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Clay Center voters approve tax for swimming pool

Published on -2/5/2014, 9:31 AM

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CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) -- Clay Center voters have again approved a new tax to build a swimming pool to replace one built in 1937.

A special election that ended Tuesday passed 549-251. The Clay County Clerk's office says 27 percent of eligible voters participated.

Voters had approved a 0.5 percent sales tax Oct. 1 to raise between $30,000 to $35,000 a month to help fund a $7.2 million pool.

The vote raised Clay Center's sales tax rate to 9.15 percent on Jan. 1.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1fucmGD ) a group opposed to the city carrying the debt collected petitions last fall to force a special election. Voters were asked whether a public building commission should issue revenue bonds to finance construction and debt service for the new pool.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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