The historic, World War II ship was used in the Normandy landings at Omaha Beach.
Mayor Winnecke says there have been several negotiations with the ships board of directors for a new deal. The current deal to keep the LST in Evansville expires in May of 2015.
Other cities, including Jeffersonville, IN, have expressed interest in luring the ship away.
The ship is on a tour right now but is scheduled to return home on September 23rd.