Voters speak with a loud voice


When it came to the rec center proposal on Election Day, "wreck" might have been a better term.

More than 50 percent of voters 1,391 to 558 voted against building a state-of-the art recreation center that would have included amenities such as a six-lane lap pool, a leisure pool with spray features, a lazy river and a slide, and a six-point indoor shooting range

Apparently voters were not impressed by the financing plan that called for a combination half cent sales tax increase and the implementation of a 2.75 percent automobile use tax.

Obviously if proponents want to bring it up again they will have to come up with a more palatable way to pay for it.

Voters also did not much care for the gambling-for-tourism-bucks proposal that died 2109 to 663.

School board candidate Trish Snyder, who ran against Leroy North, got a resounding endorsement from voters in the only contested race on the ballot.

We congratulate voters for turning out in large numbers. More than 2,780 voters made it to the polls, which is simply astounding when you consider that this was an odd-numbered year election that notoriously draws few to the ballot box.

We congratulate the voters who turned out and those who made the proposals, even if those plans lost. It takes guts to bring these plans forward and without people bringing up these ideas, which spawn future ideas, nothing moves forward.

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