Thursday, December 16, 2010

Provo council approves bonds for recreation center

The Provo Municipal Council has voted 6-0 to issue up to $39 million in general obligation bonds for the purpose of financing the new recreation center. According to Roger Thomas, director of Parks and Recreation, the city anticipates releasing the bonds for sale around the first of the year. Passage of the resolution allows them to start incurring debt on the project, which voters approved in November. "We would like to break ground around April or May," Thomas said. "Construction will take 17 to 18 months. We hope to open the new recreation center Oct. 15, 2012." Provo Daily Herald