Baseball not included in the city's budget at this time

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – City council members met Wednesday morning to discuss items that were brought up during a public input session Tuesday night.

During their budget work session, council members talked about reviewing service fees and agency funding. They also talked about holding off on paying for a baseball stadium.

At this time, next year's budget does not include any money for a public-private partnership. If a deal does move forward, council members said they will have to make room in another budget in later years.

Mayor Bill Saffo maintains this is not a done deal and there are still several unknowns in the project. Until they're resolved, the mayor said it would be short-sighted to set aside money for a baseball stadium.

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