Youngsville voters have a important proposal on their ballot this Saturday. It's a sales tax that city law makers say would benefit the area in more ways than one. The proposal would dedicate a one-percent sales tax used to fund a full-fledged sports facility.
Currently Youngsville does not have any sports facilities, forcing families to drive to nearby cities for any sports practices. In turn...that keeps families from spending their money locally.
"They're still spending time...the gasoline...the wear and tear going to other places...there's no reason that it can't be done here" says Mayor Pro Temp Brenda Burley.
The plans include fields for various sports...and a building for fitness and indoor sports. Opponents of this proposal argue it's located in an area that floods. But the city says it's 70-acres of donated land that's on the table.
"Three-fourths of the property is never even considered...it takes a big big big rain for water to ever collect there but it's our start and 70 acres in Youngsville is very valuable property" says Burley.
Burley says the tax increase would end up evening itself out.
The city sales tax will be used solely for the construction, maintenance, and upkeep of the proposed sports facility.