ALTOONA REFERENDUM: Voters Against $4m Bond

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Altoona voters shot down a multimillion dollar construction project.

The bond referendum held Tuesday asked voters to help finance an expansion to the Greater Altoona Community Service Campus.

The $4-million plan was to expand the campus’ youth area, renovate workout areas, upgrade the locker rooms and improve the parking lot.

Property taxes were set to increase 34-cents per $1,000 of taxable valuation but 64% of voters decided against it.

The proposal needed a 60% approval rate for it to pass.

Unofficial results show 1,080 ballots were cast.

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