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Winnecke delivers State of City

Photo by John Gibson

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke promoted road improvements, a land bank, a new indoor swimming pool, new life for Mesker Amphitheatre, and the development of Roberts Park during his State of the City address. 

Much of Winnecke’s address focused on what to do with $25 million in rent that Tropicana is paying as part of its plan to move onto shore.

Winnecke suggested investing $13 million over three years for road improvements.

Winnecke also proposed changing the current Brownfields Corporation into a land bank.

And Winnecke says the second half of the Tropicana rent to be paid after its move to land next year should be used on “quality of life” projects, like a new indoor swimming pool and re-opening Mesker Amphitheatre.

The Rotary Club also presented the mayor with a $100,000 check to help develop Roberts Park, on the former stadium site.

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