SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME. THAT IS WHAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH RIGHT NOW, HEAVIER RAIN HOLDING TOGETHER. OTHER THAN THAT, NOT A WHOLE LOT HERE IN NORTH TEXAS. MANSFIELD CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO CONSIDER AN ICE HOCKEY RINK TONIGHT. WE ARE ALIVE TO EXPLAIN HOW THE PLANS MADE THE WAY BACK INTO THE AGENDA AFTER DYING TWICE BEFORE. REPORTER: OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A CONTINGENT HERE WHO FEELS VERY STRONGLY ABOUT GETTING THE ICE-SKATING RINK HERE. AS YOU SAID, THIS HAS BEEN ON THE TABLE TWICE, PERHAPS THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM. THEY WILL MEET HERE AND TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT 7 PM THIS EVENING. THIS THIRD INCARNATION HAS NOW GENERATED A GOOD BIT OF CONTROVERSY AND CONCERN FROM NEIGHBORS WHO WOULD BE LIVING NEXT TO THE DEVELOPMENT. I AM NOT OPPOSED TO THE CITY GROWING. WHAT I AM OPPOSED TO IS SIMPLY APARTMENTS ALL OVER TOWN. THEY’RE TALKING A FOUR-STORY, 330 UNIT APARTMENT COMPLEX WITH A FOUR-STORY, 600 CAR PARKING GARAGE NEXT TO IT. WE HAVE THREE NEIGHBORS THAT WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY. I THINK THAT IS REALLY SAD. REPORTER: AS I MENTIONED, AFTER TWO ATTEMPTS TO GET THE FUNDING TO BUILD THE DR PEPPER STAR CENTER THAT THEIR PROPOSAL NOW HAS HOMEOWNERS ORGANIZING AGAINST IT SAYING THE ISSUE IS NOW BIGGER THAN HOW THEIR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT, BUT THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE AND WHAT HAS BEEN A NEARLY MORAL AREA. THEY CIRCULATED AN ONLINE PETITION AND HAVE BEEN GOING DOOR TO DOOR. THE SENSE FOR MANY OF THEM TODAY WAS THAT THE OPPOSITION WAS ABOUT MONEY AND THEY WERE LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE NOT CRAZY ABOUT IT, BUT NOW THE APARTMENT PROPOSAL HAS MANY HOMEOWNERS TIRED OUT. THEY ARE PREDICTING A FULL HOUSE HERE 7:00 WHEN THE CITY COUNCIL BEGINS TO TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT. AGAIN, YOU ALSO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO SAY THIS BE GOOD FOR THE CITY AND WILL SPUR EVEN

Proposed Mansfield Ice Skating Rink Sparks Controversy
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