A motion to purchase Evans Plunge was tabled Tuesday night by the Hot Springs City Council. But, a petition to bring the matter to a public vote is now circulating.
City Council President Carl Atchley is spearheading the petition drive. The council agreed with Atchley that the purchase of the attraction should be left up to the public.
City officials estimate they could net $50,000-100,000 in revenue if they take over Evans Plunge.
126 valid signatures are needed to bring the measure to a public vote.