The Cape Girardeau City Council voted Monday to move forward with negotiations regarding the construction of the indoor sports complex, but not without some discussion first. The resolution up for vote announced the selection of Midamerica Hotels Corp. to design and build the facility. It also calls for choosing South Kingshighway Investment LLC as the first alternate. With the unanimous approval of the resolution, the city manager is authorized to negotiate a development agreement, which later will be presented to council for approval. But Councilwoman Loretta Schneider requested the council remove the item from Monday night’s consent agenda to go over a few details before holding the vote. Her questions focused on funding. The sports complex is the next project to be funded by the city’s 1 percent restaurant tax. The most recent project funded by the sales tax was the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. Midamerica Hotels plans for the facility to be built at U.S. 61 at Interstate 55 at Center Junction, between Cape Girardeau and Jackson. It plans to donate 10.27 acres, with an adjoining 19.12 acres that could be acquired by the city by purchase or trade. South Kingshighway Investment proposed building the sports complex on 18 acres near the intersection of South Kingshighway and Southern Expressway. Read more details in the SE Missourian.