Vote to create tax district failed |

Vote to create tax district failed

A vote to create a tax district to increase services for the Bear River Recreation and Park District barely failed, according to results released Friday.

Just over half of the 39 percent of those living within the district rejected the measure, which would have expanded services available to south county residents and the use of 32 acres of park space near Lime Kiln Road and Highway 49.

According to the district, 50.2 percent rejected the property assessment, which would have raised $169,000 for the district. The assessment only needed 50 percent, plus one for passage. It has no sunset, said board member Nancy Guerland.

The rejection of the assessment also forced the resignation of Jeff Potter, the district’s general manager, though Guerland said Potter would stay on in a part-time capacity until at least Sept. 22, when the board is scheduled to meet next.

For the full story, read Saturday’s editions of The Union.

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