UPDATE: Wausau City Council approves soccer complex plan
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
UPDATE - On September 12th, the Wausau City Council passed a resolution to use the Holtz Krause landfill as a soccer facility.
The agreement between the Holtz Krause Steering Committee and Marathon County means the complex is still on target for construction to begin in April of next year.
The Marathon County Board has approved a plan to turn a landfill into a sports complex.
Dozens of people came to a meeting this afternoon, including some athletes.
The board passed a proposal 30 to 3. Officials say the 55 acres of land on Kent Street will cost $272,000.
The money will come from the city of Wausau, Marathon County and a committee of businesses. The city will continue to maintain the landfill, but maintenance of playing surface will be paid for by the county.
"With my daughter we go to so many tournaments, we spend the night in different hotels and go out to eat, but now we can bring that back to our own community," said Wausau resident Jennifer Schueller.
"We have not done the appropriate financial analysis, we have not followed the rules therefore I believe that a legal challenge to this action is possible," said Marathon County Board Member Oliver Burrows.
Construction for the sports complex is expected to begin April 1.