Developer pitches plan to build Farmi...

Developer pitches plan to build Farmington ice arena

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 23, 2010, titled Developer pitches plan to build Farmington ice arena. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Farmington City Council members on Monday night heard a private developer's proposal to solve the city's ice problem.

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Bud in St Paul

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 24, 2010
Don't be conned. This is a waste tax payer of money frozen ponds, lakes out door ice rinks worked for us when we were kids. Let them skate outside like real Minnesotans and save the money.
Jenny

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 24, 2010
How come anyone who reads this article can see through this scam and Farmington people cannot?

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 24, 2010
two resaurants, driving range and a hotel , what a joke..

Since: Apr 08

Black River Falls, WI

#4 Feb 24, 2010
If its such a slam dunk, why would the developer need to go and get taxpayer financed bonds????

It smells as bad as yesterdays fish in the Red Star.
Not as Delusional as You

Burnsville, MN

#5 Feb 24, 2010
From the article:

"Colby said his plan could work, and in the end, it wouldn't cost Farmington taxpayers a dime.

"Do you want to spend $200,000 a year, or do you want to spend close to zero?" Colby asked.

In addition, he estimated that the complex would create 150 new jobs, provide a $450,000 tax base and bring 500,000 visitors to the city each year."

Additionally, its going to halve the national debt and cure chronic diseases for all that spend time there.

If Farmington buys off on this, maybe we should sell them prime investment real estate(swampland) up by Walker.
Larry of Lakeville

Duluth, MN

#6 Feb 24, 2010
I say let the team leave, or build it themselves. I'm so sick of billionaire owners sticking it to Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer.

Oh yeah, and put Dew Days back downtown where it belongs.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 25, 2010
Farmingtons hockey team sucks anyway..

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