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Voter approval will be sought for funds to plan rec center

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

EL JEBEL – Midvalley residents living within the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District will be asked in November to approve a one-year property tax increase to raise $182,000 to help pay for a plan for a recreation center, the district has announced.

The tax will be levied for only one year, according to Mark Fuller, a consultant with the district. The projected cost is $2.90 per $100,000 of market value of a house, or about $14.50 for a home with a market value of $500,000, Fuller said.

The money raised by the new tax will be combined with existing park and recreation district funds to create a master plan for a recreation center. Crown Mountain Park is located south of the main intersection in El Jebel. Proponents of a recreation center want to add a facility to the park. The master plan will address the location, size, cost and offerings of the recreation center, Fuller said. The cost of the study is estimated to be $308,000.

Voter approval will be needed at a later election to raise funds to build and operate the recreation center.