Ashland residents get their chance tonight to tell the City Council what they think about a proposed welcome center near freeway Exit 14 at the edge of the city.

Ashland residents get their chance tonight to tell the City Council what they think about a proposed welcome center near freeway Exit 14 at the edge of the city.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in council chambers at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main St. The meeting is open to the public.

The welcome center could help the local and state economy, but neighbors are worried about noise, crime and the strain on the city's water and sewer systems from extending services there.