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Supervisors address concerns over Ag Expo Center funds, Trosper-Hoyt Building HVAC

Supervisors address concerns over Ag Expo Center funds, Trosper-Hoyt Building HVAC

It appears there's more uncertainty about plans to build a new expo center in Sioux City's old stockyards area following new questions about donations to that project.

Monday night, the city council got a request to refund $95,000 dollars to the family of Howard Logan because the project has been changed from an equestrian center to a multi-use facility.

And tonight (Tuesday), the chairman of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisor told the gathering he's heard Bomgaars could be dropping out of their partnership too.

He's worried taxpayers may end up footing more of the bill.

"I just want to make sure we're taking care of our taxpayers too and we're not funding more then we agreed too. The original price was around $15 million and now it sounds like $12 million," said De Witt.

In other action, the supervisors discussed updating the aging heating and cooling system in the Trosper-Hoyt Building.

De Witt says it's still in the early stages, but the board wants to start planning ahead.

"It's not anything that needs to be done this week but certainly we need to start planning for it so we can adjust our budget without raising taxes and keeping the cost low. We want the taxpayer to get their money's worth," De Witt said.

De Witt says the system could go out anytime in the next few years.

He says in the meantime, finding an alternate means of heating and cooling the building could be a possibility.

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