Sign Petition

Does Wasatch NEED a pool?

156 Signatures Goal: 1,000

(Updated 20 Feb 2014, after the 94th signature - your email may be used to organize against the passage of this bond election.)

Whereas, there is currently a movement promoting the construction of an “Aquatic Center” combined with additional recreation fields,

Whereas, the cost of the project was estimated to be $25 to $30 million, to property tax payers of Wasatch County,

Whereas, this would amount to an averagecost of $1,000 for everyman, woman and child in the county, for construction andanadditional $370 in INTEREST

Whereas,the annual cost of bond payments is shown to be about $100 per year,($100 per year increase in property tax)for the average priced primary residence;

Whereas, an ADDITIONAL annual operating cost deficit of $400,000 to $800,000 is suggested, and that cost will be ADDITIONAL annual property tax of $25 to $50 per year,

Whereas, local commercial property taxes will increase by twice the residential payer amount,

Whereas, a commercial (or second home) property assessed at $800,000 would have an increase in property tax of $500 per year– solely for the construction and operation of the center.

Whereas, the projected use of the Aquatic Center would only be 10 to 20%of the county residents,

Whereas, there are currently several pools available in Wasatch County,

Whereas, there is an excellent aquatic facility available 20 min away in Kamas,

Whereas, there was an informal petition being circulating supporting this pool movement,

Whereas, on Feb 20, 2014, the proposal has been officially placed on the November 2014 ballot by the Wasatch County Council.

Now Therefore, Be it Resolved that We, the undersigned residents, and taxpayers, of Wasatch County, hereby strongly urge other County voters to oppose the proposal and vote NO in November.

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Wasatch County residents

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Highlights

February 20
On Feb 20, 2014, the same County Council voted 6 to 1 to place the "Aquatics Center' on the 2014 ballot.
February 20
While maintaining that this was the 'people's idea,on "August 21, 2013 the Wasatch County Council voted on Resolution 13-15 establishing a Special Bond Election to be held November 5, 2013 for a new aquatic center and outdoor recreational facilities. The results of that vote were 4 to 3 (57%) in favor of the resolution. Utah State Law requires a Special Election be approved by a 2/3 majority vote (66%). Therefore, the resolution failed to pass.
  • steven talbot
    steven talbot United States, Ogden
    Nov 06, 2014
    Nov 06, 2014
    Dont want it!!!
  • steven talbot
    Nov 06, 2014
    Nov 06, 2014
    Dont want it!!!
  • M Kirby
    M Kirby United States, Salt Lake City
    Nov 06, 2014
    Nov 06, 2014
    I do not support this effort or idea.
  • M Kirby
    Nov 06, 2014
    Nov 06, 2014
    I do not support this effort or idea.
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Signatures

  • 1 month ago
    Molly McNeill
    1 month ago
  • 6 months ago
    Debra West
    6 months ago
  • 6 months ago
    steven talbot
    6 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    M Kirby United States
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Dan Rider
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Theresa
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    john glodowski
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    witt
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Biull Stern
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Anthony Kadzius
    7 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Kaye C Broadhead
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    david ringelberg United States
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Christel and Scott Swasey United States
    8 months ago
  • 8 months ago
    Barbara Pokrin
    8 months ago
  • 9 months ago
    Brad Colovich
    9 months ago
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