Arguments For and Against 2017 Bond

ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF THE BOND PROPOSITION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SANTAQUIN COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER (Senior Center, Library, Multi-Use and Exercise Space)

THE EXISTING SENIOR/RECREATION CENTER BUILDINGS ARE UNSAFE FOR OCCUPANCY.

The buildings are not ADA compliant. They are not seismically constructed. The roof has major leaks.  The bathrooms do not have proper sized piping to allow for adequate water flow nor are they sized sufficiently for the building’s occupancy. The building is not insulated, resulting in extremely high utility costs (Twelve month average of $1,682/mo, winter average of $3,211/mo). If it were insulated and reroofed, the structure could not withstand the extra weight from snow load. Lastly, there is an immense bat, mice, and insect infestation resulting in an unhealthy environment.

BOND PROPOSITION WILL ENSURE IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR OUR SENIORS, VETERANS, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

The proposed Senior Citizen Center will be larger and will accommodate the growing population of seniors (baby boomers). It will create a venue for additional services such as technology and art classes, community and university education, and additional opportunities for social interaction. The center will provide multi-use gathering space that will be used for elections, for city-wide town hall meetings, as well as by civic organizations such as the American Legion and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. It will have an elevated stage, kitchen facilities, large gathering hall and an enhanced exercise area available to the entire community.  

BOND PROPOSITION ENSURES AN EXPANDED COMMUNITY LIBRARY.

The current library is at circulation and physical capacity. Based on the population of the area and the number of library visits, patron usage has risen dramatically. The current library space can no longer handle the demands placed upon it.  An expanded library would be a valuable resource to our community by providing a greater offering of materials, enhanced technology, group study areas, reading nooks and resources for our children.  The library is the most utilized amenity within our community.

BOND PROPOSITION WILL ENSURE GREATER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN.

With the expanded library that this proposition ensures, there will be room for children and teen educational areas as well as group study areas and an enhanced technology area.  The facility will also be connected via the UEN Network to Utah Valley University (UVU) for college level educational courses.

THE COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER WILL BENEFIT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

In addition to the offerings of the Senior Center and Library, this facility will provide multi-use space, exercise facilities and classrooms that will benefit the ENTIRE community.  The current library is a beautiful building with a grand stair case and superior acoustics.  It may be converted into an events halls that can be rented for weddings or family reunions or be used for community events such as art exhibits, small concerts and performances or community meetings.


PLEASE JOIN US IN VOTING YES ON THE BOND PROPOSITION

Santaquin City Mayor
Kirk Hunsaker

 Santaquin City Council
Keith Broadhead
David Hathaway
Amanda Jeffs
Nicholas Miller
Marianne Stevenson

 

 

ARGUMENT AGAINST THE BOND PROPOSITION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SANTAQUIN COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER (Senior Center, Library, Multi-Use and Exercise Space)

(There was no argument submitted against the Bonds)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING:

The City Council of Santaquin City, Utah shall conduct a public meeting on October 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at 45 West 100 South, Santaquin, Utah to hear arguments for and against the issuance of the Bonds. 

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