At Tuesday night’s council meeting, the Mankato City Council heard area youth groups make requests for sales tax dollars that were made available through the local option sales tax.

The Mankato Area Hockey Association, YMCA and several other recreation groups looking for updated or new facilities made their case.

The YMCA is looking for an east side location, while the hockey association is aiming for a two-rink hockey arena.

The council minutes say the next steps will be for the groups to complete a feasibility analysis on their plans for Tourtellotte Pool and youth softball and baseball facilities.

The city has a June 15 deadline for the state bonding requests.