The North Mankato City Council heard from both sides of the debate on increasing a food and beverage tax to help pay for maintenance at Caswell Park.

 

The proposed tax would be a half of a percent.

 

Some small businesses opposed the idea while others said the tax would help with improvements that bring in tourism to the area.

 

Now the council will next decide whether to approve the tax or not. If passed, the tax would go into effect at the beginning of next year.