City of Parks could become City of Pucks
The Janesville City Council is scheduled to vote on modifications to the city's ice center Monday, intended to bring a Junior A hockey team to Janesville.
One of the main sticking points for some Janesville residents appears to be the proposed beer sales during the hockey games. Some citizens have told the City Council they don't think it's appropriate to sell beer where underage children are playing hockey. The council is being asked to spend $200,000 on the modifications. According to a memo from the city manager, the financing for the project would equal about a dollar a year for a house assessed at $113,000.
If the hockey team doesn't come to Janesville, the renovations could still help generate revenue at the ice center. The city administration suggests renting the new locker room to the Janesville School District or UW-Whitewater. UW-Whitewater stopped using the ice center for home games in 1995, due to a lack of locker rooms.