State senator, developer failed to keep promises on ball-field project, draft audit shows

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: October 29, 2017 at 4:16 a.m.

The unfinished River Valley Sports Complex at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith sits deteriorating and surrounded by weeds. An audit found the project’s developers failed to live up to promises and assurances to city directors.

Two men developing the River Valley Sports Complex failed to keep promises and assurances they made when city directors allowed them to start building a multifield baseball/softball complex on city land, according to a draft audit released by the city.

Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, is shown in this file photo.

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