"The council is pondering whether to put a rec center referendum on the fall ballot. On Tuesday, however, experts from VCBO Architecture predicted that a center half the size of Lehi's would run an annual deficit of $800,000. That's in addition to the cost of building it. A final figure hasn't been determined, but $7 million seems to be a minimum estimate." -Daily Herald
Chase's Take: Let's face it, a down economy, families struggling to make ends meet and if passed we as residents would have to foot some of the bill, in return the city would have to go in to a deficit. Doesn't sound worth it to me. I say table the issue until 2010. Let this economy get back on its feet a bit. We already have the land set aside. Let build what the people ultimately want and not something to just build something. Especially with the city taking over the golf course to be managed by a group out of Thanksgiving Point. If we took on a rec. center deficit, and let's say the golf course doesn't make it. Then people will really not want to move to Eagle Mountain and you can kiss your property values goodbye.