Draper City leaders withdraw rec center bond proposal from June ballot

Posted at 7:48 PM, Jun 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-13 11:24:53-04

Draper City Council reached a unanimous decision Tuesday to withdraw the recreation center bond proposal from the primary ballot in June.

Mayor Darrell Smith said had many residents complain about the prospect of raising property taxes to fund the expense of building the rec center. As a result, he said the city council will hold further discussions before taking the issue to voters. 

The proposed center would have an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, basketball courts and a gym. Funding the project would cost home owners an additional $9 a month in property taxes and businesses an extra $16.

City leaders say they are aware the county is planning to build a recreation center in the area in four years and may focus on working with them instead of building one of their own.