The municipal election in the Fort offered voters a chance to express their opinion on new infrastructure.
 
Specifically, residents had their say on a potential new aquatic facility at the Dow Centennial Centre.
 
The estimated project cost is $35-million, with a yearly operating cost of $4.1-million. Building the pool would result in a property tax increase of about $112 per year for an average residential property.
 
51.97 per cent (3709 votes) said no, while 48.03 per cent (3421 votes) said yes.
 
"It will be up to the new council to make a decision on which direction they would like to go, which will most likely be during the budget deliberations in early November," said Barb Shuman, director for recreation services in Fort Saskatchewan.
 
The facility was a hot topic coming into the election, with many candidates stating they would listen to residents.
 
 

 

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