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City Council expected to vote on funding for Roberts Park

The Evansville City Council is expected to vote on funding for Roberts Park at their Monday night meeting. 

So far in finance committee, council members have voted to remove initial funding for Roberts Park from the 2014 budget. Common council is has yet to vote.

The park has been a top priority for Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, and when it comes to Roberts Park, he says his administration will not quit.

The parks department asked for $1.5 million to start infrastructure work on the park that will go in along the Lloyd Expressway.

Mayor Winnecke told 14 News that he had a candid discussion with council members on Friday. 

He says he knows they may decide to eliminate that funding, but he hoped they would make a different decision.

"There are other opportunities that we'll explore if that's reduced or zeroed out. We are not giving up on the prospect of Roberts Park. We've worked too hard on it. We've had such great feedback from the community, overwhelmingly positive. People like the park, they like the concepts that we rolled out. No matter what the Council does tonight, it does mean that this administration is going to give up on Roberts Park. We will not give up on Roberts Park," Mayor Winnecke said.

If the initial funding is not approved, it doesn't mean the park won't happen, but it would cause a delay in moving forward.

Brandon Bartlett is at the meeting and he'll have the latest, along with reaction, tonight on 14 News at 10.

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