The Nov. 5 referendum question posed to voters reads: "Should the city council replace the swimming facility at Sunset Park with a new facility with the following conditions: (1) spending and/or borrowing on the facility is not to exceed $3.5 million and; (2) The facility will be built within the corporate limits of the city of Elkhorn?"
Because the referendum is advisory, the city council is not bound by the results.
The estimated tax impact of borrowing $3.5 million would be about 38 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, the newsletter states.
The following items would likely be among the minimum requirements for a new facility: zero-depth entry, a Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pool and bath house, six competitive swimming lanes and starting blocks, a dual-sided concession stand to serve pool and park activities, a diving area, an expanded deck and a slide. However, there are no set design specifications at this time.
Voting will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at the city recreation center in Sunset Park.