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Special election set on $15 million Yankton aquatic center

November 12, 2018

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Residents of Yankton will decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center next month.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that the City Commission has scheduled a special election Dec. 11 on whether to raise property taxes to help pay for the $15 million facility.

The commission recently voted unanimously to approve a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze to help pay for an aquatic center to replace the 71-year-old Fantle Memorial Park pool. But opponents filed enough petitions to refer the matter to a public vote.

The city earlier committed $2 million toward the project.

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Information from: Yankton Press and Dakotan, http://www.yankton.net/

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