Next month, residents of Yankton will get to decide the fate of a proposed aquatic center. The City Commission has scheduled a special election for Tuesday, December 11 on whether to raise property taxes to help pay for a new $15-million facility.

The commission recently voted unanimously to approve a 20-year opt-out of the state property tax freeze to help pay for an aquatic center. They also committed $2-million towards the project. But opponents filed enough petitions to refer the matter to a public vote.

If built, the new facility would replace the 71-year-old swimming pool at Fantle Memorial Park.

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