Yankton Residents Vote On Fate Of Aquatic Facility


THE FATE OF A NEW AQUATIC CENTER IN YANKTON IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF VOTERS. POLLS ARE STILL OPEN FOR ANOTHER HALF HOUR, AS PEOPLE DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO HELP PAY FOR A NEW AQUATIC CENTER TO REPLACE THE 71-YEAR-OLD FANTLE MEMORIAL PARK POOL. KELOLAND’S SARAH MCDONALD WAS IN YANKTON TO HEAR FROM VOTERS AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE TURNOUT. IT SEEMS LIKE DEJA-VU, PEOPLE CASTING THEIR BALLOT FOR AN ELECTION. BUT THESE VOTERS AT CITY HALL IN YANKTON AREN’T DECIDING ON CITY OR STATE LEADERS. INSTEAD, THIS SPECIAL ELECTION WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES TO HELP PAY FOR A $15 MILLION AQUATIC FACILITY. FOR SOME VOTERS, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE. “I’VE HEARD PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT AT WORK SO I KNOW PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN VOTING FOR THIS,” VOTER KATE MARCEAU SAID. SINCE THE POLLS OPENED EARLY THIS MORNING, VOTING CENTER SUPERINTENDEN T JULIE BLUNCK HAS BEEN BUSY. “IT’S BEEN GOING GREAT, IT’S BEEN VERY STEADY SINCE THE TIME WE OPENED AT 7:00 THIS MORNING, WE’VE NOT HAD A LOT OF LONG LINES, BUT EVERYTHING HAS BEEN MOVING ALONG VERY WELL,” VOTING CENTER 1 SUPERINTENDENT, JULIE BLUNCK SAID. SARAH MCDONALD: AS OF MONDAY AT 5:00 THE CITY HAD RECEIVED JUST OVER 1,700 ABSENTEE BALLOTS. FOR THOSE NOT VOTING ABSENTEE, THE PROCESS HAS BEEN PRETTY SMOOTH. “THE LAST VOTING THERE WAS A FEW MORE PEOPLE, BUT IT WAS ALSO A MIDTERM ELECTION, BUT THERE’S ACTUALLY A FEW PEOPLE IN THERE, IT’S NOT LIKE IT WAS COMPLETELY EMPTY,” MARCEAU SAID. A DECISION THAT IS IN THE HANDS OF THE RESIDENTS OF YANKTON. “VERY HAPPY WITH TURNOUT, IT’S ALWAYS GOOD WHEN PEOPLE GET OUT AND VOTE,” BLUNCK SAID. IN YANKTON, SARAH MCDONALD, KELOLAND NEWS. POLLS CLOSE AT 7 P-M. ACCORDING TO THE YANKTON CITY FINANCE OFFICER, THEY’VE ALREADY STARTED PROCESSING SOME BALLOTS.

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