under consideration.
Barbara Dorff is one of the new elected city council members and said she’s been talking to people. “Some of the things I’ve heard were the Bullfrogs stadium, and there seems to be some interest in that. definitely the Colburn Park pool.”
But Bill Galvin, also a new member of the council, said he’s heard the opposite when it comes to the stadium for the city’s Northwoods League team – “a whole lot of people talking about the new baseball stadium, and didn’t want to see any of the money go towards that.”
Mayor Jim Schmitt wants to see some concrete ideas from the council sooner rather than later. For now, the money sits in the bank, and Schmitt said it’s earning very little interest.