Webb City Aquatic Center Falls Short

Published 04/09 2014 05:21PM

Updated 04/09 2014 06:24PM

WEBB CITY, MO.--- Although the majority of votes yesterday favored the Webb City aquatic center, it wasn't enough to start on the project. The question on the ballot was whether the city could raise the price in property taxes to construct a $2.5 million aquatic facility. Although it passed by 56%, it needed 57% to pass the 4/7th requirement, because the city was taking on debt to build the project. The interim city administrator and mayor will both continue to look at options and other ways to raise the money.

"We try not to dwell on the negatives. We look at the positives and the positive is the majority did wish to see an aquatic center here in Webb City, and we'll continue to look at our options," said Carl Francis, Webb City Interim City Administrator. 

The question was put on the ballot after several community members proposed the swimming facility the last couple of years. 

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