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Jan 7, 2013 8:06 PM by Cristy Aranguiz - KPAX News

Superior considering $7M community center

SUPERIOR - Many Superior residents expressed a desire for a few new facilities over gthe last four years, and if citizens vote for a property tax increase, those residents will have their wish granted.

Ballots will be mailed to residents who have until January 28 to vote on a proposed $7 million community center that will feature an indoor swimming pool, library, gym, racquetball courts, 180 yards of walking trails and 2,000 square feet of conference and meeting rooms.

Wayne Stanley, Superior School District superintendent, said it can be a "scary venture" trying to raise taxes.

"I look at it as not so much as a tax increase on my property but an investment within my community. Will my property values hold and maintain themselves? You bet with something like this, they definitely will," he said.

The Community Center would be located on school property, near the high school. Construction will possibly begin in July, and it will take approximately 10 to 12 months to complete the project.

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