- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Waterloo officials agreed to spend more money to design a white-water course along the Cedar River despite concerns about a lack of money to pay for the project.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2b0U455 ) the City Council voted 5 to 1 Monday to pay $32,430 on top of the $245,865 original contract with a Boulder, Colorado, company that is designing the project.

The money comes from gambling revenue collected from the Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo that is earmarked for downtown improvements.

It would cost $2.6 million to $4 million to build the course for kayaks, tubes and other water craft through part of downtown.

Courses in Manchester and Charles City are popular, but council member Tom Lind questioned spending money for designs when construction funds aren’t available. Lind voted no.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com

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